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Power Strips & Power Distribution Units (PDUs)

Racklink, we specialise in offering a diverse array of Power Distribution Units (PDUs) or power strips to suit a wide range of needs. Our products, proudly made in Australia and New Zealand, comply with stringent local standards, ensuring high quality and reliability.

Our Comprehensive Product Range:

Standard Power Distribution Units (PDUs): These are versatile and can accommodate a variety of configurations, including Australian (GPO) outlets, IEC (60320) C13/C19 outlets, IEC-Lock secure outlets, and USB 2.5A outlets. They are ideal for a broad spectrum of power distribution requirements. Shop the range here.

Power Strips & Power Distribution Units

Bespoke Power Solutions: Understanding that one size does not fit all, our 'custom shop' offers bespoke solutions. Whether it's a rack mount power board, a vertical power board, or a specific amperage power board like a 15 amp power board, our custom solutions are tailored to meet the exact needs of your project. Contact us today and we can work together with you to find a best-fit solution. 

Advanced Safety Features: Our PDUs come equipped with state-of-the-art circuit breakers to ensure utmost safety and efficiency:

  • 10A PDUs feature 6kA C-Curve Thermal-Magnetic breakers, ideal for standard situations.

  • For higher amperage requirements, our 15/16A, 20A, and 32A PDUs include 6kA C-Curve Hydraulic-Magnetic breakers, offering enhanced protection in demanding environments.

  • High-density PDU configurations come with Thermal Overload protection, giving maximum outlet count, while still safeguarding against overcurrent situations.

Cable Specifications:

Understanding the importance of the right cable size for safety and performance, our PDUs are fitted with the appropriate cable size for their current rating. 

  • 1mm2 for 10A applications

  • 1.5mm2 for 15/16A applications

  • 2.5mm2 for 20A applications

  • 6mm2 for 32A applications…

  • This attention to detail ensures that each PDU is more than equipped to handle its load capacity effectively.

Power Strip Branch Configurations:

For 20A and above configurations we will typically offer branch protection. Restricting the overload potential on each outlet. 

  1. 20A Power Strips: Typically configured with 2x 10A circuits, except in cases involving 15/16A outlets. This setup ensures an even distribution of outlets across circuits, catering to a variety of power needs.

  1. 32A Power Strips: Standard models are equipped with 2x 16A circuits, allowing for a balanced distribution of power among the outlets, suitable for higher power requirements.


Power Strips & Power Distribution Units

Why Choose Our PDUs and Power Strips?:

  • Versatility: Our wide range of configurations, from rack PDUs to 3-phase power boards, caters to diverse requirements.

  • Customization: Tailor-made solutions for specific project requirements.

  • Safety and Compliance: Adherence to local standards and advanced safety features.

  • Local Expertise: Manufactured in Australia and New Zealand, ensuring local expertise and support.

  • Long-Term Reliability: Backed by a robust warranty and built for durability.

Local Manufacturing and Warranty:

Proudly manufactured in Australia and New Zealand, our PDUs comply with the AS/NZS 3100 standards, reflecting our commitment to quality. We back our products with a comprehensive 5-year warranty*, highlighting our confidence in their performance and durability (*LCD meters excluded).

Whether for a data centre, commercial setup, or industrial application, our PDUs and power strips are designed to offer reliable and efficient power distribution solutions. 

Shop now or contact us directly to discuss how we can meet your specific power management needs.


What is a Power Distribution Unit (PDU)?

A PDU is a device designed to distribute electric power to various components, typically within an IT or data centre environment. It is an essential component for managing and controlling the flow of electricity to servers, networking devices, and other hardware.

What do PDUs do?

PDUs primarily distribute power to multiple outlets from a single source, ensuring that all connected devices receive stable and consistent power. They may also offer additional features like surge protection, remote monitoring, and control capabilities.

What are the different types of PDUs?

There are varied levels of intelligence available inside the modern PDUs

  • Basic: No remote access, typically onboard circuit protection only.

  • Metered: No remote access, typically an onboard LCD or LED display showing various power metrics.

  • Monitored: Remote access to power usage across the PDU, individual branches, or individual outlets. 

Switched: Remote access to power cycle individual outlets. May have monitoring as well. Each level offers different features, from simple power distribution to advanced data monitoring and remote control functionalities.

Installing a PDU?

Installation of a PDU should always be conducted by a qualified professional to ensure that the load connected does not exceed the configuration of the PDU, or the upstream protection. It involves mounting the PDU in a rack or other location, connecting devices to the PDU, connecting the PDU to a power source, and finally activating the PDU, Branch or individual outlets with the appropriate timings.

What is a 3-phase PDU?

A 3-phase PDU allows you to use 3-phase outlets/supply available in a commercial or industrial facility to distribute your equipment loading across three separate phases, increasing the capacity and efficiency of power distribution, especially suitable for high-power-density racks in data centres.

What is the difference between 1-phase and 3-phase PDU?

The primary difference lies in the amount of power available for distribution. A single-phase PDU distributes power through one phase, suitable for lighter loads, and connecting to more common GPOs or smaller UPSs. In contrast, a 3-phase PDU uses commercial or industrial outlets to distribute equipment loading across all three phases, powering more devices more efficiently.