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Power outage for a split second but appliance turn off as well

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It's happened 3 times so far in this house. The lights flicker for a split second and the internet goes down. The first time it happened, my computer shut down completely due to the power loss. The lights turn back on immediately after the flick and nothing in the appliances seem to be misbehaving. What could this be? It seems to only happen when it's raining either heavily or inbetween heavy and light

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So the power goes out during inclement weather. Is there something strange that you're experiencing or just completely normal power outages?

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1 minute ago, fasauceome said:

So the power goes out during inclement weather. Is there something strange that you're experiencing or just completely normal power outages?

What do you mean by 'something strange' I hear no sounds, it's just that the lights flicker for a split second and the internet is disconnected , other compartments may turn off as well, but after that, all is normal again

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1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

seems like one of two things

One: faulty wall power

Two: too much on one group

How do we fix it? It never use to happen

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1 minute ago, DrThots said:

How do we fix it? It never use to happen

By putting less stuff on one group. For the faulty wall power you could get a ups

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1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

By putting less stuff on one group. For the faulty wall power you could get a ups

Are you sure it may be due to one group or faulty wall power? It could be the weather because it only seems to happen during rain

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1 minute ago, DrThots said:

Are you sure it may be due to one group or faulty wall power? It could be the weather because it only seems to happen during rain

Well, I'm not sure. I don't know anything about your house. But if you want to keep your pc healty, a ups might be a good investment

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1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

Well, I'm not sure. I don't know anything about your house. But if you want to keep your pc healty, a ups might be a good investment

Around £80... My PC has only turned off once during the 3 times it's happened so far.

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Just now, DrThots said:

Around £80... My PC has only turned off once during the 3 times it's happened so far.

Yeah. Those aren't cheap. But 3 times is not a bit. I'm not even close to a engineer, so I can't exactly tell you what's causing it, but as a tech enthusiast I can tell you that it's not good for your hardware

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1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

Yeah. Those aren't cheap. But 3 times is not a bit. I'm not even close to a engineer, so I can't exactly tell you what's causing it, but as a tech enthusiast I can tell you that it's not good for your hardware

If it happens again, then I'll try to get a technician to come in and take a look around

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Just now, DrThots said:

If it happens again, then I'll try to get a technician to come in and take a look around

Good choise. You're still on a tech forum, remember that. But still, good luck with it

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1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

Good choise. You're still on a tech forum, remember that. But still, good luck with it

Alright, thanks

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Sounds like a heavy brownout to me.
It's either due to your electrical panel being old/faulty, or just the power grid being shit in your area. Usually is the latter.

 

To prevent damage to your electronics, you might want to invest in a battery backup unit (UPS).

As for things like appliance, they normally won't be damaged from that, they don't exactly have fragile components in them.

But electronics likes computers? Those can be damaged, especially if the power supply is garbage.

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17 hours ago, DrThots said:

It's happened 3 times so far in this house. The lights flicker for a split second and the internet goes down. The first time it happened, my computer shut down completely due to the power loss. The lights turn back on immediately after the flick and nothing in the appliances seem to be misbehaving. What could this be? It seems to only happen when it's raining either heavily or inbetween heavy and light

What PSU does your PC have?

 

 

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On 12/2/2018 at 5:27 PM, jonnyGURU said:

What PSU does your PC have?

 

 

500 Watts

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1 hour ago, jonnyGURU said:

Let's try that again....

 

WHAT MAKE AND MODEL PSU DOES YOUR PC HAVE?

CX650M

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1 hour ago, DrThots said:

CX650M

A CX650M isn't a 500W PSU.

 

Anywhoo...  The PSU is full range and has adequate hold up time for your load.  But, like you said, the PC only shut off once out of the three times you've had a brown out.

 

So I would just get a UPS and make sure your cable modem (assuming your Internet is from cable?) and router are plugged into it.

 

 

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Even if you do figure out if there's an electrical issue with your house or not, a UPS is still a good investment. (Hell I even have one for my router so I don't loose internet connection)

 

My house doesnt have electrical issues but we still get our share of power outages due to whatever. Weather, Power grid failing, someone hitting a power line with their car, etc. Shit happens. Be prepared for it!

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