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Lenovo 0U PDUs

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2 Apr 2024
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Abstract

The Lenovo zero-U (0U) Basic and Switched and Monitored power distribution units (PDUs) are the ideal solutions when you need flexible, reliable, easy-to-deploy power distribution with branch circuit protection to minimize downtime. The 0U PDUs are designed to be installed vertically in a Lenovo rack, thereby not consuming any horizontal rack space.

This product guide provides essential presales information to understand the 0U Basic and Switched and Monitored PDUs and their key features, specifications, and compatibility. This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the Basic and Switched and Monitored PDUs and consider their use in IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the April 2, 2024 update:

Introduction

The Lenovo zero-U (0U) Basic and Switched and Monitored power distribution units (PDUs) are the ideal solutions when you need flexible, reliable, easy-to-deploy power distribution with branch circuit protection to minimize downtime. These rack-dense units distribute power to up to 48 outlets and 42 outlets. 0U PDUs are designed to be installed vertically in the rear channel of a Lenovo rack, thereby not consuming any horizontal rack space that otherwise be used by servers, storage and network switches (hence the term 0U).

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With ever growing power densities in today’s rack environments, it is all too easy to add load in the wrong place and trigger an overload event. The 0U Basic and Switched and Monitored PDU offerings can minimize this impact, providing the ability to quickly recover with resettable circuit breakers for each designated bank of receptacles, referred to as load groups. Breakers are color coded to the receptacles in a particular load group to aid in configuration, installation, and maintenance. Furthermore, the Basic PDUs offer a cost-effective option to users who do not require intelligence. The Switched and Monitored PDUs also offer individual outlet remote monitoring and switching (on/off), which allow for remote power sequencing and further helping to prevent unintended PDU overloading.

Introduction to PDUs

A power distribution unit (PDU) is a highly reliable, multiple outlet power strip designed to consolidate line cords within the rack and distribute conditioned power from an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) or utility power to servers and other IT equipment. The PDU efficiently distributes power within the rack and provides fault-tolerant power redundancy for high availability requirements.

There are two types of 0U PDUs available from Lenovo. The PDUs covered in this document are:

  • Basic PDUs: The simplest and most cost-effective power distribution. Available with various outlet configurations and line cord options to support different systems and load requirements.
  • Switched & monitored PDUs: These are advanced power management solutions, providing power monitoring at the outlet level, with increased accuracy at low amperages, for more precise views of power consumption down to the individual server level instead of at the consolidated load group. These PDUs also offer management via a web-based interface which includes individual outlet switching (on/off).  Outlet switching allows for remote power sequencing and helps prevent unintended PDU overloading.

Basic PDUs

The Basic PDUs offer a cost-effective option to users who do not require intelligence. Premium hydraulic-magnetic circuit breakers operate reliably in high temperature environments. 

The following table provides the ordering part numbers for the Basic PDUs.

Table 1. Ordering part numbers
Part
number
Description Region
availability*
4PU7A93169 0U 36 C13 and 6 C19 Basic 32A 1 Phase PDU International
4PU7A93170 0U 24 C13/C15 and 24 C13/C15/C19 Basic 32A 3 Phase WYE PDU International
4XF7A93901 0U PDU Mounting Bracket for 9307 Rack International

* See region availability below

Region availability

PDUs indicated in Table 1 as available Internationally except for the following countries:

  • Latin America (LAS)
    • Argentina, Colombia, Mexico
  • Europe (EMEA)
    • Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Morocco, Russian Federation, South Africa, Ukraine and United Arab Emirate
  • Asia Pacific (AP)
    • Cambodia, Japan, Korea

Included with the PDUs

The PDUs include the following items:

  • One Power Distribution Unit with an attached power cord
  • Mounting hardware
  • PDU warranty poster
  • Safety guidelines
  • Quick start guide

The following figure displays the Basic PDUs.

Front view of the Basic PDUs

Figure 1. Lenovo 0U Basic PDUs

Features and specifications basic PDUs

The 0U Basic PDUs have the following common features:

  • Advanced features, such as color-coded standard IEC outlets
  • Enlogic's standard low-profile design
  • Toolless mounting
  • Operate reliably in high temperature environments. 

Note: Network Management Module is not supported

The following table compares the technical and environmental specifications of the 0U Basic PDUs.

