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Remote destruction of your TV

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Remote destruction of your TV

A reported break-in at a sub-station leads to damage in homes.
I wonder who pays for the cooked TVs?
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David_W
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Re: Remote destruction of your TV

I believe Electricity companies accept no liability if there is damage to electrical appliances due to problems with them, it'll end up being a job for the insurance companies.  People who are not insured on the other hand are going to find themselves out of pocket :-/
Anteaus
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Re: Remote destruction of your TV

Normally if the voltage goes outside the prescribed limits the electricity company is responsible for any damage caused. I think the upper limit is somethng like 254 volts. However if this was deliberate sabotage I guess it is less certain where liability falls.
dick:quote
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Re: Remote destruction of your TV

They may not accept liablity but I believe that legally standing if they are the supplier of goods or services which cause damage to the customers property they are still legally responsible and should have the appropriate insurance for it.
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