IEC outlets with light pipes for status display

March 13, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Schurter's 6600-5 series IEC outlets are available with integrated light pipes, which bring a simple yet improved solution to intelligent power distribution.

Today, PDUs often use LEDs mounted in between outlets to display a current status. The high packing density of servers in modern data centres demands the same of power distribution units. With their integrated light pipes, the 6600-5 series appliance outlet provides space and assembly cost savings over conventional strip designs. Service technicians are able to clearly see which systems are working properly, or respond to required maintenance adjustments. The triggering of the LEDs is freely configurable, wherein each state can be clearly and independently represented. An outlet could, for example, signal an outage with a red LED, or a critical power consumption pattern with a yellow LED. Optionally, the 6600-5 is also available with only one or without light pipe. The 10A/250 VAC sockets offer a pull-out safety device. The outlet's snap arms are currently designed for front panel dimensions of 1.7 or 2.0 mm. Versions for 1.0, 1.5 and 2.5 mm will follow shortly. Schurter also plans a 16A version of the device with up to 4 light pipes.

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