250A

Power-feed

36 x 16A

Channels

48 x 16A

Channels

400A

Power-feed

72 x 16A

Channels

Smart

Flexible 

powerful

Hydraulic-magnetic RCBOs

Superior internal design handles inrush and leakage currents without “nuisance tripping”. Individual earth-leakage protection on every channel and consistent protection at any operating temperature makes these breakers ideal for the complex loads encountered in demanding event and stage applications.

Load monitoring

Real time load monitoring on all channels with clear status indication makes lost loads, overloads and disconnected cables easy to find and correct. The smartPDU can enables you to monitor the actual current on each channel with a user friendly display system for each block of 12 channels. We also offer comprehensive monitoring of all voltages and currents, power consumption, power factor and more.

 

Remote supervision

An internal webserver enables you to remotely supervise and manage your units from a standard web browser on any platform. Real time streamed data includes voltages, main currents, channel loads, unit temperature and more. Units, cables and channels can be named and color coded. Several units can be supervised thru a single unified interface over a standard network.

Modular outputs

The smartPDU was the first distro to feature instantly reconfigurable output modules. Change from Socapex to Harting or True1 in minutes to adapt your gear to any job or any client. Available modules are single or dual Socapex, single Harting 16, Harting 24 and True1 single outputs for patching. Modules can be hot swapped so that a broken connector can be fixed even in the middle of a show.

Loss of neutral protection

Loss of the neutral connection can cause over-voltages that will seriously damage your connected equipment. The smartPDU power distribution unit includes a proprietary protection system that shuts the unit down instantly in case of a failed or disconnected neutral connection. 

Adjustable 400A MCCB

The 250A and 400A Molded Case Circuit Breakers used in the smartPDU protects for overloads and short circuit faults. Overload, neutral and short circuit parameters can be adjusted to fit the conditions at hand. The 4-pole design enables total separation from the power source when disconnected and the 36kA breaking capacity keeps you and your equipment protected at all times.

 

400A Powerlock feedthrough

The powerlock connectors on the smartPDU are directly connected with a high-grade copper busbar that enables a full 400A feedthrough to the feed other equipment without any restrictions. The output power lock connectors are not affected by the main breaker on the unit to prevent any daisy chaining of main breakers that will result in bad and confusing selectivity between connected units.

 

Auxiliary Outputs

The smartPDU features six 16A auxiliary outputs with the same magnetic-hydraulic RCBO as the main-channels. Connectors for these outputs can be adapted to most types of 16A 1-phase connectors available.

Two auxiliary 3-phase outputs with 4-pole hydraulic-magnetic breakers can be fitted with CEE 5-pin connectors ranging from 16A to 63A. 

A single 16A RCBO delivers power to front and rear sockets for simple connection of personal equipmen, the rear connection also are equipped with Neutrik Powercon and True1 outputs.

 

smartPDU

The smartPDU series of large-scale power distribution units are designed to meet all the requirements of delivering safe and dependable power to the modern-day entertainment industry and market. Available in 36, 48 and 72 channel versions they can be adapted for a wide range of applications that require precise control and reliable operation.

All main channels are equipped with industrial-grade hydraulic-magnetic breakers and very precise individual residual current detection on each output. Thermal stability, better tolerance against earth-leakage and better handling of intermittent peak currents will enable you to connect even more complex loads on each channel.

The smartPDU series enables you to adapt your outputs to any situation with its quick-change modular output boxes. Change between different connector options in minutes depending on what’s needed for the client or fix a broken connector instantly during a show.

Extending the units usability even more are the seven auxiliary 1-phase outputs and two  3-phase outputs that can be customized to your needs. Same high-grade breakers as in the rest of the units are used throughout.

Comprehensive measurements of voltages and currents feeding the unit and our proprietary load sensors on each channel gives you all the relevant data on what’s going on in your system. Indication on the front panel of overloads, lost loads or normal operation for each individual channel are easily viewed even from a distance. The smartPDU series also gives you the ability to monitor the exact current for each channel on an integrated display for each block of 12 channels.

All units in the series also includes 2 high grade USB chargers, backlit scribble strips, separately dimmable outputs for front and rear worklights and front and rear user selectable connivance sockets for easy connection of personal equipment.

The smartPDU gives you full remote access to all monitored data in real time over any standard network and on any device running a web browser, no special software or network needed. The internal web server gives you the ability to name each unit, color-code and name all channels, set up extended supervision on critical channels and monitor the total current for each connected multicore-cable. The status for the main-breaker, the E-stop, neutral protection and the unit’s internal temperature can also be monitored in the online interface. All settings are automatically stored internally and travels with the unit, data can be imported and exported in standard excel-format. The onboard CPUs battery back-up ensures that the smartPDU will give you relevant information about what’s going on even during a total power failure to help you find and correct any problem rapidly.

All smartPDU series units are built in a very sturdy aluminum chassis and conform to the 19-inch standard for easy integration into flightcases or installation racks.

Modular Outputs

2

Socapex

4

Socapex

2

Harting 16

12

True1

3

Harting 16

Pick your size

The smartPDU comes in three sizes, the 250A smartPDU 36, the 250A smartPDU 48 and the 400A smartPDU 72. All units have the same master and auxiliary sections and they interconnect seamlessly with each other.

Tested, certified & documented

Our products are thoroughly tested, certified and designed to accommodate to all relevant standards. We provide manuals, drawings and technical documents to support you and your team whether you’re on tour, working on an installation or doing one-off gigs. 

smartPDU Specifications

 

Power input

Powerlock 400A

5-wire (TN-S) 230/400V

Main breaker MCCB, electronic protection, 4-pole 250A(36ch & 48ch), 400A(72ch)
Over-voltage protection Immediate disconnection in case of lost neutral connection
Main input metering All incoming voltages, all currents (including neutral current), power factor, frequency
Main status indicators Multicolored status indicator
Channel load monitoring Individual status indicating multicolor LED, 3 digit LCD display with direct readout.
No of main channels 36,48,72
Channel capacity and protection 16A / channel, RCBO A-type, 30mA
Auxiliary channel X0 1 front socket, 1 rear socket + Powercon and True1(user selectable socket type)
Auxiliary capacity and protection 16A / channel, RCBO A-type, 30mA
Auxiliary channels X1-X6 16A, 3-pin CEE (customisable connectors)
Auxiliary capacity and protection 16A / channel, RCBO A-type, 30mA
Auxiliary channels X7-X9 16A-63A, 5-pin CEE
Auxiliary capacity and protection 16A-63A, 4-pole breaker, 30mA-300mA RCD (customized on order)
Main output connections Modular
Worklights

2 x 3-pole XLR, 12VDC, 15W, PWM dimmer on front & rear

USB-charger 2 x 5VDC, 2.1A
Dimensions & weight 1342 x 600 x 723mm, 150kg
Certifications, standards EN 61439-1, EN 62368-1:2014, EN 61000-6-1:2007,EN 55015:2006+A2:2009, BS7671, BS7909

 

 All specifications subject to change without notice