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Ultimate Geek

#233354 12-Apr-2018 22:03
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After the black out last Tuesday night and power back on Wednesday afternoon, we are only getting 70-140v from the power socket.

Our digital power metre is blinking and showing something like F10000... changes number.

We cant use refrigerator, washing machine and water pressure is very weak.

Equipment like modem or phone charger, laptop charger still works as the adaptors are free-volt however majority of electrical are not working properly and all our LED lamps are flickering.

Is it normal for many of people in Auckland now or as long as the power gets in, it should be 230v and something wrong on my house alone.

Can you give me some idea? I am at Dairy Flat area.



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Master Geek

  #1995988 14-Apr-2018 11:55
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I live in a rural area, and get the exact same fault several times every year. It’s caused by a branch or object touching a high voltage line feeding the transformer. That causes a fuse at the transformer to blow.

The fluctuating power is caused by induction from the lines that are still live at the transformer. It’s not a safety hazard to people.

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