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The function of LayerZero Web-Enabled Power Distribution Units (ePODs™) is to provide uninterrupted three-phase electrical power and circuit breaker protection in mission-critical power distribution systems. 

 

LayerZero ePODs Power Distribution Units are cabinets containing Static Transfer Switches with optional transformers and power distribution. Intended for data centers and industrial applications, LayerZero ePODs Power Distribution Units provide complete power reliability, advanced monitoring capabilities, with remote management functionality and open connectivity. LayerZero ePODs Power Distribution Units are designed for operator safety, equipped standard with InSight™ IR Portholes, with optional SafePanel™ Distribution

LayerZero Power Distribution Unit Products

Examples of critical power distribution systems that utilize Power Distribution Units include UPS systems, Static Transfer Switches, Remote Power Panels. Schematic drawings and PDF brochures of ePODs Power Distribution Units are available on each applicable product page. 

 

For more information on LayerZero ePODs Power Distribution Units, please select a product type: 

 

Series 70 ePODs™: Type-P Web-Enabled Static Transfer Switch On The Primary Side Of The Transformer With Distribution
Series 70 ePODs™: Dual Type-P Web-Enabled Static Transfer Switch On The Primary Side Of Dual Transformers With Distribution
Series 70 ePODs™: Type-S Web-Enabled Static Transfer Switch On The Secondary Side Of The Transformers With Distribution
Series 70 ePODs™: Type-N Web-Enabled Static Transfer Switch With Power Distribution
Series 70 ePODs™: Type-X Transformer With Distribution

LayerZero Power Distribution Unit Innovations

• First to introduce Triple Modular Redundant design in a Static Transfer Switch
• First to introduce real-time Waveform Capture
• First to introduce triple digital signal processors
• First to introduce Dynamic Phase Compensation technology for out-of-phase transfers
• First to introduce Voice Prompted Bypass Procedure

Front only connection access on Power Distribution Units

What is a Power Distribution Unit?

A Power Distribution Unit (PDU) is a device that distributes electric power to the critical load in power distribution systems. Power Distribution Units provide power protection for server power distribution, and connect to uninterrupted power systems (UPS) devices or Static Transfer Switch (eSTS) devices. LayerZero designs web-enabled Power Distribution Units with optional transformers, and the IP-20 rated SafePanel™.

 

The basic components of a PDU are main breaker(s), panel boards, guided wireways, a control panel, and a web-server.

Power Distribution Units (PDU) Definition

LayerZero ePODs Power Distribution Units are devices that distribute three-phase electrical power to individual loads. ePODs can be either standalone cabinets, or integrated with Static Transfer Switches and UPS Systems for applications that utilize redundant power. Distribution systems with switches (eSTS) are referred to as ePODs, and utilize either the 1200A or 400A SafePanel™ Panel Board. In data center applications, ePODs Power Distribution Units typically install into Remote Power Panels (eRPPs), providing Selective Trip Coordination and Circuit Protection to mission-critical loads. 

Power Distribution Units Reliability

The primary function of LayerZero ePODs Power Distribution Units is to provide power reliability, delivering energy to critical power loads safely, reliably, and efficiently. LayerZero ePODs include optional Triple Modular Redundant (TMR) control systems, for added redundancy that provides 10x higher reliability than alternative configurations. 

 

Preventive maintenance on ePODs Power Distribution Units can be completed safely utilizing InSight™ IR Portholes for thermal IR scanning. Utilizing a convection-cooled fanless-design, ePODs Power Distribution Units do not require dedicated cooling and AC, and are designed for long-term uptime and reliability. 

Power Distribution Units Networking & Monitoring

LayerZero ePODs Power Distribution Units are equipped standard with web servers that connect directly into networks via open protocols, including Ethernet Cable, TCP/IP, SNMP, and Modbus. Layerzero Power Distribution Units have monitoring tools that connect with System Management Software utilizing open protocols to help manage electrical power distribution systems.

 

Power Distribution Units (ePODs) with IP connectivity can be accessed remotely via secure connection, providing information such as panel names, metering data, and waveform capture

Power Distribution Units in the OSI Model

LayerZero ePODs Power Distribution Units construct a robust foundation layer of power system infrastructure, supplying safe and reliable power distribution functionality to hundreds of companies that require always-on power. The Foundation Layer of the OSI Model is a diagram that defines the requirements for reliable power infrastructure that is required for critical computer loads. 

 

The Open System Interconnection (OSI) reference model conceptualizes the means by which information from an application in one computer travels through a network to an application in another computer in an adjacent internetwork. It is comprised of seven layers (layers 1 through 7), each specifying particular network functions. The model was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and it is now considered the primary architectural model for intercomputer communications.

 

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