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UltraPower 12™

The UltraPower 12 is a 12 outlet powerstrip that provides an easy way to manage power using RS-232 communications. It enables network administrators to remotely reboot locked devices without the need of sending personnel to site.

UltraPower PDU

A common application for the PDU is remote power recycling. Remote site management requires special consideration. All network equipment has the potential to lock up: servers can hang or ‘blue screen’ and often it only takes for the equipment to be re-booted to function again. However, if the equipment is situated remotely, in another building or city or country, then a visit to reboot locked up equipment can be a costly exercise. But perhaps more importantly, it can take more time than the demands of high availability networking can allow. When used with one of Rose’s UltraMatrix or UltraConsole switches, control of servers and devices at bios level is supplemented by the ability to cold reboot whilst online

Configuration Cable Your package contains a configuration cable (DB9 female-to-RJ 6/6). Use this cable to connect the PDU serial port and a dumb terminal or PC for configuration. Any dumb terminal or terminal emulation package, such as Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT HyperTerminal will work fine, providing it is capable of running at up to 9600 baud. Alternatively, just connect via a spare KVM port on a Rose switch.

System Requirements The PDU will communicate with any device that can emulate a VT100 terminal session, this therefore includes any PC that has a terminal emulation software package installed and also most terminals. The Controllable PDU operates at 9600 baud.

Main Control Menu The PDU can be controlled simply using the following table of commands.

Control Commands (Normally open relays)
SU   Sequence Up
SD   Sequence Down
SO   Set all OFF immediately
ONnn   Turn relay nn ON (01-16)
OFnn   Turn relay nn OFF (01-16)
CTnn   Set Delat Time nn (0-99 seconds)
CA   Turn Auto-sequence ON at startup
CM  Turn Auto-sequence OFF at startup
CS   Print Current state
CP   Enter new password (8 char., DEFAULT 8 SPACES)


  • 12 controllable digital outlets (IEC 320 outlets rated at 10A)
  • Individual outlet control
  • Individual outlet delay timer
  • Password protected setup and access
  • Option to remember individual outlet settings during power loss
  • Sequence all outlets UP
  • Sequence all outlets DOWN
  • Set all outlets OFF immediately
  • Universal mounting brackets
  • Compatible with Rose UltraMatrix and UltraConsole switches
  • Out of band access
  • Network independent Specifications


Power outlets: 12 x IEC 320 (rated at 10A 240 VAC)
Input rating: 16A at 240 VAC
RS-232 serial port: 6 pin modular connector
Relay rating: 12 x 16A at 240 VAC
Dimensions: 70 x 90 x 1800mm
Weight 2.9Kg.


Default Settings
The PDU is shipped with the following default settings.

Control Commands (Normally open relays)
Delay Timers   0 seconds
Current States   0 = Outlets OFF (relays open)
Auto Sequence   OFF
Console Password   8 x Spaces characters