NETIO PowerPDU 8KS is a PDU (Power Distribution Unit) with 8 measured outputs (8x IEC-320 C13) connected to a LAN network. Each output can be switched on/off and measured individually via LAN or from the NETIO Cloud online service. It fits into a 19” cabinet (1U). The green DI (Digital Input) terminal block can be used to connect an mechanical switch (dry contact) or an external temperature sensor. With the NETIO T1 temperature sensor, the defined output can be switched based on temperature ( thermostat function).

NETIO PowerPDU 8KS can be configured with a web browser (allows output control, connection to NETIO Cloud, Open API communication settings, etc.).

Each output is separately metered and can be turned off and on individually.

Ready-made AV drivers make it simple to connect the NETIO PDU to professional Audio/Video systems such as BrightSign, Crestron, Control4, Domotz, Elgato Sream Deck, Kramer, RTI, SAVANT, SKAARHOJ and more.
Thanks to the Open API, integration with third-party systems using various protocols (JSON, Modbus/TCP, SNMP, MQTT-flex, Telnet, ...) is easy.

With the NETIO Cloud service, the outputs can be controlled from anywhere. The NETIO Cloud service, provided for a fee, uses SSL security and servers in Europe.

The NETIO Mobile2 app controls each output individually over LAN (local network).

The PowerUp sequence or power-up delay can be configured for each output.

Mechanical button (dry contact) or an external temperature sensor can be connected to the green DI input. By pressing a button or a temperature value, the defined output(s) can be switched using C&R (Condition & Rules) conditions.

 

Typical applications

  1. The PowerPDU 8KS can be used for power balancing due to energy metering on each output.
  2. Several PowerPDU 8KS units are typically used in IT data-centers for electricity distribution in a 19" rack (cabinet). Vertical or horizontal montage is available.
  3. With using external T1 temperature sensor can be used thermostat feature to ativate additional cooling in case of too high temperature.
  4. High temperature email alerting via NETIO Cloud can be realized in case of high temperature with external T1 temperature sensor.
  5. Saving energy in meeting rooms (Scheduler switches equipment on/off at predefined time).
  6. Controlling the power (to TV sets, audio systems, lighting) from various AV systems in stores, smart homes, museums, digital signage applications.

>> NETIO usage examples

 

AV drivers for integration

NETIO products can be used together with plenty 3rd party software / hardware or cloud services.

  • BrightSign media player (BrightAuthor]
  • Crestron (SIMPL blocks)
  • Control4
  • Domotz
  • ELAN
  • Elgato Sream Deck
  • Flic buttons
  • HW group (Perseus platform)
  • Kramer (K-Config)
  • PIXILAB Blocks
  • LOXONE
  • RTI
  • SAVANT
  • SKAARHOJ

>> More about  Integration partners (3rd party)

 

Ask for a price or technical parameters

Documents to download

   
 
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Flyer PDF
 
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Manual PDF (CE)

 

Remote restarting

Switch On / Off or Restart (short Off) each output using these methods:

  • From the device website
  • From the NETIO Cloud (web service).
  • From NETIO Mobile 2 (Mobile App) over LAN or NETIO Cloud (web service)
     
  • By external mechanical switch (dry contact) connected to DI input.
     
  • Using build in Week-Scheduler function you can define several On/Off intervals per each output.
  • With build in PING WatchDog function, you can restart any LAN device when not responding to PINGs from NETIO PDU (Device frozen)
  • With build in Power consumption WatchDog function, you can restart any device powered from metered NETIO PDU output. Device frozen / sleeping / IDLE mode is detected by power consumption drop for several time.
     
  • Using AV drivers you can control Outputs from many Audio Video SW (Crestron, Control4, Kramer, BrightSign, …)
     
  • There are plenty Open APIs (protocols) to control outputs / meter power consumption.
  • For example: JSON or XML over HTTP, SNMP v1 or v3, Modbus/TCP, MQTT, URL-API and others.
     
  • Using Windows executable PyNetio swtich / Toggle any NETIO output(s) from the Windows Desktop.
  • More: AN37 Outputs sequence started by Windows desktop icon (.bat file)

 

Power Measurement

NETIO PowerPDU 4C is small PDU with power measurement and IEC-320 outputs

NETIO PowerPDU 8KS measures electrical parameters for all 8 outputs individually. Measured values are displayed in the web administration interface and are accessible via M2M protocols. PDU 8KS measures with accuracy better than 1% in the entire operating temperature range.