Table 2. PDU specifications
Feature 0U 36 C13 and 6 C19 Basic 32A 1 Phase PDU 0U 24 C13/C15 and 24 C13/C15/C19 Basic 32A 3 Phase WYE PDU
Part Number 4PU7A93169 4PU7A93170
Region International International
Input power
Number of phases Single phase input Three phase input
Line cord Attached line cord, 3 m length (10 ft) Attached line cord, 3 m length (10 ft)
Line cord connector IEC 60309 332P6 IEC 60309 532P6
Plug design basic PDU 5plug
Input voltage 200-240V 200-240V / 346-415v
Input current 30A (derated 24A) (NA) / 32A(EU) 30A (derated 24A) (NA) / 32A(EU)
Maximum power rating 5.kVA / 7.40 kVA 17.3kVA / 22.10 kVA
Output power
Number of C13 outlets 36x (C13) 24x (C13/C15 combo)
Number of C19 outlets 6x (C19) 24x (C13/C15/C19 combo)
Output voltage rating at 50/60Hz 200-240 VAC 200-240 VAC
Output current rating Each C13 outlet: 10 amps; Each C19 outlet: 16 amps Each C13 outlet: 10 amps; Each C19 outlet: 16 amps
Circuit breakers 2x 20A, single-pole electro mechanical switch 6x 20A, single-pole electro mechanical switch
Capacity per PDU (Amps) 24A Total (NA) OR 32A Total (EU) 24A Total (NA) OR 32A Total (EU)
Mechanical and environmental
Physical dimensions (L x W x D) 1490 mm x 52 mm x 53 mm 1490 mm x 56 mm x 75 mm
Operating temperature -5 to 60°C (23 to 140°F) -5 to 60°C (23 to 140°F)
Operating humidity 5-90% RH / 5-95% RH; non-condensing 5-90% RH / 5-95% RH; non-condensing

Switched and Monitored PDUs

The following table provides the ordering part numbers for the 0U Switched and Monitored PDUs.

Table 3. Ordering part numbers and feature codes
Part
number
Description Region
availability*
4PU7A93171 0U 20 C13 and 4 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A 1 Phase PDU International
4PU7A93172 0U 16 C13/C15 and 16 C13/C15/C19 Switched and Monitored 24A 1 Phase PDU(30A derated) NA
4PU7A93173 0U 18 C13/C15 and 18 C13/C15/C19 Switched and Monitored 32A 3 Phase WYE PDU NA
4PU7A93174† 0U 21 C13/C15 and 21 C13/C15/C19 Switched and Monitored 48A 3 Phase Delta PDU (60A derated) International**
4PU7A93175† 0U 18 C13/C15 and 18 C13/C15/C19 Switched and Monitored 63A 3 Phase WYE PDU International
4XF7A93184 PDU Environmental Sensor- Temperature & Humidity International
4X97A93183 PDU serial communication cable International
4XF7A93901 0U PDU Mounting Bracket for 9307 Rack International

* See region availability below
** Available in Canada, Taiwan, Vietnam and United States only
† Planned ship support for these PDUs is 2Q/2024

Region availability

PDUs indicated in Table above as available Internationally, or Japan or NA except for the following countries:

  • Latin America (LAS)
    • Argentina, Colombia, Mexico
  • Europe (EMEA)
    • Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Morocco, Russian Federation, South Africa, Ukraine and United Arab Emirates
  • Asia Pacific (AP)
    • Cambodia, Japan, Korea

Included with the PDUs

The PDU unit is delivered in a corrugated box and contains:

  • One Power Distribution Unit with an attached power cord 
  • Network Management Controller (NMC is pre-installed)
  • Plugs and wires
  • Safety information sheet
  • Quick start guide
  • Warranty card

The following figure displays the 0U Switched and Monitored PDUs.

Switched and Monitored PDUs

Figure 2. Lenovo 0U Switched and Monitored PDUs

Features and specifications switched and monitored PDUs

The 0U Switched & Monitored PDUs have the following common and intelligent features like:

  • Advanced features, such as color-coded with locking IEC outlets
  • Enlogic's standard low-profile design
  • Toolless mounting
  • Operate reliably in high temperature environments. 
  • Sleek and space saving unit with low profile circuit breakers
  • Color-coded receptacles and different type of power outlets which can be customized according to needs and IT requirements.
  • Support Network Management Module and alerting capabilities supporting HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, SNMP, and email.
  • Support encryption, passwords, and advanced authorization options including local permissions, LDAP/S, and Active Directory.
  • Daisy Chain up to 64 Rack PDUs and supports a maximum of 10 environmental sensors each (sensors are optional)
  • Power Sharing feature that allows the data of the PDU to be recorded even during a Power Failure.
  • The Switched & Monitored PDUs also provide both current options with unique features:
    • Single-Phase Models:
      • All Single-Phase model support hydraulic magnetic breakers that are colour coded to the corresponding outlets.
    • Three-Phase Models:
      • In standard 415 V Three-Phase (Wye) configurations, the colour of each circuit breaker and outlet correspond to the appropriate input phase. The PDU is labelled to indicate the input-phase associated with each circuit breaker and outlets.
      • In North America 208 V Three-phase (delta) configurations, the colour of the circuit breaker corresponds to the line connections and includes a label of the two connected input-phases

The following table compares the technical and environmental specifications of the 0U Switched and Monitored PDUs.

