PowerPDU 8QS | NETIO products a.s.

NETIO PowerPDU 8QS is a PDU (Power Distribution Unit) with eight power outputs (8x IEC-320 C13) controlled and metered over a LAN. It fits into a 19” cabinet (1U). Each output can be switched on/off individually. PowerPDU 8QS supports two channels for electrical measurements: the PDU as a whole (all outputs combined), and the first output separately (All Outputs + 1). A digital input (DI) can be used to control the outputs or count S0 pulses (electricity meter output).

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

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

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).

To switch the outputs on in a sequence, a power-up delay can be configured for each output.

 

Open API: Supported M2M protocols

One Open API protocol can be used at a time, chosen from among the supported M2M protocols:

  • SNMP v1                               AN11, AN41
  • SNMP v3
  • MQTT-flex                             AN40
  • Telnet                                     AN10
  • Modbus/TCP                         AN27AN22, AN37
  • 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 8QS can be always controlled from its web interface and from the NETIO Cloud service. The customer can take advantage of the NETIO Cloud service and one Open API protocol simultaneously.

 

Useful links:

 

Typical applications

  1. In IT, the smart PowerPDU 8QS is typically used to distribute electricity in a 19" rack (cabinet) in a data center.
  2. Saving energy in meeting rooms (Scheduler switches equipment on/off at predefined time).
  3. Controlling the power (to TV sets, audio systems, lighting) from various AV systems in stores, smart homes, museums, digital signage applications.
  4. The outputs of several NETIO products can be controlled using the NETIO Mobile 2 app, as long as the app is connected to the same network.
  5. The outputs of multiple devices can be controlled centrally using the NETIO Cloud service (for a fee).

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Power measurement of A, W, Wh, V, HZ, ...Electrical measurements

NETIO PowerPDU 8QS measures electrical parameters – at the input for the device as a whole (All Outputs) as well as at the first output (Output 1). Measured values are displayed in the web administration interface and at the same time are accessible via Open API protocols. NETIO PowerPDU 8QS measures with accuracy better than 1%.

Parameters measured for the whole device:

  • Grid frequency [Hz]
  • Electrical voltage [V]
  • Total current [A]
  • Total power [W]
  • Overall TruePF [-])
  • Overall phase shift [°]
  • Total energy [kWh]
  • Total reverse energy [kWh]

Parameters measured for output 1:

  • Current [A]
  • Power [W]
  • TruePF [-]
  • Phase shift [°]
  • Energy [Wh]
  • Reverse energy [Wh]

>> More about electrical measurements

 

DI (Digital Input)

 A digital input (DI) can be used to control the outputs or count S0 pulses.

The DI can be connected to a button (dry contact) or used as a S0 pulse counter for reading energy consumption from an external electricity meter.

The DI state and the S0 counter value are shown in the web interface and accessible over Open API.

  • Digital input (DI): 1x input (contact) + S0 counter (4 bytes)
  • Power for DI: 12V power (max 50mA)

>> More about DI (Digital Input)

 

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/

The NETIO Cloud service is provided for a fee and supports NETIO products.

  • All devices produced by the NETIO products company can be connected to NETIO Cloud.
  • Thanks to the included “Welcome credit”, the service can be used at no cost for the first 3 years.
  • Devices connected to the service can be controlled securely from anywhere over the Web (HTTPs).
  • NETIO Cloud can be used in parallel with most of another Open API protocols.
  • Communication with the Cloud service is secured (port 8883 - MQTTs - TLS).
  • NETIO Cloud uses a separate Open API (MQTTS protocol) to control all devices linked to a given user account.

>> 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

 

ZVS (Zero Voltage Switching)

 An important feature of the NETIO PowerPDU 8QS is ZVS (Zero Voltage Switching).

ZVS controls the exact time when the mechanical relay contacts close and open. The relay contacts switch the output on or off when the voltage crosses the zero level. 

  • In the long term, ZVS support reduces the product failure rate due to internal relay damage.
  • Since the relay switches when the sinusoidal voltage waveform crosses the zero level, negative effects of inrush current are significantly reduced.
  • The ZVS and PowerUp delay functions reduce the chance of circuit breakers tripping when power is restored after an outage.
  • ZVS 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 ZVS

 

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 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.

 >> More information about the Scheduler

 

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 8QS, use these parameters: “Power-Up state” = ON / LAST, and “Output PowerUp interval” = power-up delay before switching that particular output on.

>> Glossary: PowerUp state

 

Mobile app controlled power socketsMobile app

 PowerPDU 8QS can be controlled over the local network using the NETIO Mobile 2 app (for Android mobile devices).
  • The mobile app can be used to control several PDU units and all their outputs.
  • The mobile device must be connected to the same LAN (connect the phone/tablet via WiFi).
  • NETIO Mobile2 can scan the LAN and discover connected devices. WiFi connection to the LAN is required.

