Recently my circuit breaker for the garage outlets tripped unbeknownst
to me. Needless to say I lost some yummy items in the freezer. I’ve
Googled for very search terms but haven’t found a battery-powered alarm
I could plug into an outlet in the garage. The alarm would beep when
there was no voltage to the plugs.
Does anyone know if there is such a device and where to buy it? Any
other solutions ideas or products posts would be greatly appreciated.
There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by
the tail and face the situation. -- WCF
GFCI's are not designed for motor loads. They are designed to protect living
Replacing the GFCI with an 20 amp outlet MAY help.
Adding an single outlet non GFCI for the freezer off the existing circuit or
better add an circuit for the freezer will be an better solution.
He's not asking about GFCIs or breakers. He's asking about some sort of
small alarm unit that can be plugged into an outlet that would sound if
the power was lost at that outlet/circuit. It doesn't matter whether a
freezer, refrigerator, air cleaner, lamp or whatever else is plugged
into that outlet/circuit. This would be a simple unit with a battery
installed. As long as the outlet is live, the alarm would be silent. If
the outlet loses power, the unit's battery would sound an audible alarm.
The technology is out there to do this (i.e. emergency lights in
buildings), but does anyone sell them, or should I get a patent and
If they are already out there, I am interested too.
OK, so I won't become a millionaire by inventing a power failure
detector alarm .
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On Sun, 24 Oct 2004 23:33:46 -0500, Darrell wrote:
Check out the prices on a UPS at the local computer discount store. Those
things make a horrible bleep bleep when the power goes out just make sure
you get one that has an alarm, most do.
You can get them on ebay too, just watch shipping costs, $5 price + $25
shipping isn't a good deal.
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