  • 8x Current [A]
  • 8x Load [W]
  • 8x Energy [Wh] – user-resettable counter
  • 8x Energy Out [Wh]
  • 8x Energy In [Wh]
  • 8x TPF (True Power Factor)
  • 8x Reverse Energy [Wh]
  • 8x Phase shift  [-180...180°]
     
  • Voltage [V]
  • Grid frequency  [Hz]

>> More about electrical metering

 

 

DI (Digital Input)

The DI (Digital Input) is green terminal block for connecting external mechanical switch (dry contact). Switching On/Off will be indicated on the device web interface.

Every single DI is realized as 3pin terminal block. There is 12V for powering external devices like smoke or movement detectors.

There is also 4bytes pulse counter on the DI (compatible with S0 pulses). 4 bytes counter can be used for reading consumption from an external meter. You can connect there any meter with pulse output (water meter, gas meter, 3phase electricity meter, …)

>> More about DI (Digital Input)

 

External sensors

One external sensor can be connected to each DI (Digital Input). Only original NETIO sensors are supported.
-    External temperature sensor NETIO T1 (IP67 probe, 3m cable, -20℃ to +80 ℃)

Output switching based on DI state (sensor value).
With using the CR (Condition & Rules) can be local condition executed in the PDU to control one or more outputs based on DI current state or measured sensor value. Check the Condition & Rules in Glossary:.
>> More about DI (Digital Input)

 

 

 

Web_HTTPs

HTTPs

After NETIO 4C, the PowerPDU 8KS is the first NETIO product with implemented HTTPs security.
The HTTPs is supported both for the WEB interface and for Open API protocols (JSON, XML). A customer certificate can be used.

HTTPs is currently (1Q 2024) supported
only in the testing FW. Contact our support if you are interested in testing the coming soon firmware now..
>> Contact our Support for testing FW with HTTPs support

 

 

open_api

AV driversAV drivers icon

We can offer you drivers (integrated device support) for these AV (Audio Video) platforms:

  • BrightSign
  • Biamp
  • Control 4
  • Crestron
  • Domotz
  • ELAN
  • Elgato StreamDeck
  • HSYCO
  • Kramer
  • Loxone
  • PIXILAB Blocks
  • UTELOGY
  • RTI
  • SAVANT
  • SKAARHOJ

These integrations / drivers can be free or paid. It's individual..
Drivers not tested by NETIO products, but provided by community are listed on wiki.netio-products.com

>> More about Integration partners (3rd party)



 

 

Open API (M2M protocols)

  • SNMP v1                               AN11AN41
  • SNMP v3
  • MQTT-flex                             AN40
  • Telnet                                     AN10
  • Modbus/TCP                         AN27AN22AN37
  • JSON over HTTP                 AN21AN30AN42
  • XML over HTTP                    AN20AN31
  • URL API (http get)                AN19AN29
  • HTTP(s) Push JSON                      
  • HTTP(s) Push XML           

Regardless of the Open API used, the PowerPDU 8KS can always be controlled from its web interface and at the same time from the NETIO Cloud service. The customer can use the NETIO Cloud service and one Open API protocol at the same time.


 

NETIO Cloud

 The product can be connected to NETIO Cloud. Control 100 outputs from a single web screen!
NETIO Cloud is an ideal solution for remote control and restarting. It is accessible via any web browser: https://cloud.netio-products.com/
  • All devices produced by the NETIO products company can be connected to NETIO Cloud.
  • Prepaid credit for the first months or years of using the NETIO cloud. Several charging modes.
  • Remote PDU output control (from NETIO Mobile App or NETIO Cloud service website)
  • Multi-user feature for sharing devices in one company account
  • The User Rights (roles) can be defined for access control
  • PDU Connection Alert feature sends email notifications for PDU disconnections (connection or power failure).
  • Grouping and sub-group structure of PDUs (folders structure)
  • NETIO Mobile 2 App (Apple / Android) with user rights management
  • Open API (MQTT) to the company account of NETIO Cloud
  • The Historical Power Measurement Data can be downloaded
  • Remote firmware upgrade
  • 2 Factor Authentication
  • NETIO Cloud can be used in parallel with most of another Open API protocols.
  • Communication of PDU with the cloud service is secured (port 8883 - MQTTs - TLS).

The NETIO Cloud service is SaaS (online service). On-premise version of the cloud service is available for projects.

>> More about NETIO Cloud

 

 

Industrial product quality

 NETIO PDUs are made with quality in mind. Each unit includes a set of supporting functions to ensure reliability and long service life of the product in real-life conditions.
  • Open M2M API
  • Wide operating temperature range
  • PowerUp state – defined output state after power-up
  • PowerUp delay – outputs switched on after a delay
  • Input current up to 16A (output current max 10A / output)
  • Low internal consumption
  • Firmware upgradeable over the web, backwards compatibility
  • Very accurate electrical measurements, each unit is factory-calibrated
  • IOC – Independent Output Control
  • ZVS – Zero Voltage Switching

 

 

An important feature of NETIO PowerPDU 4C is ZCS (Zero Current Switching).

