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Old 06-25-2018, 06:17 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Hivolt View Post
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.
In fact we have noticed that in the past, just never thought about it. If just one second out and back on then all is good. But 3 strikes and you are out.

Anyway boys a girls, this is New Hampshire and the power flicks off now and then.
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