PowerWave Brochure


Server loads can be plugged in almost anywhere along the busway. Through Tap-Off Boxes, the exact circuit breaker capacity and cable or receptacle type can be specified at any location along the Busrail, simply by plugging the correct Tap-Off Box into the Busrail. Tap-Off Boxes are highly configurable to meet load demands and specific requirements including PDI’s patented Branch Circuit Monitoring System (BCMS). PowerWave 2TM Bus System leads the industry with a keep-out area ranging from zero to a maximum 3.75 inches (9.53cm) for 250A and 400A and 4 inches (10.16cm) to 9 inches (22.86cm) for 800A at each joint along the Busrail.


The continuous rail design allows circuits to be added and changed as needed without extensive electrical work. CouplerTekTM Technology enables PowerWave 2 Busrails to be assembled and then dis-assembled to support easy reconfiguration options.


Overhead power distribution effectively maximizes the use of space and increases traceability of circuits. 

Disruption-Free Upgrades and Additions

The PowerWave 2TM Bus System allows for equipment upgrades and additions on live systems.

Energy Efficiency

The open channel bus design eliminates energy-wasting hot spots commonly found in electrical cable congestion points. It reduces resistance and minimizes voltage drops as well as power losses, which in turn decrease heat generation.

Electrical Robustness

In order to run and manage ultra efficient data centers you need busway engineered with mission critical facilities in mind. That’s why PowerWave 2TM Bus System is the first overhead busway tested and qualified for 60 degree C ambient environments (250A & 400A).

Structural Robustness

Designed with PDI’s unique Coupler with CouplerTekTM Technology as well as the robust Busrails featuring Toughrail Technology®, the PowerWave 2TM Bus System consistently passes load capacity tests of up to 200 percent of its maximum rating.

Environmental Friendliness

The PowerWave 2TM Bus System is made of 99 percent recyclable components.


The components of the PowerWave 2TM Bus System are flame-retardant and comply with all industry standards to eliminate toxicity in case of a fire.

Integrated Communications Capabilities

Optional Branch Circuit Monitoring System (BCMS) integration enables advanced power monitoring without additional footprint. Multiple local display options include PDI’s BCMS Hub and PowerWave 7-inch Local Display. BCMS can also integrate into Building Management Systems (BMS) or Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) systems through MODBUS®

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