If anyone was wondering where I have been, I have been wallowing in the area of No Computer Access. My computer was taken out by a 11kV fault down the road, that meant that the Xformer short-circuited and fed 11kV down the LV wires, all of us in the same block here, lost most of our appliances and switch-boards. I'm still arguing with the Insurance company over a few appliances, but I'm just glad to be back on line. I lost my power supply, modem, mother-board and monitor. What really annoys me is the fact that the Surge Diverter I installed a few years ago, only protects against Lightning and didn't trip. The switchboard melted and I have been rewiring the house after work each day. I realise that this may be a one-off thing (I'm hoping it is), but there should be a better way of protecting yourself against this sort of thing, don't you think?.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green
hi trumpy , glad to see ya back. sorry to hear about your trouble.can't the power company be held responsible for the damages?over here we hold them responsible. we had a brown out one morning.got up cut the liights on looked like candles burning, grabed my meter to check the voltage & it was 61 volts instead of 123.a friend at works central air unit was burnt out by this. the power company paid for a new compressor & a few other things in his house. this lasted for about an hour. come to find out thata switch yard that feeds the substations had a bad transformer.