Basic PDU's

Geist’s Basic PDUs offer reliable power distribution to the cabinet to help manage power capacity and increase functionality. Basic PDUs cover a wide variety of electrical options, ranging from 10A to 120A in IEC, NEMA, British, Schuko and mixed configurations. Select the PDU finder at the top of the page to view Geist’s extensive selection of rack PDUs.

Basic Upgradeable PDU

The Geist Basic Upgradeable PDU gives data center managers the flexibility to install basic power distribution as required today with the option to upgrade technology as needs evolve.

To establish this upgrade path, our engineers took Geist’s robust PDU design and incorporated an Interchangeable Monitoring Device (IMD). Geist’s reliable power strips last for years and with the new IMD users can install the latest monitoring and technology without replacing the entire PDU. The hot-swappable IMD can be upgraded in a few simple steps without interrupting power to critical servers

Upgrade Ready

Should your facility not be ready for any power metering or monitoring today, start with the basic upgradeable unit and add intelligence later. The IMD is not included with the Basic Upgradeable line, but the technology is included within the PDU. Install the technology you need today with the ability to upgrade as needs evolve.

Hot-Swappable Units

Add, remove, or switch Interchangeable Monitoring Device (IMD) without interrupting power to critical servers.

High Temperature Grade

60°C working ambient variants for high temperature environments.

Low Profile Breakers

Geist’s low profile breakers reduce the PDU depth by over 40% compared to traditional breakers. The slimmer design protects against electrical overloads and allows the PDUs to be easily installed in data center cabinets with limited space.

Geist offers low profile breakers as a standard feature on select basic and intelligent PDU configurations. Customers may choose to incorporate the smaller breaker design on applicable custom PDU orders.

U-Lock Receptacles

Geist offers IEC C13 and C19 receptacles with an integrated locking feature built within the receptacle housing. The locking mechanism is protected against vibration and external elements that can easily dislodge external locking clips or guides. This self-contained locking mechanism works with any standard IEC plug. Locking receptacles come standard on some units and are available for custom orders.

Colored Chassis

Geist offers colored chassis options to help data center personnel easily identify the input feed of each PDU, helping create proper load balancing of attached equipment and minimizing error that could lead to accidental downtime.


Random voltage spikes cause irreparable damage to critical equipment. Geist’s Surge suppression power distribution units provide power to connected equipment, utilizing parallel circuitry, for when a surge or spike disables surge suppression.  The surge suppression technology will dissipate up to 720 Joules of energy for protection of line-neutral, line to ground and neutral to ground configurations. 

Geist’s Surge PDUs are available with a local display option in a variety of 15A and 20A /120V NEMA configurations. They are constructed with heavy-duty, powder-coated steel housings so they're durable and long-lasting.

Basic Transfer Switch

Geist’s auto-transfer switch provides redundant power for single-corded IT equipment.  When it’s supporting legacy or specialized equipment that isn’t designed with a secondary/redundant power input, Geist’s ATS can help to ensure uptime by providing power to single-corded devices from separate input power sources.

The Geist Auto-Transfer Switch (ATS) allows you to automatically switch the load from the primary input to a secondary input source in the event of power loss. Co-location providers can often find single-corded equipment in their customer’s racks, but providing 100% uptime in these circumstances can be extremely difficult. By integrating a Geist ATS into the rack allows end-users the ability to change their single feed equipment into a dual feed with ease.

An ATS can help reduce potential downtime associated with single-corded IT equipment. For correct operation, Geist ATS units require the input feeds to be phase synchronized.

Email us for configuration & pricing