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#180214 - 08/18/08 10:55 AM Power Blackout  
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#180216 - 08/18/08 03:27 PM Re: Power Blackout [Re: WESTUPLACE]  
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Very interesting reading for sure. I only made it to page 4 before I had to get back to work. I'm surprised that there are so many posters in there who understand the situation (obviously some EC's or POCO pros). There are still a lot of questions about the OP's story though.

My first thought was that the fault caused or escalated the failure of the transformer, where a winding shorted causing the output voltage to increase dramatically but not into thousands of volts.


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