Light pipe

Appliance outlets with light pipes for status indication

SCHURTER improves upon another classic product: additionally to the 6600-5 series, Now also the IEC outlets with IDC technology are available with integrated light pipes as the new 6610-5 series. Both are intelligent, space and cost-saving solution for PDUs used in data centers and other multi-distributed power applications.

 

The human need for information continues to expand at record pace, while continual advancements in information and communications technology (ICT) strive to keep up. Data centers are under constant pressure to improve upon efficiency and reliability under growing regulatory requirements to reduce energy use and cost. At the base of this modern day economic phenomena is an intelligent, reliable power supply and – at the base of that – a simple connector. SCHURTER is pleased to introduce its IEC outlets with integrated light pipes, which bring a simple yet improved solution to intelligent power distribution.

Freely configurable
Today, the high density of servers in modern data centers requires the same compact design from a power distribution unit. With SCHURTER's appliance outlets, the integrated light pipes provide space and assembly cost savings over conventional strip designs, where LEDs are mounted in between outlets. Service technicians are able to clearly see which systems are working properly, or respond to required maintenance adjustments. The triggering of the LEDs is freely configurable, wherein each state can be clearly and independently represented. An outlet could, for example, signal an outage with a red LED, or a critical power consumption pattern with a yellow LED.

Optionally the SCHURTER 6610-5 and 6600-5 are also available with only one or without a light pipe.

6610-5
The new 6610-5 Series provides the efficient IDC connectors. Thanks to this, multiple sockets can be wired quickly and corrosion-resistant in a single step. This highly efficient way of wiring provides a considerable time and cost reduction. For individual line supply and status indication, PCB, quick connect and solder terminals are available for the phase contact. To ensure an even better optical feedback, SCHURTER will soon release the individual outlets in black, white and grey.

Cord retention
The new 6600-5 series offers a pull-out safety device to prevent against unintentional removal of the power cord. Depending on the arrangement of the outlets in the strip – horizontally or vertically – the SCHURTER V-Lock or cord retention systems with side latches can be used.

The outlet's snap-in arms are currently designed for front panel dimensions of 0.8 to 3.0 mm. 
16 A-versions with up to 4 Light Pipes will are currently in development. 

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