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    Differences between AP7xxx and AP7xxxB Series Rack PDU's


    This knowledge base is intended to summarize and provide information on the differences between Rack PDU SKU's AP7xxx and AP7xxxB

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    • AP7xxx rack PDU's
    • AP7xxxB rack PDU's 
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    PDU models with part number AP7xxxB have an embedded NMC2, and as such will have a different interface and firmware support from the standard AP7xxx series. The physical PDU hardware/features are the same as the non-B units, for example while the B units use the NMC2 they do not report input voltage; they measure output current only. AP7xxxB SKU's will use the same NMC firmware as AP8xxxx models, with support for the AP7xxxB starting at v6.4.4. Information regarding the differences between firmware v6.x and our older generation v3.x (what the standard AP7xxx units used) can be found here: FA176047. In addition, the  AP7xxxB models utilize a command-line driven Serial/Telnet interface, opposed to the menu-driven style of the AP7xxx units:

    The new SKU's are as follows:
    Type Description SKU New SKU
    Metered AP7800 - Rack PDU, Metered, 1U AP7800 AP7800B
    Metered AP7801 - Rack PDU, Metered, 1U AP7801 AP7801B
    Metered AP7802 - Rack PDU, Metered, 2U AP7802 AP7802B
    Metered AP7802J - Rack PDU, Metered, 2U AP7802J AP7802BJ
    Metered AP7811 - Rack PDU, Metered, 2U AP7811 AP7811B
    Metered AP7820 - Rack PDU, Metered, 1U AP7820 AP7820B
    Metered AP7821 - Rack PDU, Metered, 1U AP7821 AP7821B
    Metered AP7822 - Rack PDU, Metered, 2U AP7822 AP7822B
    Metered AP7850 - Rack PDU, Metered, 0U AP7850 AP7850B
    Metered AP7869 - Rack PDU, Metered,0U AP7869 AP7869B
    Metered AP7899 - Rack PDU, Metered,0U AP7899 AP7899B
    Switched AP7900 - Rack PDU, Switched, 1U AP7900 AP7900B
    Switched AP7901 - Rack PDU, Switched, 1U AP7901 AP7901B
    Switched AP7902 - Rack PDU, Switched, 2U AP7902 AP7902B
    Switched AP7902J - Rack PDU, Switched, 2U AP7902J AP7902BJ
    Switched AP7911A - Rack PDU, Switched, 2U AP7911A AP7911B
    Switched AP7920 - Rack PDU, Switched, 1U AP7920 AP7920B
    Switched AP7921 - Rack PDU, Switched, 1U AP7921 AP7921B
    Switched AP7922 - Rack PDU, Switched, 2U AP7922 AP7922B
    Switched AP7950 - Rack PDU, Switched, 0U AP7950 AP7950B
    Switched AP7968 - Rack PDU, Switched, 0U AP7968 AP7968B
    Switched AP7998 - Rack PDU, Switched, 0U AP7998 AP7998B

    Metered AP7851 - RackPDU,Metered, 0U AP7851 AP8858
    Metered AP7853 - Rack PDU, Metered, 0U, AP7853 AP8853
    Metered AP7823 - APC Rack PDU, Metered, 2U, AP7823 AP8870
    Metered AP7855A - Rack PDU, Metered, 0U  AP7855A N/A
    Metered AP7867A - Rack PDU, Metered, 0U AP7867A N/A

    Note: The AP7xxxB model PDU's do not support any firmware revision prior to v6.4.4 - do not attempt to load an older revision of the rpdu2g application to these models.


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