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Power went off #4804307
07/03/18 06:34 PM
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Lost power at 6:00 Central time. At 6:20 fired up the 5KW PowerMate gen. Will see how long power is off as a Storm rolled through.


2007 Ford Fusion 232,000 miles
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Re: Power went off [Re: tig1] #4804314
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Power blinked a few times at home yesterday and today just due to demand I presume.

I went to work and had to unload 10 megawatts at the plant for a 4hr period yesterday.

I know at home, getting the generators out is a sure fire way to have the power come back! I never complain about that.

Last edited by JTK; 07/03/18 06:42 PM.

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Re: Power went off [Re: JTK] #4804319
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Originally Posted By: JTK
Power blinked a few times at home yesterday and today just due to demand I presume.

I went to work and had to unload to 10 megawatts at the plant for a 4hr period yesterday.


Sunday we drove across the NY Thruway and it was 97-98 all the way. We drove thru Buffalo at about 3:30.


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Re: Power went off [Re: tig1] #4804323
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It just hit here now. Heavy thunder and lightning.
Eastern MD.


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Re: Power went off [Re: tig1] #4804329
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Practice resetting your clocks. Time yourself.

Re: Power went off [Re: tig1] #4804368
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We are supposed to have storms rolling in to last until 3 tomorrow afternoon. Should be out of here in plenty of time for fireworks.


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Re: Power went off [Re: tig1] #4804404
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Originally Posted By: tig1
Lost power at 6:00 Central time. At 6:20 fired up the 5KW PowerMate gen. Will see how long power is off as a Storm rolled through.


Good thing you have the generator, it really suck if the power is out a long time.


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Re: Power went off [Re: tig1] #4804441
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One of the two 120V phases must have dropped out for a moment last night at my place. Some clocks were reset and my computer was shut down, but several other clocks were still keeping time.

Don't have a generator but a 750 watt inverter and a big marine battery. Enough to keep a few lights and some other items running.


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Re: Power went off [Re: tig1] #4804442
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Oh boy! JTK, question, is the grid protected from let's say another "Carrington Event"? Don't know anyone in the business. Don't mean to change discussion from original poster.



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Re: Power went off [Re: Trav] #4804450
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Originally Posted By: Trav
Originally Posted By: tig1
Lost power at 6:00 Central time. At 6:20 fired up the 5KW PowerMate gen. Will see how long power is off as a Storm rolled through.


Good thing you have the generator, it really suck if the power is out a long time.


It does. Going on 3 hrs now.


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Re: Power went off [Re: VeryNoisyPoet] #4804453
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Originally Posted By: VeryNoisyPoet
One of the two 120V phases must have dropped out for a moment last night at my place. Some clocks were reset and my computer was shut down, but several other clocks were still keeping time.

Don't have a generator but a 750 watt inverter and a big marine battery. Enough to keep a few lights and some other items running.

My 5KW-6250 start PowerMate handles my 24K AC, lights, TV, and Frig fine.


2007 Ford Fusion 232,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 55K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and MC LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Power went off [Re: Pajero] #4804513
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Originally Posted By: Pajero
Oh boy! JTK, question, is the grid protected from let's say another "Carrington Event"? Don't know anyone in the business. Don't mean to change discussion from original poster.



Respectfully,

Pajero!


I don't think anything is totally protected from one of those events.

I'm not in the power generation business. The processes at my work consume nearly 50 megawatts when in full production. Our negotiated power cost is lower because we agree to curtail when the power company wants/needs us to.


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Re: Power went off [Re: tig1] #4804601
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2 years ago we had a lightening strike right outside our house and it blew the fuse at the transformer. The guy came out and said if the fuse doesn't fix it a crew would come out tomorrow. No biggie . The fuse fixed it.


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Re: Power went off [Re: tig1] #4804620
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Typically, when I have to run my generators the weather's either cold and raining or very hot. Nothing in the middle. Well, very windy (with lots of airborne dust) is also possible.

Re: Power went off [Re: tig1] #4805345
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tig1 Offline OP
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Power came on after 6 hrs. That's the longest my gen has run for several years.


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2017 Ford Fusion 55K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and MC LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

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