Table 4. PDU specifications
Feature 0U 20 C13 and 4 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A 1 Phase PDU 0U 16 C13/C15 and 16 C13/C15/C19 Switched and Monitored 24A 1 Phase PDU(30A derated) 0U 18 C13/C15 and 18 C13/C15/C19 Switched and Monitored 32A 3 Phase WYE PDU 0U 21 C13/C15 and 21 C13/C15/C19 Switched and Monitored 48A 3 Phase Delta PDU (60A derated)

0U 18 C13/C15 and 18 C13/C15/C19 Switched and Monitored 63A 3 Phase WYE PDU

Part Number 4PU7A93171 4PU7A93172 4PU7A93173 4PU7A93174† 4PU7A93175†
Region International NA* Japan and NA** International International
Input power          
Number of phases Single phase input Single phase input Dual phase input Three phase input Three phase input
Line cord Attached line cord, 3 m length (10 ft) Attached line cord, 3 m length (10 ft) Attached line cord, 3 m length (10 ft) Attached line cord, 3 m length (10 ft) Attached line cord, 3 m length (10 ft)
Line cord connector 332P6, W+N+PE 1ph NEMA L6-30P 532P6, WYE, 3W+N+PE 3Ph IP67 (WATERTIGHT) IEC460P9, Delta 3W+PE 3ph IP67 (WATERTIGHT) IEC 60309, 4P 5W, 6H IP67 (WATERTIGHT)
Plug design 0U 18 C13/C15 and 18 C13/C15/C19/C21 Switched and Monitored 63A 3 Phase WYE PDU
Input voltage 200-240V 200-240V 200-240V /
346-415V
200-240V 200-240V / 346-415 V
Input current 30A (derated 24A) / 32A (EU) 30A ( derated 24A ) 30A (derated 24A) / 32A (EU) 60A (derated 48A) 60A (derated 48A) (NA) / 63A (EU)
Maximum power rating Dual-rated 5.0kVA (208V NOM) (NA) / 7.4kVA (230V NOM) (EU) 5kVA (208V NOM) Dual-rated 17.3 kVA (240V NOM )(NA) / 22.1 kVA (230V NOM ) (EU) 17.3 kVA (208V NOM) Dual-rated 34.6 kVA (240V NOM )(NA)/ 43.5 kVA (230V NOM )(EU)
Output power        
Number of outlets
  • 20x C13
  • 4x C19
  • 16x C13/C15 Locking
  • 16x C13/C15/C19 Locking
  • 18x C13/C15 Locking
  • 18x C13/C15/C19 Locking
  • 21x C13/C15 combo
  • 21x C13/C15/C19 combo
  • 18x C13/C15 combo
  • 18x C13/C15/C19 combo
Output voltage rating at 50/60Hz 200-240V 200-240V 200-240V 200-240V 200-240V
Output current rating Each C13 outlet: 10A; Each C19 outlet: 16A Each C13/C15 Locking outlet: 10A; Each C13/C15/C19 Locking outlet: 16A Each C13/C15 Locking outlet: 10A; Each C13/C15/C19 Locking outlet: 16A Each C13/C15 combo outlet: 10A; Each C13/C15/C19 combo outlet: 16A Each C13/C15 combo outlet: 10A; Each C13/C15/C19 combo outlet: 16A
Circuit breakers 2x 20A, single-pole electro mechanical switch 2x 20A, double-pole electro mechanical switch 6x 20A, single-pole electro mechanical switch 6x 20A, double-pole electro mechanical switch 12x 20A, single-pole electro mechanical switch
Capacity per PDU (Amps) 24A Total (NA) or 32A Total (EU) 24 A 24A Total (NA) or 32A Total (EU) 48 A 48A Total (NA) or 63A Total( EU)
Mechanical and environmental        
Physical dimensions (L x W x D)

68.9 x 2.1 x 2.1 in

1750 x 52 x 53 mm

58.7 x 2.2 x 2.9 in

1490 x 56 x 75 mm

67.7 x 2.2 x 2.9 in
1720 x 56 x 75 mm
67.7 x 2.3 x 2.9 in
1720 x 56 x 75 mm
67.7 x 2.3 x 2.9 in
1720 x 56 x 75 mm
Operating temperature -5 TO 60 C (23 TO 140 F) -5 TO 60 C (23 TO 140 F) -5 TO 60 C (23 TO 140 F) -5 TO 60 C (23 TO 140 F) -5 TO 60 C (23 TO 140 F)
Operating humidity 5% to 95% without condensation 5% to 95% without condensation 5% to 95% without condensation 5% to 95% without condensation  5% to 95% without condensation 

† Planned ship support for these PDUs is 2Q/2024
* USA, Canada (single-phase)
** USA, Canada, and Japan (dual-phase).