ZCS (Zero Current Switching)

An important feature of NETIO PowerPDU 8KS is ZCS (Zero Current Switching). ZCS controls the exact time when the mechanical relay contacts close and open. The relay contacts switch the output on or off when the current crosses the zero level. 

  • In the long run, ZCS support reduces the product failure rate due to internal relay damage.
  • Since the relay switches when the current waveform crosses the zero level, negative effects of inrush current are significantly reduced.
  • The ZCS and PowerUp delay functions reduce the chance of circuit breakers tripping when power is restored after an outage.
  • ZCS extends the lifetime of connected equipment; especially in case of frequent on/off switching of devices that are not designed for that (such as switching power supplies).

>> Glossary: More about ZCS

 

 

The switching of outlets can be time-controlled by the Scheduler with a graphical interfaceScheduler (timed switching of individual outlets)

With the Scheduler (timer) function, each output can be individually switched on or off at specified times and days of week. The switching times are easily configured in a graphical interface.
 
  • Each output can have its own schedule
  • When a schedule is active, outputs can still be controlled with NETIO Cloud, the web interface and Open API
  • Scheduler functionality can be enabled/disabled (not edited) for each output from the NETIO Mobile 2 app.
     
  • Scheduler does not need an internet connection. However, a time source is needed – provided over the internet or, for example, by a local ADSL / WiFi router.
  • For special usage the Scheduler can be combined with PAB (Power Analyze Blocks):
    • Switching time is based on current sunrise/sunset based on your location
    • Whatever happend, defined output can be switched off on defined time (midnight for example).
    • Ask for more..

 >> More information about the Scheduler

 

Condition & RulesIcon_Condition-Rules

The NETIO Conditions (PAB & WatchDog) & Rules are preprogrammed in the device. It's great tool for special usage and applications.

Customer activate these functions in script based configuration. Using Condition & Rules it is possible to define reaction of the output(s) to the switching the button (DI input) or the reaction of defined output to the (non) response of PING WatchDog. NETIO Condition & Rules are supported by all NETIO devices manufactured after 2020 with the exception of PowerPDU 4C (supports LUA scripts).

Detailed description you can find on the wiki.netio-products.com, check the "NETIO Conditions & Rules: Local device scripting" part.

 

 

 

User can define output state after power restoring - PowerUp statePower-Up state

 For some applications, it is important to set the power output state immediately after the device is powered on (or the power is restored after a failure). With some machines it is important to avoid momentary switch-on or switch-off. This parameter therefore defines the behavior of the power output before the standard communication with a master system starts to work.
  • On
  • Off
  • LAST state restores the last state before the power was disconnected

Delay sequence when switching outputs on (PowerUp delay)

After a power outage, some electrical equipment can be switched on with a delay to avoid overloading and tripping circuit breakers. With the PowerPDU 8KS, use these parameters: “Power-Up state” = ON / LAST, and “Output PowerUp interval” = power-up delay before switching that particular output on.

>> Glossary: PowerUp state

 

 

WatchDog Ping + Power

PowerPDU 8KS is equipped with WatchDog PING (IP WatchDog) and WatchDog Power consumption (PAB).

  • WatchDog Ping continuously monitors whether a given process or a part of a system work as they should. If not, the WatchDog restarts the process. Can be used for all 8 outputs.
     
  • WatchDog Power is "Condition" & "Action" (PAB - Power Analysis Block & Rules) based autonomous system. It continuously monitors current (energy) of monitored device powered from any metered power output of NETIO PDU device.

>> Glossary: WatchDog PING (IP WatchDog)

>> Glossary: WatchDog - Power consumption (PAB)

 

 

Mobile app controlled power socketsMobile App

This device can controlled from mobile App NETIO Mobile 2 (Android & iOS).
  • LAN: NETIO Mobile 2 can control all outputs of devices within local LAN (WiFi).
  • Cloud: User account on the NETIO Cloud service can be connected to the mobile app.
 
You can do with mobile app
  • Control individual power outputs – switch ON, switch OFF, RESET
  • Read power consumption data (A, W, Wh), if this one output (device) supports energy metering

  • QR code for NETIO Mobile 2 AndroidQR code for NETIO Mobile 2 iOSActivate / deactivate the week Scheduler function per each output
  • Sorting of outputs within groups (by function or location)
  • Output grouping – default group per one device can be changed individualy
     
  • Group control - Switch the whole group of outputs On / Off
  • Group control - Activate / deactivate the week Scheduler function for each output in whole group
     
  • Change output / device name (visible in the mobile application only)
  • Add multiple devices to the mobile app.
  • LAN discover: Search your LAN/Wifi network for NETIO devices.

