Metered PDUs

Metered PDUs

Improve reliability, energy efficiency, and prevent crippling downtime caused by overloads using Geist’s Metered PDUs. Equipped with local digital displays, our Metered PDUs provide power consumption metrics instantly, ideal for when deploying or moving critical server equipment.

Like all Geist PDUs, our Metered PDUs cater to a wide range of power input and output requirements to distribute 100-240V to multiple outlets. The Metered PDUs are available in various horizontal and vertical configurations to meet your accessibility needs.



Metered Upgradeable PDU


Metered Upgradeable PDU

Equipped with a digital current meter, the Metered GU PDU provides local load monitoring and helps to avoid potential overloads while providing reliable, rack-mount (zero U, 1U or 2U), multi-locking receptacle, single or three-phase, power distribution from any protected UPS, generator or mains input power source. Using its Visible Light Communication (VLC) technology, the Metered GU PDU optically transmits power usage data from its LED display to a handheld device, presenting comprehensive real-time power usage data down to the phase and circuit levels. The Metered GU by nature is upgradeable whereby users may hot-swap the Interchangeable Monitoring Device (IMD) to transform their units from a metered to monitored PDU on the fly as requirements become more sophisticated.

Special Features

Hot-Swappable Units

Hot-Swappable IMD

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

Visible Light Communication (VLC)

VLCUtlizing VLC, the rack PDU offers a wide range of phase and circuit level information made available on a handheld device using the Geist App. This is a one-of-a-kind metered PDU offering such a high level of granularity.  

This information is typically only available via the LED on the Metered PDU. No prior configuration is required to access this data over VLC nor is any physical connection required. With a quick scan, power consumption is available to those who have physical access to the rack and want a quick summary of the unit. This allows users to capture critical data without any dependence on network infrastructure, as there is no need for a network connection or IP address, which greatly diminishes any security concerns.

VLC comes standard and the Geist App is readily available via the Apple and Google Play stores.

Interested in learning more about VLC? Check out our Application Note

Geist App Download from Apple StoreGet it on Google Play  

Red LED Rotatable Display

Read power data easily in dimly lit areas.

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

U-Lock C13 and C19 Locking ReceptaclesGeist 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

Colored Chassis for Power Distribution UnitsGeist 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.

Available Colors:

Standard Power Meter


Basic PDU

For facilities already equipped with surge protection, Geist offers a non-surge PDU with a local display option.  Geist offers a wide variety of electrical options ranging from 10A to 120A in IEC, NEMA, British, Schuko and mixed configurations. They are constructed with heavy-duty, powder-coated steel housings so they're durable and long-lasting.




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.


Metered PDU User Manual

Basic Rack PDU Download
Metered Upgradeable PDU Download
IMD Product Overview Download


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Geist's FAQ section aims to answer specific questions related to this product offering. If you need further support, please contact Tech Support directly.

Metered PDUs FAQs

Can the upgrade process take place with the PDU powered?

Yes, the PDU power can remain on during the removal and/or installation of the Interchangeable Monitoring Device.

Do I have the option to purchase PDUs in various colors?

Yes, Geist offers its power distribution units in various colors to:

  • Identify input feed A/B, for racks with multiple connected PDUs
  • Identify which phase/circuit a single phase PDU is connected to

In addition to black, other available colors include:


What local meter options are available?

Geist basic PDUs are available with two local meter options.  The Power Meter option scrolls through Power Factor, Amps, Volts and Watts.  The Current Meter shows the current draw in Amps.

What does the Power Meter display?

The Power Meter displays the power being used by the connected equipment.

What is surge suppression?

Surge suppression technology helps to limit voltage spikes from potentially damaging the sensitive electronics in IT equipment, televisions, audio components and other devices.

Do Geist surge suppression units have RFI/RMI filtering?

No, the Geist line of surge suppressed power strips do not contain any RFI/EMI filtering.

What are the protection modes of Geist surge suppressed power strips?

Geist surge suppressed power strips provide 3-levels of protection: line to neutral, line to ground and neutral to ground.

What is the Joule rating of Geist PDUs with surge suppression?

Geist unit have a rating of 720 Joules.

Can I order a surge unit without a circuit breaker?

No, Geist surge products require over current protection to meet regulatory requirements. This is accomplished with the use of a resettable circuit breaker.

Does Geist offer 208V units with surge suppression?

Geist does not offer standard surge units in 208V. Please contact Inside Sales at 800-432-3219 to discuss what custom options may be available.

Are Geist 3-phase units available with surge suppression?

Geist does not currently offer any 3-phase product with surge suppression.