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  • Remotely control AC power of up to 8 devices
  • Cascade multiple units to control up to 72 devices
  • Control outlets individually or in pre-programmed groups
  • Programmed time delays allow sequenced start up and reduced overall in-rush current
  • Front panel switches provide local control and power status indicators
  • Attach a Secure Console Server for network or dial-in access

Remotely Control Equipment from Anywhere
The PCU8 remote power control unit allows independent control of power of up to 8 devices via a single RS-232 serial port. Password protected access and a convenient menu system provide Systems Administrators with complete control of the connected devices. Reboot any individual device, a group of devices, or all connected devices simultaneously.

For local control, front panel mounted switches provide convenient access, and LED indicators provide status for each device. Where more than 8 devices need to be controlled, additional PCU8 units can be cascaded to control up to 72 devices from a single serial port.

The unit can be programmed to power-up attached devices in a pre-determined sequence for unattended operation, or to reduce inrush current from the AC mains. The PCU8 uses zero-crossing solid-state relays for silent switching of attached devices. These relays shield attached equipment from harmful power transients. Power Failure Recovery ensures that no one has to be there to start up equipment if a power failure occurs.

When connected to a Secure Console Server, the PCU8 can be remotely controlled over a network or through a dial-up connection.

Control Interface
RS-232, 9600bps (8N1)
Control In: DB9F, Control Out: DB9M
Power Input
100-132 VAC 50/60 Hz, 15A
10 ft line cord (14/3, NEMA 5-15P)
Int'l. Version: 200-253 VAC 50/60 Hz, 8A
10 ft line cord (14/3, Continental Europe)
Power Output
100-132 VAC @ 10A per outlet (12A max / bank of 4)
(8x) NEMA 5-15R outlet
Int'l. Version:
200-253 VAC @ 5.3A per outlet (6.4A max / bank of 4)
(8x) IEC320 socket
Power Consumption
8 Watts idle, up to 1625 Watts at full rated load, each circuit
Physical Dimensions
(H x W x D) 1.75 x 16.25 x 12.25 in
(4.4 x 41.3 x 31.1 mm)
12.6 lbs. (5.7 kg)
Temperature (Operating) 5 to 50°C (41 to 122°F)
Humidity (Operating) 10 to 90%, non-condensing
Angency Approvals
FCC Part 15A, UL 1950, CE (EN55022A, EN55024, EN60950)
1-year limited warranty


Part Number Description
600.000.0001 PCU8 Power Control Unit; 8-ports, RS-232 control, rack-mount, dual 100-132 VAC power input
600.000.0002 PCU8 Power Control Unit; 8-ports, RS-232 control, rack-mount, dual 100-132 VAC power input
PCU8 Data Sheet (PDF)
PCU8 User Guide (PDF)
PCU8 Int'l. User Guide (PDF)



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