Light pipe

Appliance outlet with light pipes for status display

SCHURTER improves upon a classic product: the new 6600-5 series IEC outlets are available with integrated light pipes. An 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 6600-5 is also available with only one or without light pipe.

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 arms are currently designed for front panel dimensions of 1.7 or 2.0 mm. Versions for 1.0, 1.5 and 2.5 mm are in development, as well as a 16 A outlet with up to 4 light pipes.

    Technical features:

  - Ratings IEC 10 A / 250 VAC; 50 Hz
  - Ratings UL/CSA 15 A / 250 VAC; 60 Hz
  - With one, two or without integrated light pipes for status display
  - Compatible for V-Lock cord retention and other systems with side latches
  - Operation temperature -25 °C to 70 °C
  - Snap-in mounting and PCB terminals


SCHURTER is a leading innovator and manufacturer of passive and active electronic components ensuring the clean and safe supply of power and ease of use of equipment.


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