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Remote Power Switches

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Perle’s Remote Power Switches (RPS) enable you to remotely power on/off/cycle Data Center equipment to reduce downtime, service costs and resources. Operate as an integrated solution with IOLAN Console Servers or as a standalone device over Ethernet.

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The RPS offers the following benefits:

  • Improve administrative efficiencies with integrated multi-outlet power control, all from a single vendor
  • Increase uptime
  • Maintain Business Continuity
  • Proactively identify and manage problems to improve mean time between failure (MTBF)
  • Restore IT assets without dispatching service personnel to remote Data Centers

Complex IT infrastructure server platforms such as Windows 2003, networking and telecom equipment are sometimes prone to entering states that are not recoverable through normal remote administrative commands even at the BIOS level. The last resort activity is a hard reboot, which requires the administrator to physically power cycle the equipment. This is not only an inconvenience to the administrator, especially if it is remotely located or if it happens in the middle of the night, which lengthens the downtime,disrupts business continuity and increases service costs.

Remote Power Switch Diagram

The Perle RPS, an intelligent power switch located near the equipment, can remotely power cycle the equipment to restore functionality resulting in decrease risks by reducing mean time to recovery (MTTR).

Integrated Management with Perle IOLAN Console Servers

When used with our IOLAN console servers, Perle Remote Power Switches form
an integral part of a total Data Center management solution.
Remote power management of equipment takes advantage
of the extensive security such as SSH/SSL encryption,
RADIUS, TACACS, Kerberos, LDAP, NIS and SecurID authentication
schemes provided by IOLAN console servers.
Through a power hot-key tool on the IOLAN, administrators
can power cycle equipment while they are still in their
serial console session, enabling them to monitor equipment
start-up messages as it is restored.

FeaturesRemote Power Switch

  • Independent Control of Power Ports
    Each AC power plug can be independently powered on, off or
    cycled giving complete control over when and in which
    sequence equipment is restored.
  • Dual AC Power Bus Architecture
    Perle RPS models are the only remote power switches
    with a dual AC Power bus architecture providing better
    equipment protection than single power bus systems.
    When used with redundant power systems such as the
    Dell Poweredge 6850, Perle’s Remote Power Switches
    are able to draw power from separate AC sources ensuring
    that at least one source of AC power is always up and
    running thereby maximizing equipment uptime.
    Both power buses are protected by separate breakers.
    If a breaker does trip, only the associated bus will
    be turned off, leaving the other bus operational. Single
    bus power switches that come with single or dual breaker
    systems will shut down the entire power switch when
    there is a breaker-tripping event.
  • Horizontal Form Factor Models with NEMA or IEC Plug standards
    Perle Remote Power Switches are available in a configuration
    to meet your data center power needs.Various models
    are available in horizontal (1U or 2U) form
    factors as well a choice of North American NEMA or
    international IEC power plug standards
  • Emergency Manual Power Switch
    This gives an IT administrator in the vicinity the ability
    to power on or off the switch in an emergency. Other
    vendors require the unplugging of power input cords
    which would cause potentially dangerous arcing or having
    run to the main power panel to trip a breaker.

Technical Specs

Hardware Specifications

  North America / Asia Europe
  RPS830 1U (Horizontal) RPS1630H 2U (Horizontal) RPS820 1U (Horizontal) RPS1620H 2U (Horizontal)
NEMA Plug IEC Plug
8 x NEMA 5-15R plugs 16 x NEMA 5-15R plugs 8 x IEC320-C13 plugs 16 x IEC320-C13 plugs
Dual AC Input

Two Separate Circuits

20 Amps Maximum per Circuit (16 Amps De-rated)

  • Two Separate Circuits
  • 16 Amps Maximum per Circuit
Voltage 100 – 120 vAC 50/60 Hz 200 – 240 vAC 50/60 Hz 1200 – 250 vAC 50/60 Hz
  • Two (2) IEC-320-C20 Inlets
  • Line Cords Supplied
Two (2) IEC-320-C20 Inlets
AC Outputs (plugs)

Eight (8) NEMA 5-15R Plugs

Split into Two 20 Amp Circuits

Sixteen (16) NEMA 5-15R Plugs

Split into Two 20 Amp Circuits

Eight (8) IEC-320-C13 Plugs

Split into Two 16 Amp Circuits

Sixteen (16) IEC-320-C13 Plugs

Split into Two 16 Amp Circuits

  • 16 Amps per Circuit
  • providing a Maximum Total of 32 Amps (De-rated)
  • 16 Amps per Circuit
  • providing a Maximum Total of 32 Amps
Console / Modem Port Interface
  • RJ45 (Cisco pinout)
  • RS232C
  • DTE
  • Serial ASCII
  • 8 Bits
  • No Parity
Physical / Environmental
Width 19” (48 cm) Standard Rack 19” (48.1 cm) Standard Rack 19” (48 cm) Standard Rack 19” (48.1 cm) Standard Rack
Depth 8.7” (22 cm) 8.7” (22.1 cm) 8.7” (22 cm) 299,680
Height 1.75” (4.5 cm) 1 Rack U 3.5” (8.9 cm) 2 Rack U 1.75” (4.5 cm) 1 Rack U 3.5” (8.9 cm) 2 Rack U
Weight 10 lbs. (4.5 Kg) Shipping Weight 14 lbs. (6.4 Kg) Shipping Weight 10 lbs. (4.5 Kg) Shipping Weight 14 lbs.(6.4 Kg) Shipping Weight
Temperature (Operating) 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C)
Humidity 19 – 90% RH 10 – 90% RH 19 – 90% RH 10 – 90% RH
Power Consumption: 18 watts 20 watts 18 watts 20 watts
Heat Output (BTU/HR): 61 68 61 68
  UL, cUL, FCC Class A, RoHS Compliant

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