Connectors and load groups

The 0U Basic PDU with 36x C13 and 6x C19 connectors (part number 4PU7A93169) have the components as shown in the following figure.

4PU7A93169 basic PDU connectors
Figure 3. Connectors for Basic PDU (part number 4PU7A93169)

The 0U Switched and Monitored PDUs with 18x C13/C15 and 18x C13/C15/C19 connectors (part number 4PU7A93175) have the components and controls as shown in the following figure.

Connectors and receptacles for 4PU7A93175
Figure 4. Connectors for Switched and Monitored PDU (part number 4PU7A93175)

Advanced Network Management

The Switched and Monitored PDUs include a hot-swappable Network Management Controller (NMC) that provides the interface and connectors to manage the PDU.

Features:

  • Network Connectivity: Dual ports: 1x Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps) and 1x (10/100 Mbps) connection/IP address
  • Ethernet Cascading: Up to 64 units share a single “daisy-chain” Ethernet connection/IP address
  • DC Power Sharing: Each PDU can provide DC power sufficient to power network management electronics and sensors in a neighboring PDU in the event of AC power source loss
  • Dual Ethernet Support: Dual Ethernet ports for redundant communication
  • Remote Connectivity: HTTP(s), iPV4 and iPV6, SSH, Virtual Serial, SNMP (v1, v2c, v3), JSON-RPC, LDAP(S), FTP/SFTP, RADIUS, Redfish DMTF RESTful API
  • WebUI Interfacce: Data efficient REACT framework with native mobile device support

The following figure shows the LED screen and the ports of the NMC. The LED interface provides information about the load status, events, measurements, identification, and settings.

NMC connectors
Figure 5. Interface of the Network Management Controller

The components of the NMC are as follows:

  • LED screen:
    • Graphical alarm icon PDU Alarm
    • Daisy Chain Indicator
    • Environmental Sensor Alarm
    • Security Sensor Alarm
    • Circuit Breaker & outlet Alarm
    • Source color coding - user selected option 

NMC LED screen with color coding samples
Figure 6. LED screen source color coding samples

  • OLED Screen:
    • Setup
    • Alarms
    • Power
    • Sensors
  • Reset button: Use this button to reset the PDU for communication purposes only. Resetting the PDU does not affect the outlets/loads.
  • Interface Ports:
    • USB-C port: Use the USB connection to upgrade firmware and configuration file download/upload.
    • Ethernet ports: Use for redundancy and cascading (daisy chain)
      • 1x Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
      • 1x (10/100 Mbps)
    • Serial ports:
      • Digital Sensor port 1: dual function - sensor or serial connectivity. Use this port to open a serial connection to the PDU from your laptop. 
      • Digital Sensor port 2: sensor connectivity
        • Supports up to 10 physical sensors (optional sensors such as: door open/close, fluid spot leak detector, humidity, temperature available thru Enlogic vendor)
  • Daisy chain port:
    • 1x Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps) port on PDU1 to 1x (10/100 Mbps) port on PDU2.
    • Use ports to daisy chain two PDUs together. This setup enables multiple PDUs to connect over one Ethernet port. In daisy chain mode, up to 64 PDUs can be connected via one (1) IP address. This allows user to gather information and data of all daisy chained PDUs from the master PDU.

Daisy chain example
Figure 7. Daisy-chain PDU setup

RNA (Redundant Network Access) Functionality

  • Enlogic RNA allows to secure the access of PDU data and statistics on two separate private networks.
  • RNA is used with a redundant power delivery design including two rack PDUs for each IT rack. PDUs are used in RNA applications that must be of the same SKU.

The following is a sample of RNA connectivity

RNA sample connectivity
Figure 8. RNA setup with LAN

Environmental Monitoring Probe

The Environmental Monitoring Probe (EMP), part number 46M4113, is an optional device used to report local temperature and humidity values at its installed location and make that information available to the web interface of the PDU. The EMP connects to the PDU via the EMP/Serial port of the NMM that is installed in the PDU. The following figure displays the EMP.