 

For the moment, NETIO Mobile 2 is not available for iOS users. We recommend using third-party apps:

 >> 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 Yes Yes iOS + Android 15 protocols RM1 / RM2 
required
ZCS
PowerPDU 4PS 4xC13 - 1 Yes Yes - - Yes Android 10 protocols RM1 / RM2 
​required
ZVS
PowerPDU 8QS 8xC13 2 1 Yes Yes - - Yes Android 10 protocols Yes ZVS

 

Technical specifications

  • LAN (RJ45): Yes
  • WiFi: No
  • Web: Built-in web server
  • Online demo: Yes
  • FW upgrade: Yes – via the device’s WEB interface
    Downloads: FW archive
  • Mobile app: NETIO Mobile2 (Android)
  • 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)
    • MQTT-flex (MQTT extension, supports SSL)
    • SNMP v1
    • SNMP v3
    • Modbus/TCP
    • XML over HTTP
    • 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: No
  • 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 measurements: Yes
  • Number of channels for measurements: 2 (All Outputs + output 1)
  • Parameters measured for the whole device: Grid frequency [Hz], Voltage [V], Total current [A], Total power input [W], Overall TruePF [-]), Overall phase shift [°], Total energy [Wh], Total reverse energy [Wh]
  • Parameters measured for output 1: Current [A], Power [W], TruePF [-], Phase shift [°], Energy [Wh], Reverse energy [Wh]

 

  • Accuracy of electrical measurements: better than 1% (in the entire temperature range)
  • Internal consumption: 1-3 W
  • Digital inputs (DI): 1x input (contact) + S0 counter (4 bytes)
  • Power for DI: 12V power (max 50mA)
  • SPD – surge protection: Yes, type 3 (125J (8/20us))
  • Switching element: relay SPST-NO, ZVS
  • ZVS (Zero Voltage 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)

FAQ

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I forgot the password, how can I reset the product to factory defaults?

To reset the product to factory defaults, use the “RESET” button. When plugging in the device, hold the “RESET” button for about 10 seconds, until the yellow LED on the RJ45 jack flashes 3 times.  Factory settings will be restored (Load do defaults).

For the current procedure, see the supplied QIG (Quick Installation Guide) for the product.
It is available for download at this page as well as included in the product package.

Is it possible to specify in which state the output (power socket) will be after power-up?

Yes. When the PowerPDU is powered up, all outputs are set according to the configured PowerUp state (On / Off / LAST value). The parameter can be set in the web interface in the detailed configuration for each output.

The NETIO Mobile app cannot find the NETIO PowerPDU 8QS.

For Android mobile devices, please upgrade to NETIO Mobile 2. We are working on a mobile app for iOS devices.

Can PowerPDU 8QS restart a device remotely?

Remote restart is useful e.g. to control the power to a router, where a simple “power off” action would make it impossible to send the subsequent “power on” action. With the Restart – “Short OFF” action (can be invoked from the web interface), it is possible to switch off the power e.g. for 5 seconds, and then the PowerPDU switches it back on automatically, without further user intervention.

Can PowerPDU 8QS switch on an output at a specified time?

Yes, NETIO PowerPDU 8QS supports the Scheduler function.

Is it possible to control the device using an IoT cloud?

Yes. All NETIO products support the Open API. We are continuously publishing ANxx (Application Notes) that describe how to connect the product to various third-party systems.

NETIO PowerPDU 8QS can also be controlled using NETIO Cloud.

Does PowerPDU 8QS include a surge protector?

Yes, level 3 protection is included.

Is it possible to change the on/off state with a button on the device?

Yes. However, there is one button that controls all outputs. Press the “TGL” button 3x rapidly:

- If any outputs are On (1), they are switched Off (0)

- If all outputs are Off (0), all outputs are switched On (1)


 

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Manual: 
Manual CS
Manual DE
Quick Installation Guide: 
Guide CS
Guide DE

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Product comparison

  Connection Switched
Outputs
Metered
Channels
Smart
Switching
Inputs NFC Web
Interface
NETIO
Cloud
Lua
scripts
WatchDog
function
Scheduler
function
Mobile App HTTPs Open APIs
2xLAN 4xC13 4 ZCS RS-232 - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes iOS
Android
Yes

15 protocols

LAN 4xC13 - ZVS - - Yes Yes - - Yes Android - 10 protocols
PowerPDU 8QS LAN 8xC13 1+1 ZVS 1xDI - Yes Yes - - Yes Android - 10 protocols
PowerDIN 4PZ LAN
WiFi
2+2 2 ZCS / - 2xDI
(S0)
Yes Yes Yes - - Yes Android - 10 protocols
PowerBOX 3Px LAN 3x - ZVS - - Yes Yes - - Yes Android - 10 protocols
PowerBOX 4Kx LAN 4x 4 ZCS - - Yes Yes - - Yes Android - 10 protocols
PowerCable REST WiFi 1x 1 ZCS - Yes Yes Yes - - Yes Android - 10 protocols
PowerCable IQRF IQRF 1x 1 ZCS - - - - - - - - - IQRF
 
 
 
 

 

Available models

PowerPDU 8QS
LAN PDU with eight IEC-320 C13 electrical outputs. Metal holder for 19” cabinet (1U) included.
PowerPDU 8QS EU
LAN PDU with eight IEC-320 C13 electrical outputs. Metal holder for 19” cabinet (1U) and Europlug power cord included.

 

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-8qs.netio-products.com
Symbol: 
NETIO PowerPDU 8QS
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