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The APC Switched Rack Power Distribution Unit (PDU) is the premium solution to many of the power management problems seen in today’s IT environments. Some of these problems are: unauthorized use of power outlets, locked-up equipment, in-rush current, overloaded circuits, and the need for remote access to power outlets in the rack. The Switched Rack PDUs address these problems through individual outlet control, power on and off delays, current monitoring, alarm thresholds, and network management. Through individual outlet control, you can turn outlets on, turn outlets off, recycle power to equipment - which will cause a reboot of locked-up equipment - and prevent unauthorized use of outlets. Power delays allow you to determine the order in which equipment is powered up or down. Utilizing the power delay feature will avoid in-rush current, which can cause overloads. Monitoring the current draw at the rack level is key to avoiding downtime due to overloaded circuits. In addition, you can set alarms based on user-defined thresholds to alert you to potential circuit overloads. and, you can access, configure, and control the Switched Rack PDUs through Web, SNMP, or Telnet Interfaces.