Penn Launches New Range Of Slimline Power Distribution Units

New series is designed designed for numerous installation and integration applications as well as custom install applications like home automation.
Front and back panel views of one of the new PDU16-10DJ PDU range from Penn Elcom.

Penn Elcom has released the new PDU16-10DJ PDU (power distribution unit) range of 1U rack mounting units with 10 switchable output sockets — available with different socket outlets — and a range of power ratings between 10 and 16 amps.

The catalog of Penn PDU devices now includes these four new slimline variants plus four other 2U devices, all of which are designed to assist full connectivity in a range of scenarios.

The new PD models are finished in matte black with dark red neon-lit switches. The 1U height takes up half the rack space of previous generation 2U devices, and have a robust build.

The PDU16-10DJ range is designed for numerous installation and integration applications, including live music venues, theatres, studios, clubs, restaurants and bars, along with custom install applications like home automation.

Each of the 10 switchable channels is protected by a thermal current overload trip switch, and each numbered channel has a dedicated rocker switch with a neon indicator light for quick identification, so users can spot immediately whether if a load is present — or not — in both bright and dark light conditions.

Power comes in via a panel mounted C20 socket and is distributed to ten C13/IEC outlets. A thermal overload trip switch cuts the power supply to all sockets if activated, providing the requisite safety standards for general industrial use.

The four standard slimline PD units available from stock via Penn Elcom Online include:

PDU16-10DJ-UK, which offers Type G outlets – 13 amps for the UK, Ireland, Malta, Malaysia & Singapore) each limited to a 13 amp maximum load. For 16-amp loads, the sockets can be replaced with Blue C-forms.

PDU16-10DJ-EU, outfitted with Type E/outlets with 16-amp loading for Europe, France, Belgium, Poland, Russia, the Czech and Slovak Republics, etc.

PDU16-10DJ-US, equipped with Type B outlets for 15-amp loads and use in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Japan.

PDU16-10DJ-AU, fitted with Type 1 outlets offering 10-amp maximum load distribution for Australia, New Zealand, China and Argentina. For 16-amp use, these can also be replaced with Blue C-form outlets.

Each unit is supplied with a 1.8-meter-long power cable, with a choice according to country/region.

Other products in the range include the PDU16-AV, a 2U multi-selection device that takes in power via a PowerCon locking input and outputs to IEC, USB and universal sockets. It has a clear LCD display to monitor voltage, current, power consumption and energy levels, plus illuminated circuit breakers and VDR protection in case of lightning strikes and local power surges.

The PDU16-UN takes power from a standard 16-amp C-form plug – typically found on generators and in event venues — and distributes to universal sockets compatible with plugs from the UK, U.S., Europe and Australia, with a maximum combined load of 16 amps. Illuminated circuit breakers offer 16-amp overload protection, and this model also has the LCD monitor as well as an M4 screw terminal for rack grounding.

The PDU16-PC and PDU16-EU deliver the same functionality, but instead of offering universal sockets, they’re fitted with Neutrik PowerCon or EU (Schuko) sockets.

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