Chatsworth Products’ Click Secure Locking Outlets Receive Patent

Click Secure Technology Prevents Accidental Disconnections

CPI intelligent eConnect® PDUs feature patented Click Secure Locking Outlets. (Photo: Business Wire)

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--()--Chatsworth Products’ (CPI) intelligent eConnect® Power Distribution Units (PDUs), winner of the 2016 CI&M Innovators Award, have also been awarded a third utility patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. US Patent 9531126 recognises eConnect’s Click Secure Technology, a unique locking outlet design.

Click Secure Technology is available on all eConnect PDUs with IEC outlets. The patent covers the locking design and housing on each outlet. A squeeze-and-release tab allows a plug to be securely inserted and fastened to a PDU without the need for proprietary power cords, which safeguards power and eliminates the cost of additional accessories.

“CPI’s eConnect PDUs with locking outlets protect data centres from facing critical downtime due to inadvertent unplugging of IT equipment. Ability to use the locking mechanism with standard power cords can save organisations anywhere from $50 - $200 per cabinet deployment,” states Ashish Moondra, CPI Senior Product Manager of Power, Electronics & Software.

Additional key features of eConnect PDUs include:

  • Secure Array™ IP Consolidation – Link up to 32 PDUs under a single IP address using standard Ethernet cables.
  • High-outlet density models – Solutions support up to 100 Amps and a high number of C13 and C19 outlets
  • High ambient temperature ratings – For use in ambient air temperatures up to 149°F (65°C) at the input power rating (kW)
  • +/-1 kW monitoring accuracy – Precise kW reading with +/-1 accuracy for exact power measurement
  • Tailored power options – Customisation capabilities range from terminal block accessible PDUs, to customised colorisation

eConnect PDUs provide the ultimate solution for rack-level power monitoring, distribution and control in evolving data centres. Available in more than 330 standard configurations from five progressive product models, eConnect PDUs can be preinstalled in CPI Cabinets and Racks at no additional costs, saving valuable time and money.

For more information on eConnect PDUs, visit the product page. For a complete list of CPI’s patented products and solutions, click here.

About Chatsworth Products

At Chatsworth Products (CPI), it is our mission to address today’s critical IT infrastructure needs with products and services that protect your ever-growing investment in information and communication technology. We act as your business partner and are uniquely prepared to respond to your specific requirements with global availability and rapid product customisation that will give you a competitive advantage. At CPI, our passion works for you. With over two decades of engineering innovative IT physical layer solutions for the Fortune 500 and multinational corporations, CPI can respond to your business requirements with unequalled application expertise, customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors. Headquartered in the United States, CPI operates from multiple sites worldwide, including offices in Mexico, Canada, China, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. CPI’s manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Asia and Europe.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all information, CPI does not accept liability for any errors or omissions and reserves the right to change information and descriptions of listed services and products.

©2017 Chatsworth Products, Inc. All rights reserved. Chatsworth Products, CPI, CPI Passive Cooling, eConnect, RMR, MegaFrame, Saf-T-Grip, SeismicFrame, SlimFrame, TeraFrame, GlobalFrame, CUBE-iT PLUS, Evolution, OnTrac, QuadraRack and Velocity are federally registered trademarks of Chatsworth Products. Simply Efficient, Secure Array, EuroFrame, Clik-Nut and Motive are trademarks of Chatsworth Products. All other trademarks belong to their respective companies.


Chatsworth Products
Shannon Erdley, Public Relations Specialist

Release Summary

Chatsworth Products’ (CPI) intelligent eConnect® Power Distribution Units (PDUs) have been awarded a third utility patent recognizing Click Secure Technology, a unique locking outlet design.


Chatsworth Products
Shannon Erdley, Public Relations Specialist