Mains Control

Mains Control

Given that the shack is partly based on 19" rack mount equipment I thouught a nice power distribution strip would be a neat and tidy way to switch the power to all the mains driven items in the shack. Examples include, the Synology NAS, the 12 volt power supplies, the 3 widescreen monitors and the main shack PC.

In my usual eBay roamings I came across a multiway, 1U high rack mount PDU for 22 quid, alot cheaper than most I had seen. It has 8 switched IEC outlets on the rear controlled by eight neon illuminated rocker switches on the front. Admittedly when I had installed this I realised that I had forgotten to order suitable cables, they need male to female not the ones with a female and 13 amp plug on. Back to eBay to order a selection of suitable cables!

pdufront
Front of the PDU
pdurear
Rear of the PDU