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Expert Power Control 8031

8-fold switched PDU for increase in operational safety and energy efficiency in IT networks

Expert Power Control 8031 Series enables switching and metering of electrical appliances through TCP/IP network, serial interface or mobile device app. The Series consists of four versions with 8 load outlets on the rear panel:

8031-1: 8x IEC C13        8031-2: 8x IEC C13 Lock       8031-3: 8x Safety socket type F (DE)        8031-4: 8x type G (BS 1363 for UK)

For Expert Power Control 8031-2, IEC Lock sockets prevent accidental disconnecting of IEC cables by a patented locking mechanism.

The Power Ports are individually switchable through web interface, serial interface, SNMP or a button directly on the device. Moreover SNMPv3, SSL, IPv6, Telnet, Radius and Modbus TCP support are incorporated. Expert Power Control 8031 disposes of two energy meters. Various electrical dimensions are measured on the supply line and enable users to identify and exploit power-saving potential in the their IT environment. In addition, responsibles receive warning messages when fault currents occur (residual current measurement type A). This allows preventive maintenance even before downtime.

• Switch and control servers and IT equipment in server rooms and data centers
• Switching network or media technology devices through media controls of well-known AV manufacturers (Atlona, ​​Barco, Crestron, Extron, Neets)
• Restart PCs, servers, routers, and switches remotely
• Reduce power consumption of standby devices through schedule control
• Network monitoring through integration with monitoring software (PRTG, Icinga, Nagios, Power IQ, Tivoli)
• Environmental monitoring by connected sensors (temperature, humidity and air pressure)

• Industrial environments: Production facilities, warehouses or workshops
• IT installations: Engineering rooms, data centers, 19 "cabinets or server rooms
• AV environments: huddle rooms, conference rooms, theaters, auditoriums, LED walls or digital signage systems


Expert Power Control 8031


  • 8 ports IEC C13, IEC Lock, safety socket, type G (UK)
  • Event and schedule-controlled switching
  • Energy and residual current metering (RCM)
  • 2 connectors for optional sensors
  • NTP function can be activated
  • Integrated overvoltage protection (type 3)
  • IPv6, SNMPv3, SSL, Telnet, Radius, Modbus TCP


  • 8 Power Ports individually switchable directly on the device, via HTTP, command line tool and RS232 serial interface
  • Status and power-up delay individually adjustable for each Power Port after power blackout (0...9999 seconds)
  • Latency time of 1 second prevents simultaneous power-up of multiple Power Ports
  • Programmable timetables and turn-on/turn-off sequences for remote reboots
  • 2 energy meters, one meter continuously, the other resettable
  • Metering of energy, current, power factor, phase angle, frequency, voltage and active / apparent / reactive power
  • Residual current metering (RCM) type A
  • A clearly visible LED display per bank for total current, IP address, sensor data and error reports
  • 8-channel watchdog, an individual watchdog (ICMP/TCP) can be assigned for each Power Port
  • Integrated overvoltage protection (SPD) type 3 prevents damage of device and of connected consumers (L-N, L/N-PE), status retrievable over network
  • Dedicated high-inrush relays avoid welding of relay contacts at start-up peaks
  • 2 interfaces for optional sensors for environmental monitoring (temperature, humidity and air pressure)
  • Event-based port switching possible by set sensor thresholds
  • Internal beeper for acoustic alarm for set sensor thresholds
  • Free Android App and iOS App Gude Control+ allows access from anywhere
  • Low internal power consumption
  • Developed and manufactured in Germany


  • Dynamic IP address allocation by DHCP or manual allocation with static IP address
  • IPv6-ready
  • Firmware update over Ethernet during operations (without reboot of device or load outlets)
  • NTP function can be activated
  • SNMPv1, v2c, v3 (Get/Traps)
  • TLS 1.0, 1.1, 1.2
  • Syslog support
  • IP Access Control List
  • Secure login through SSL
  • Configuration and control via Telnet possible
  • Radius and Modbus TCP support
  • Comfortable configuration by web browser, Windows or Linux tool
  • 10/100 Mbit/s
Switchable Power PortLoad outlets IEC (max. 10 A)Load outlets IEC Lock (max. 10 A)Load outlets Schuko (max. 16 A)Load outlets type G, BS 1363 (max. 13A)RS232 interfaceNetwork interfaceProgrammable turn-on/-off sequenceMetering electr. dimensionsEnergy meterResidual Current MonitoringInterface for external sensorsInterface for calibrated sensorsOvervoltage protectioniPhone/Android App for remote access
Electrical Connections
1 Power supply IEC C20 (max. 16 A, 230 V)
1 Power supply BS 1363 (max. 16 A, 230 V) for 8031-4
8 Power Ports IEC C13 (max. 10 A) for 8031-1
8 Power Ports IEC C13 Lock (max. 10 A) for 8031-2
8 Power Ports safety socket type F (max. 16 A) for 8031-3
8 Power Ports Type G, BS 1363 (max. 13 A) for 8031-4
1 Ethernet connector RJ45 (10/100 Mbit/s)
1 Serial interface RS232 (Sub-D 9-pin)
2 RJ45 interfaces for optional sensors
Technical Details
19 inch, 1 height unit
LxHxD: 43.9 x 4.4 x 17.8 cm (without brackets)
Weight: ca. 2.7 kg
Operating temperature: 0-50 °C
Storage temperature: -20 - 70 °C
Relative humidity: 0 - 95 % (non-condensing environment)
Order code
8031-1 (IEC C13 connectors)
8031-2 (IEC C13 Lock connectors)
8031-3 (safety sockets type F)
8031-4 (Type G connectors for UK)
Scope of delivery
Expert Power Control 8031-1 / 8031-2 / 8031-3 / 8031-4
Quick start guide
Description File name Version Date Size Changes to previous version/Comments
Manual manual-epc8031-series.pdf 1.0.4 15/03/2021 3.10 MB

User manual

Product Brief gude-productbrief_epc8021-8031-8041-series.pdf 16/04/2021 1.92 MB

Short product description

Quick Start Guide schnellstart_quickstart_ip-devices.pdf 1.4 12/04/2021 914.35 KB

Quick start guide (leaflet)

Declaration ce-declaration_epc8021-8031-8041_27-11-2018.pdf 27/11/2018 1.07 MB

CE declaration of conformity

Firmware 1.1.5 28/06/2021 851.93 KB

Latest firmware and MIB table as zip file. Firmware can be installed via webinterface of device.

Revision history

System Tool 2.7.13 10/02/2021 755.47 KB

Windows-Tool for firmware updates and network configuration

System Tool gblc-v0.7.11.tar.gz 0.7.11 11/08/2015 139.15 KB

Linux-Tool for firmware updates and network configuration