Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




773 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 176


Topic # 115579 31-Mar-2013 07:27
Send private message

Since yesterday afternoon, we have had at least seven power outages. There may have been more while I was asleep or out.

The shortest lasted only a couple of seconds while the longest was a few minutes.

Seriously annoying.

Anyone with any ideas as to what is going on?

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 789817 31-Mar-2013 07:33
Send private message

Where on the Shore? None in Takapuna



773 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 176


  Reply # 789827 31-Mar-2013 08:28
Send private message

johnr: Where on the Shore? None in Takapuna


Bayview

 
 
 
 


xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
9137 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1436

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 789835 31-Mar-2013 08:55
Send private message

I lived in Bayview for 5 years and power outages were reasonably common - theres a power transformer thing (had no sleep..brain not functioning) in Bonito Place that use to blow in spectacular fashion taking out half the suburb.




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Server : i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 Pro    Workstation : i5-xxxx @ x.xxGHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 pro    Console : Xbox One

 

https://www.xpd.co.nz - Games, geeks, and more.    


3755 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2274

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 789845 31-Mar-2013 09:48
One person supports this post
Send private message

jpoc: Since yesterday afternoon, we have had at least seven power outages. There may have been more while I was asleep or out.

The shortest lasted only a couple of seconds while the longest was a few minutes.

Seriously annoying.

Anyone with any ideas as to what is going on?


Perhaps your power company might know...

Cheers - N


5265 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1141

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 789846 31-Mar-2013 09:54
Send private message

jpoc: Since yesterday afternoon, we have had at least seven power outages. There may have been more while I was asleep or out.

The shortest lasted only a couple of seconds while the longest was a few minutes.

Seriously annoying.

Anyone with any ideas as to what is going on?


Beach Haven and Birkdale - no issues. 




____________________________________________________
I'm on a high fibre diet. 

 

High fibre diet


5265 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1141

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 789847 31-Mar-2013 09:58
Send private message

xpd: I lived in Bayview for 5 years and power outages were reasonably common - theres a power transformer thing (had no sleep..brain not functioning) in Bonito Place that use to blow in spectacular fashion taking out half the suburb.


We have the same issue in Triton Dr in Mairangi Bay. The Apollo business park was delivered by the developer with a power infrastructure that isn't sufficient to support the demand. So twice each year something either melts down, explodes (literally - I have photos) or catches fire.

The transformers were too small, but they were limited by the size of cable that had been installed. They have had to re-cable the whole area.

Just one more "Cheap Development"™  Auckland-style

These are the people who want have development levies reduced so homes will be affordable. 

You know they won't be more affordable. 

You just know. 




____________________________________________________
I'm on a high fibre diet. 

 

High fibre diet


2450 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 147


  Reply # 789881 31-Mar-2013 11:36
Send private message

This is why you should have UPSes on everything!

cisconz
1193 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 80

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 789884 31-Mar-2013 11:50
Send private message

kyhwana2: This is why you should have UPSes on everything!
Or a backup generator....




Hmmmm


654 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 114


  Reply # 789931 31-Mar-2013 15:01
Send private message

jpoc:
johnr: Where on the Shore? None in Takapuna


Bayview


Didn't notice anything myself, Been using vast amounts of electronics the entire time and I'm just over the other side of Glenfield road to you, Perhaps there is work going on in your area.

I will note however I do get some very strange power fluctuations in the house I'm currently in although I suspect it may be the wiring its self and the power very rarely goes out all together, Old rental houses...




Perpetually undecided.

2284 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 375

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 789935 31-Mar-2013 15:14
Send private message

Mrs used to live in Bayview (Spinella Dr and Manuka Rd) and both places had power failures at night on several occasions. Haven't had any since moving to Albany *touch wood*



773 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 176


  Reply # 789959 31-Mar-2013 16:21
Send private message

The power company had no knowledge of a fault.

Eventually, it went off and did not come back.

I looked outside at my smart meter and it was clearly seeing power but the lcd display was going berserk flashing up all kinds of things that look like error codes. (F30000 and F00010 for example) By a process of elimination, I worked out that it was the washing machine. Even though it was turned off, it was upsetting the meter.

Washing machine unplugged and all is well.



Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.