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Infinity
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Power Cut !!

First one in Two years !!

No warning, Power just cut.

As far as the eye could see.....

 

So, out came all the Torches, Lanterns, 12v Car Battery powering LED Inspection Light.

As always, the COB Head torch was most useful

 

As you can see, Power has now been restored.

At least we had eaten, it's quite warm outside, and there's nowt on TV till later, only on the BBC for us, so iPlayer if needs be.

 

However, I was on the iMacs, transferring data from one to another.... that has picked up seamlessly.

 When I rang to report the fault, using the BT landline powered phone, they said it could be up to 6 hours.

They later updated that via text to max 5 hours, underground cable fault.

 

Total duration of loss, only just under an hour.

 If still out tomorrow, it's fire up the Genny.

And also use the portable Gas Cooker.....

 

Hopefully another two years to the next cut, but with Arctic Winds & Weather on its' way, I'll not be storing things until that blast is over 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Power Cut !!

UPS units are handy, keeps t'internet on even when the lights are out... Grin

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Re: Power Cut !!

A decent mobile Charge is handy too Smiley

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Re: Power Cut !!

As are some USB power banks, decent ones that is, not the tat from poundstretcher (I have one, even with upgraded cells it's rubbish), useful for USB LED lamps and charging phones if need be... Smiley

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Re: Power Cut !!

We have a few of these, they are excellent.

 

Really substantial, very high quality, with a capacity available display

 

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Re: Power Cut !!


rongtw wrote:

A decent mobile Charge is handy too Smiley


 

Can always start the carWink

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Re: Power Cut !!

According to press reports this power cut was in the southern part of London, bit unlucky if you were using the underground.

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Re: Power Cut !!

Unlikely to happen in this area.......we all pay our electricity bills on time !

Cheesy

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Re: Power Cut !!

You really have that much of a backup?

All we have is a suspect torch and a spare plug in phone. Blimey. Smiley

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Re: Power Cut !!


Minivanman wrote:

You really have that much of a backup?

 


A couple of hefty ups units will keep my router and fibre ONT running for about 90 minutes, maybe 2 hours if I power down the NAS drive; plus a selection of power banks for the phone

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Fair enough if needs must Thumbs Up

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Re: Power Cut !!

But does it have enough power to keep your hands warm. ?

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Re: Power Cut !!

Just had another mini Power Cut, fortunately before we had our Showers.....

 

Back to filling up a Sink with hot water..... just in case !!


And a mug of Tea brewing.... just in case !!


Battery PIR light now pointing at the shower... just in case !!

 

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Back to the good old days of 1970 when power cuts were the order of day for everybody and candle makers made a fortune. !

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Makes me wonder what effect it'd have today if we had a 3-day week given the level of technology we have that needs powering & recharging, probably a lot of admissions into hospitals of people with severe facebook withdrawal... Funny