The field-proven Rugged Systems™ Power Distribution Unit (PDU) line is ideally suited for military, industrial and telecommunications applications requiring a rugged rack, vehicular or field-deployable, high reliability, compact size, and lightweight design. The heavy-duty chassis occupies only 1U (1.75”) of rack space while controlling up to 3600 VA of power via four double pole controls. The rounded metal corners aid in safe handling. Internally, all major components are well secured and electrically insulated to prevent damage due to shock and vibration. All controls and protective devices are brought to the front panel with critical switches or breakers guarded to prevent damage or accidental operation.
The double pole input breaker provides overload and short circuit protection for the whole unit. The PDU allows control of the individual output circuits. The optional Emergency Power Off (EPO) function can remotely open the input circuit breaker. Each load is controlled and protected by double pole shock-rated circuit breakers avoiding accidental operation due to shock or vibration. The indicator arrays keep the operator informed as to the unit’s status. The elapsed time hour meter tracks the rack equipment operation for maintenance.
The rear panel provides locking connectors for the input power, output power, and fan power. The combination MS input connector and input EMI/RFI filter provides suppression of conducted EMI. The transient surge suppression helps further protect the connected equipment.
Overall, the Rugged Power product line is uniquely qualified for critical shipboard, vehicle, airborne or land-based systems combining advanced modular design features with highly reliable construction.