APC Metered-by-outlet with Switching Rack Power Distribution Units (PDUs) provide active metering of individual outlets and remote on/off switching control of individual outlets. Metering-by-outlet allows users to enable energy optimization and detailed capacity planning. User-defined alarm thresholds mitigate risk with real-time local and remote alerts to warn of potential circuit overloads. The Metered-by-outlet feature provide a granular level of power utilization data that allow Data Center Managers to make precise decisions on load balancing and right sizing IT environments to lower total cost of ownership. The Switching feature enables advanced, user-customizable power control. The Switching feature provides remote power on/off outlet level controls for power cycling to remotely reboot equipment and restrict unauthorized use of individual outlets. Power sequencing time delays allow users to define the order in which to power up or down attached equipment to avoid circuit overload. Current metering provides real-time remote monitoring of connected loads with user-defined alarms to warn of potential circuit overloads. Users can access, configure, and control Metered by Outlet with Switching Rack PDUs through secure Web, SNMP, Command Line Interface, or Telnet Interfaces which are complimented by APC Centralized Management platforms using StruxureWare Data Center Expert, Operations, Capacity, and Energy Efficiency. New AP8000 series Switched Rack PDUs include real power monitoring, a temperature/humidity sensor port, and locking IEC receptacles.