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Re: power strip with individually monitorable outlet current

  • From: Mike Leber
  • Date: Tue Aug 09 19:38:15 2005


On Sun, 7 Aug 2005, Justin Kreger wrote:
> At the now defunct redundant.com we used baytech strips with the ds-3 
> (not the circuit) modules to snmp enable the strips.  We were able to 
> control each port, and monitor load on each port.
> 
> http://www.baytech.net/

I had moderate success with this suggestion.  Their technical support said
the only product they had that does this is the 4 outlet RPC5 or RPC6
(ethernet version vs serial version).  Unfortunately, it costs $644 each
(lowest price I've found so far) and accomplishes it's individual
monitoring by replicating power in and power out plus an ethernet port 4
times.  Still, if it's the only one out there I guess they win (although
at $150 per outlet, ouch, that goes over my $4000 budget for this).

http://www.baytech.net/products/prodlist.php?show=RPC5

Mike.

> 
> -Justin
> 
> On Sun, 7 Aug 2005, 
> Mike Leber wrote:
> 
> >
> >
> > There have been suggestions of good SNMP monitorable power strips here
> > before, however I'm looking for a power strip with individually
> > monitorable outlet current (via SNMP).
> >
> > I've searched google for quite a while and can't seem to separate out such
> > a beast from all the remote power management strips that just monitor
> > aggregate usage.
> >
> > I have an application where I need to record the variation in power
> > consumption for individual devices over time.  I need to monitor about 30
> > devices in 4 cabinets (8 devices per cabinet or so) in and have a budget
> > of $4000.  I'd like to be able to see current in milliamps or 10 milliamp
> > increments.  I'm looking for an off the shelf device.
> >
> > If anybody can help me I'd certainly appreciate it.
> >
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