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Old 06-25-2018, 05:19 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Hillcountry View Post
I was thinking the same thing. Where do these 1-3 second outages come from?
I was going to call and complain but havenít yet.
The short outages come from a piece of equipment called a recloser. If a branch or something that creates a fault falls on the lines it will kick it out, and a couple seconds later the recloser closes back in, in the hopes that the fault cleared itself. In the event it hasn't the recloser will try 3 times to burn the stick or whatever else is on the line off of it.

If you pay attention the next time it happens and it's a big one you'll notice after the third flicker the lights go out permanently.
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