The PC-350V-18 is a vertical rack-mountable power controller designed to occupy no rack space (zero RU). It provides 120V AC power distribution, switching, surge protection, noise filtering, and energy monitoring for Crestron® control systems, AV systems, computers, and other equipment. All 18 individually-switched outlets are protected and monitored, including 12 outlets with EMI and RFI noise filtering. Ping monitoring and power cycle scheduling are adjustable to ensure connected devices are always operational. Power cycle delays and sequencing are adjustable to ensure a system powers up reliably every time. The switched outlets are also individually controllable via a control system to enable independent switching of devices, load-shedding, and other custom power control functionality.1
Line voltage, current, power, and energy usage monitoring at each outlet is possible for troubleshooting and to prevent device failures. An external temperature sensor PC-TS can be purchased separately to monitor temperature within the equipment rack or room. Network connectivity allows for setup and operation using the web UI, with extensive custom control and monitoring capabilities enabled through integration with Crestron Home® OS, the XiO Cloud® service , and Domotz™ solution.1 The PC-350V-18 can also be integrated with a custom-programmed Crestron control system via SIMPL programming software.
The PC-350V-18 includes the following power conditioning features:
- Surge Protection — Disconnects power to all outlets if surge protection is compromised
- Overcurrent Protection — Disconnects power to all outlets or the last outlet that drew current exceeding the set threshold values
- Under/Over Voltage Cutoff — Disconnects power to outlets if the line voltage exceeds the set threshold values
- Thermal Breaker — Disconnects power to all outlets in case of an overload condition
- EMI/RFI Noise Filtering — Prevents electromagnetic and radio frequency interference that can negatively impact sound and video quality
- Wiring Fault Detection — Detects faulty wiring of the incoming AC power line and shuts off power to outlets until the fault is corrected2
Adjustable Turn On Delay
The PC-350V-18 can be set to the following turn on delays:
Startup Delay — The delay sequence between outlets turning on can be set for 1 to 10 seconds . Startup delay ensures that the connected devices power up in a proper sequence and do not overload the circuit or generator.
Startup delay is initiated by disconnecting the power controller from the power source and then reconnecting it. It can also be initiated remotely using the web UI, Crestron Home , XiO Cloud , or Domotz.1
Cycle Delay — Up to 300 seconds of delay can be set between the turn off and turn on of an individual outlet.
Remote-Controllable Switched Outlets
Any of the PC-350V-18 outlets can be turned on or off individually over the network using the web UI , a Crestron control system, or Domotz. This feature helps to resolve technical issues or power down the select components to save energy when not needed. Through integration with a control system, custom functionality can be programmed to enable control from a touch screen, keypad, remote, or mobile device. Sequential power-up and power-down functionality can be enabled through programming of the control system, with select outlets designated as always on.
The PC-350V-18 integrates seamlessly with Creston Home, enabling the end user to reset connected faulty devices.
By sensing the incoming line voltage and individual device loads, the PC-350V-18 facilitates a host of solutions for monitoring, automating, and troubleshooting a system.
- Voltage monitoring tracks and logs fluctuations in the power line, helping to identify and document problems with the power utility or building wiring.
- Energy monitoring per outlet tracks and logs the real power consumption (watts), current draw (amps), and energy usage (watt-hours) for each connected device.
- Individual device usage can be tracked to inform the scheduling of maintenance and future purchasing decisions.
Ambient Temperature Sensing
The temperature sensor PC-TS (available separately) connects to the PC-350V-18 and provides a complete equipment protection solution by monitoring the ambient temperature within the equipment cabinet or room. The PC-350V-18 sends alert notifications when PC-TS detects abnormal temperature conditions.
The PC-350V-18 can be configured to detect an unresponsive device by sending it a ping command at regular intervals. If the ping request is not returned after a preset number of continuous pings, the outlet feeding the monitored device cycles off and on to reboot the device, quickly restoring normal operation without any human intervention.
Recurring schedules can be set up to power cycle unused devices to ensure they are operational when needed. The executed schedules are recorded in the logs of the web UI and XiO Cloud.
Events such as overcurrent conditions, over/under voltage conditions, over-temperature conditions, ping failures, and outlet switching activity can all be logged as they occur to document the time and cause of problems and to track device usage. All sensor readings are logged to record a detailed history of events and energy usage over time.
Remote Management & Control
The PC-350V-18 integrates seamlessly into any system or facility. It can be set up and managed using the web UI. Built-in SNMP support enables integration with third-party IT management software, allowing network administrators to manage one or many networked PC-350V-18 devices in an IT-friendly format. The PC-350V-18 can be integrated with a Crestron control system via Ethernet to enable control and monitoring through a touch screen, handheld remote, or mobile device.
UL® 1449 Certified
Surge protection for PC-350V-18 has been tested and certified by UL as compliant with the UL 1449 safety and performance standard for surge protective devices (SPD).