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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Which is "which"? "Black-out" or "Brown-out"?

This afternoon, some of our devices were unused because of the black-out. But I sense that some say because of the brown-out. Which is the right term? Which is which? "Black-out" or "brown-out"?.
I think it is a mystery thus; Detective Perry is on the way to investigate.

According to my researches, brown-out is a condition of lower than normal power line voltage being supplied by your local utility or generating equipment. This condition may be short term (minutes to hours) or long term (1/2 day or more). A power line voltage reduction of 8 - 12% is usually considered a brown-out.



While, a black-out is a complete loss of power for whatever reason and is usually short term, as it is so serious that the generating company will classify the situation as an emergency. However, just occasionally a catastrophe may cause a longer term black-out.

A mystery has been revealed again by the "World of Mystery". Case Closed!


Alma Cafe said...

nice info!

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