February 2017 - Chatsworth Products’ Click Secure Locking Outlets Receive Patent

Click Secure Technology Prevents Accidental Disconnections

eConnect PDU Locking Outlet - PDU_LOCKING_CLICK_RGB72.jpgAGOURA HILLS, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017 — Chatsworth Products’ (CPI) intelligent eConnect® Power Distribution Units (PDUs), winner of the 2016 CI&M Innovators Award, has also been awarded a third utility patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. US Patent 9531126 recognizes eConnect’s Click Secure Technology, a unique locking outlet design.

Click Secure Technology is available on all eConnect PDUs with IEC outlets. The patent covers the locking design and housing on each outlet. A squeeze-and-release tab allows a plug to be securely inserted and fastened to a PDU without the need for proprietary power cords, which safeguards power and eliminates the cost of additional accessories.

“CPI’s eConnect PDUs with locking outlets protect data centers from facing critical downtime due to inadvertent unplugging of IT equipment. Ability to use the locking mechanism with standard power cords can save organizations anywhere from $50 - $200 per cabinet deployment,” states Ashish Moondra, CPI Senior Product Manager of Power, Electronics & Software.

Additional key features of eConnect PDUs include:

Secure Array™ IP Consolidation – Link up to 32 PDUs under a single IP address using standard Ethernet cables.
High-outlet density models – Solutions support up to 100 Amps and a high number of C13 and C19 outlets
High ambient temperature ratings – For use in ambient air temperatures up to 149°F (65°C) at the input power rating (kW)
+/-1 kW monitoring accuracy – Precise kW reading with +/-1 accuracy for exact power measurement
Tailored power options – Customization capabilities range from terminal block accessible PDUs, to customized colorization

eConnect PDUs provide the ultimate solution for rack-level power monitoring, distribution and control in evolving data centers. Available in more than 330 standard configurations from five progressive product models, eConnect PDUs can be preinstalled in CPI Cabinets and Racks at no additional costs, saving valuable time and money.

For more information on eConnect PDUs, visit the product page. For a complete list of CPI’s patented products and solutions, click here.


About Chatsworth Products

Chatsworth Products (CPI) is a global manufacturer of products and solutions that protect your ever-growing investment in information and communications technology for IT and industrial automation applications. We act as your business partner and are uniquely prepared to respond to your requirements with global availability and rapid product customization, giving you a competitive advantage. With decades of experience engineering thermal, power and cable management solutions for the data center, enterprise networking and industrial enclosure markets, CPI is well positioned to provide you with unequaled application expertise, customer service and technical support, and a global network of industry-leading distributors.

CPI is listed with the General Services Administration (GSA) under Federal Supply Schedule IT 70. Products are also available through GSA Advantage and through Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), including GSA Connections and NITAAC-ECS III (www.chatsworth.com/gov).

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