 

>> NETIO Mobile 2

General properties

  Switched
Power
Outputs
Metered
channels
LAN Web NETIO Cloud Lua scripts WatchDog Scheduler Mobile App Open API 19“ 1U
montage
Switching
PowerPDU 4C 4xC13 4 2 Yes Yes Yes Ping Yes iOS Android 15 protocols RM1 RM2 
required
ZCS
PowerPDU 4PS 4xC13 - 1 Yes Yes - Ping Yes iOS Android 10 protocols RM1 RM2 
​required
ZVS
PowerPDU 4KS 4xC13 - 1 Yes Yes - Ping + Power Yes iOS Android 10 protocols RM1 RM2 
​required
ZCS
PowerPDU 8QS 8xC13 2 1 Yes Yes - Ping + Power Yes iOS Android 10 protocols Yes ZVS
PowerPDU 8KS 8xC13 8 1 Yes Yes - Ping + Power Yes iOS Android 10 protocols Yes ZCS

 

Technical specifications

  • iFL_PowerPDU_8KS_en_v3LAN (RJ45): Yes
  • WiFi: No
  • Web: Built-in web server (http / https)
  • Online demo: Yes
  • FW upgrade: Yes – via the device’s WEB interface
    Downloads: FW archive
  • Mobile app: NETIO Mobile2 (Android & iOS)
  • Cloud connection needed for installation: No
  • Control button for each output: No

 

  • Cloud service: NETIO Cloud (for a fee, SSL security)
  • Open API (M2M protocols):
    • JSON over HTTP (default) or HTTPs
    • MQTT-flex (MQTT extension, supports SSL)
    • SNMP v1
    • SNMP v3
    • Modbus/TCP
    • XML over HTTP(s)
    • URL API (http get) (control of outputs only)
    • Telnet (control of outputs only, backwards compatible with KSHELL)
    • HTTP(s) Push JSON
    • HTTP(s) Push XML

 

  • Lua support: No
  • Scheduler function (weekly calendar): Yes
  • IP WatchDog function: Yes
  • Power WatchDog function: Yes
  • Sending e-mails: No

 

  • Power input: 1x IEC-320 C20, 110/230V (max. 16A)
  • Mechanical power switch: No
  • Power output: 8x IEC-320 C13 (max 10A / output)
  • Number of controlled outputs: 8
  • LED indication of output states: No
  • Electrical measurement: Yes
  • Number of metered outputs: 8x
  • Electrical measurements:
    • 8x Current [A]
    • 8x Consumption [kWh]
    • 8x Reverse Energy [Wh]
    • 8x Power [W]
    • 8x TPF (True Power Factor)
    • Frequency [Hz]
    • Voltage [V]
    • Phase [°]
    • Accuracy: <1% (25°C)
  • Accuracy of electrical measurements: better than 1% (in the entire temperature range)
  • Internal consumption: 1-3 W
     
  • NETIO_PowerPDU_8KS_front_focus_on_DIInterfaces: 1x DI (Digital Input) for external dry contact mechanical switch
    • Power for DI: 12V power (Max 50mA)
    • Pulse counter: S0 pulse counter (4 bytes)
    • External sensor: Temperature probe NETIO T1 can be connected to DI

 

  • Security
    • HTTPs: Yes
    • Custom HTTPs certificates: Yes
    • 802.1x Authentication (Radius): Coming soon

       
  • SPD – surge protection: Yes, type 3 (125J (8/20us))
  • Switching element: relay SPST-NO, ZVS
  • ZCS (Zero Current Switching): Yes
  • IOC (output state independent from FW updates): Yes
  • PowerUp state of outputs: On / Off / LAST state

 

  • Dimensions: 439 x 41 x 90 mm
  • Mechanical mounting: 19“ (1U) rack mount
  • Ingress protection: IP30
  • Sound output: No
  • Temperature range: -20°C to +50°C
  • Designed and manufactured: European Union (Czech Republic, Prague)
 
 

Download

Manual: 
Manual CS
Manual DE
Quick Installation Guide: 

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Product comparison

  Connection Switched
Outputs
Metered
Channels
Smart
Switching
Inputs NFC Web
Interface
NETIO
Cloud

Local
scripting

WatchDog
function
Scheduler
function
Mobile App HTTPs Open APIs
2xLAN 4xC13 4 ZCS RS-232 - Yes Yes Lua scripts Ping Yes iOS
Android
Yes

