Penn Elcom launches its new PDU16 range of premium rack-mounting power distribution: the PDU16-UN, the PDU16-EU, the PDU16-PC and the PDU16-AV. Newly designed as core products in a versatile range of professional, industrial and commercial racking options offered by the UK manufacturer.

The innovative 2U high horizontal mounting PDU16 series has been developed to offer more flexibility and well-engineered solutions in response to customer demand in the highly competitive 19-inch rack market. Features include a high-clarity, back-lit LCD monitoring display on the front of each unit showing essential operational feedback and data including voltage, current, power in watts and energy level.

This convenient monitoring functionality includes a visible overload alarm, alerting users as to when the level (in Watts) of power being drawn is / or is about to be exceeded, the value being displayed will flash on and off.

The wattage power level threshold can be user-defined and pre-set, and this data will be stored when the unit is powered off.

The PDU16 series offers a variety of different outlet socket formats to cover a dynamic range of applications including all types of AV, audio and lighting installations – from clubs to museums – to touring, rental & staging.

PDU16-UN (universal) main in/outs on Circuit A are a panel mounting 32A 240V IP44-C-FORM input socket feeding through to a 16A IP44 C-FORM output socket via an illuminated circuit breaker.

The PDU16-EU main in/outs on Circuit A are a panel mounting 32A 240V IP44 C-FORM input socket feeding through to a 16A IP44 C-FORM output socket via an illuminated circuit breaker.

PDU16-AV is ideal for home audio visual installations and multimedia applications from live music venues to theme parks and museums. The main input is a 20A Neutrik powerCON, complete with a 2nd order EMI filter and a GDT / VDR protection circuit to deal with lightning strikes and local power surges.