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Re: power strip with individually monitorable outlet current

  • From: Justin
  • Date: Tue Aug 09 20:15:55 2005


We were using RPC14s and the RPC22s. Both worked well. The RPC14s were a bit odd to setup though. For me, It would make a bit more sense to use the RPC14s and connect them up to the serial access server (DS series modules) and then do snmp connections to the serial connections to the power strip. It works well, but is awful slow. The price does seem a bit high from when I actully shopped around for baytech gear a little over a year ago.

http://www.baytech.net/products/prodlist.php?show=RPC14
http://www.baytech.net/products/showprod.php?prod=DS3IPS

I'm going try and remember more on how we did it. I think I have module numbers and snmp string information someplace.

-Justin


On Tue, 9 Aug 2005, Mike Leber wrote:


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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