15 protocols

LAN 4xC13 - ZVS - - Yes Yes Condition
& Rules
Ping Yes iOS 
Android
- 10 protocols
LAN 4xC13 4 ZCS 1xDI (S0) - Yes Yes Condition
​& Rules
Ping + Power Yes iOS 
Android
- 10 protocols
PowerPDU 8QS LAN 8xC13 1+1 ZVS 1xDI (S0) - Yes Yes Condition
​& Rules
Ping + Power Yes iOS 
Android
- 10 protocols
PowerPDU 8KS LAN 8xC13 8 ZCS 1xDI (S0) - Yes Yes Condition
​& Rules
Ping + Power Yes iOS 
Android
- 10 protocols
PowerDIN 4PZ LAN
WiFi
2+2 2 ZCS / - 2xDI
(S0)
- Yes Yes Condition
​& Rules
Ping + Power Yes iOS 
Android
- 10 protocols
PowerBOX 3Px LAN 3x - ZVS - - Yes Yes Condition
​& Rules
Ping Yes iOS 
Android
- 10 protocols
PowerBOX 4Kx LAN 4x 4 ZCS - - Yes Yes Condition
​& Rules
Ping + Power Yes iOS 
Android
- 10 protocols
PowerBOX 4Kx WiFi

LAN
WiFi

4x 4 ZCS - - Yes Yes Condition
​& Rules
Ping + Power Yes iOS 
Android
- 10 protocols
PowerCable REST WiFi 1x 1 ZCS - Yes Yes Yes Condition
​& Rules
Ping + Power Yes iOS 
Android
- 10 protocols
PowerCable 2PZ LAN
WiFi
2x - ZVS - - Yes Yes Condition
​& Rules
Ping Yes iOS 
Android
- 10 protocols
PowerCable 2KZ LAN
WiFi
2x 2 ZCS 2xDI
(S0)
- Yes Yes Condition
​& Rules
Ping + Power Yes iOS 
Android
- 10 protocols
 
 
 
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Available models

PowerPDU_8KS_main_web
PowerPDU 8KS
LAN PDU with 8 outputs IEC-320 C13. A metal bracket for mounting in a 19" cabinet (1U) is included. The power cord in not included.
PowerPDU_8KS_main_web
PowerPDU 8KS
LAN PDU s osmi výstupy IEC-320 C13. Kovový držák pro připevnění do 19" racku (1U) je součástí balení. Napájecí kabel není přibalen.

NETIO smart power sockets

Ethernet: 
10/100Mbit
Lan ports: 
0
LAN ethernet switch: 
Yes
WiFi: 
Yes
WiFi AP mode: 
Yes
Blue Tooth 4.0 LE: 
Yes
Serial port (RS-232): 
No
DHCP: 
Yes
SNTP: 
Yes
SMTP (TLS): 
Yes
SSL: 
Yes
IPv6: 
Yes
VLAN: 
Yes
Syslog: 
Yes
SMS Alerts: 
Yes
Email alerts: 
Yes
Mobile App: 
No
Scheduler (Chytrý kalendář): 
Yes
IP Watchdog Hearbeat): 
No
Warranty 2: 
6 Months
Protection 2: 
IP30
Rack montage: 
None
Product dimensions: 
340 x 58 x 90 mm
Product weight: 
1,18 Kg
Shipping package: 
420 x 65 x 130 / 1350 g
HTTP: 
Yes
HTTPs: 
Yes
SNMP v1: 
Yes
SNMP v3: 
Yes
User certificates: 
Yes
XML: 
Yes
Modbus/TCP: 
Yes
Telnet/Kshell: 
Yes
CGI: 
Yes
MS Azure (MQTT): 
Yes
SIP VoIP: 
Yes
Power Output: 
4x DE (Type F - Schuko)
Power Input: 
230V AC
Power Output sockets: 
1
Power Input: 
Europlug - cable 1m
Power In max current: 
10A
Max one socket current: 
8A
Power fuse: 
External, mechanical
Current meter: 
No
Metered values: 
None
Energy meter: 
No
LUA: 
Yes
XML interface accessible in LUA: 
Yes
SNMP interface accessible in LUA: 
Yes
Web buttons accessible in LUA: 
Yes
CGI interface accessible in LUA: 
Yes
PING interface accessible in LUA: 
Yes
RS-232 accessible in LUA: 
No
Online demo IP address: 
http://powerpdu-8ks.netio-products.com/
Symbol: 
PowerPDU-8KS_Wired-trans
Show download for mobile: 
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