Environmental Monitoring Probe (EMP)
Figure 9. Environmental Monitoring Probe

The Environmental Monitoring Probe has the following features:

  • Can be installed without having to turn off the PDU or the loads that are connected to it.
  • Monitors temperature and humidity information of any environment that you want, to protect your critical equipment.
  • Measures temperatures 0° C to 80° C (32° F to 176° F) with an accuracy of ±1° C.
  • Measures relative humidity between 10% and 90% with an accuracy of ±5%.
  • Can be located away from the PDU with a Category 5 network cable up to 20 m (65.6 ft) long.
  • Monitors the status of the two user-provided contact devices.
  • Displays temperature, humidity, and contact closure status through a web browser.
  • Allows user-selectable alarm thresholds to be defined for acceptable temperature or humidity limits.
  • Supports email notification through SMTP when thresholds are exceeded or contact status changes.
  • Logs changes in external contact status in the PDU event history log.
  • Logs when temperature and humidity values exceed user-selectable limits in the PDU event history log.

Browser interface

The PDU provides a graphical user interface that you can view from a web browser. Using a web browser, you can access and monitor the PDU power outlets and output devices remotely from a computer.

The following tasks can be performed though browser interface:

  • Controls individual outlets (On/Off)
  • Displays PDU current, watts, output power in VA, power factor, and frequency
  • Displays outlet level voltage, power factor and cumulative KW hour output
  • Sets outlet alarm thresholds
  • Views temperature and humidity status where the PDU is located and set thresholds to trigger alarm notifications
  • Views dry, humidity and temperature status
  • Accesses a graphical historical view of PDU data for statistical trend analysis
  • Views PDU Alarms
  • Views Event/System Logs

Selecting the right PDU

To avoid over sizing or under sizing power, it is important to understand the power requirements of the hardware that will be powered by the PDU(s). To understand this, use the Power Configurator tool to determine the hardware’s overall power usage. Download the Power Configurator from http://support.lenovo.com/au/en/documents/LNVO-PWRCONF.

Likewise, to avoid over sizing or under sizing PDUs it is also important to understand the PDU capabilities and capacities.

Consider the following for capabilities:

  • Do you require monitoring and/or outlet switching? If so, then consider the switched and monitored PDUs described here. If not, consider the Basic PDUs described above as well.
  • Do you require environmental monitoring capabilities? If so, then consider the switched and monitored PDUs described here. If not, consider the Basic PDUs described above as well.
  • Does the PDU have the right type of power for your scenario? For example, 16A, 30A, 32A, 63A and single or three phase power?
  • Does the PDU have enough of the correct type of outlets for your scenario?

Consider the following for capacities:

  • Will each outlet be able to support the load being connected to it? For example, C13 outlets have a 10A limit.
  • Will each load group be able to support the hardware being connected to it?
  • Will each phase, where applicable, be able to support the hardware being connected to it?
  • Is the overall power capacity of the PDU able to support the hardware being connected to it?
  • Do you have enough PDUs to be N+N or N+1 redundancy if this is required?

For additional information on selecting the right PDU, load groups, phases, outlets, line cords, plugs and specifications, reference tables above and/or vendor's nVent (CIS) site.

Supported rack cabinets

The 0U Switched and Monitored PDUs can be installed in the following racks:

  • S2 42U Standard Rack cabinet (Types 9307)
  • 42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack (Type 9360)
  • 42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack (Type 9361)
  • 42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Rack (Type 9363)
  • The 42U or 48U Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet (machine types 7D6D or 7D6E) are supported. 

Enlogic PDUs are built with tool-less mounting in most rack enclosure designs. 

These PDUs are designed to be mounted without the use of tools. Mounting buttons are pre-installed on the rear of the PDU at the factory. The mounting buttons allow for three mounting methods for installing the 0U Switched and Monitored PDUs vertically in a rack.

  • Using factory-installed buttons on the PDU to mount the PDU in keyhole openings in the rack frame

For additional information on racking the 0U basic or Switched and Monitored PDUs, refer to User’s Guide for the PDUs.

Warranty

The Lenovo zero-U (0U) Basic and Switched and Monitored power distribution units (PDUs) are offered with a three-year limited warranty. At Lenovo discretion this warranty will be either CRU service (customer replaceable unit) or a Lenovo employee, subcontractor or reseller will be assigned to repair the failing item. Proof and date of purchase is required for warranty claims.

Agency approvals

The PDUs conform to the following standards:

  • CE, Demko Certified to IEC/EN60950-1
  • ROHS, REACH

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