Spooky goings on?

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Golden
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Spooky goings on?

Postby Golden » Fri 12 Dec, 2014 3:32 pm

Difficult to explain -we have a power cut but some of the lights are still working at reduced power and my TV is still on. The whole street is out so its not just me. Anybody have any ideas as I can't explain it?

mdja
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Re: Spooky goings on?

Postby mdja » Mon 15 Dec, 2014 2:02 pm

Could be a massive drop in voltage rather than full power outage? Some things might still work, a lot of newer electronics (eg tvs) have a dual voltage transformer so might not even notice. Not an expert here so this is just speculation...

Golden
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Re: Spooky goings on?

Postby Golden » Mon 15 Dec, 2014 2:50 pm

Hi MDJA,

yes that's how UK power networks explained it to me on twitter; I've never experienced it before so wanted to find out the answer. Quite bizarre to be sat watching TV while everything else in the house was off - also annoying as I'd left Friday clear to catch up with a backlog of report writing and the PC was down.

Kateg28
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Re: Spooky goings on?

Postby Kateg28 » Tue 16 Dec, 2014 10:09 am

Where are you Golden as we kept having lights dimming but everything else was working? I even had a go at my teenager asking what he was doing but he was adamant it wasn't him. We are up in the far corner of Sele Farm.

Golden
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Re: Spooky goings on?

Postby Golden » Tue 16 Dec, 2014 10:17 am

Hi Kate, I'm at the other end of town by the fire station but did hear that the problem was quite widespread. It lasted from about 2ish to 4ish.

Kateg28
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Re: Spooky goings on?

Postby Kateg28 » Tue 16 Dec, 2014 10:21 am

Ah, ours was in the evening and not on Friday but I forget when. Probably nothing to do with your issue at all!


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