We had a power cut last night which manifested itself by
- power going for about 10s
- coming back on for about 5s
- going out for about 5s
- coming back
- repeating a few times
- going off completely.
Then came back on about 30 minutes later doing the same tripping thing and
then went out again. At about this point I decided it would be sensible to
turn off all the MCBs except the lighting so that nothing would get damaged
and I would know when the power came back because the lights would be on.
The power did come back on later. However, turning on a couple of the MCBs
hasn't resulted in any power on those circuits (cooker and upstairs
I haven't had a chance to open up the CU and see if anything's come loose,
or get my DMM out and start testing - that's for this afternoon/evening, but
wondered if it was possible/likely that the power cut has blown these two
MCBs. Having moved into a new house 1.5 weeks ago I'm not sure I have any
compatible MCBs for this CU >:-(.
(And to cap it all my 5 million candle torch from Screwfix that arrived on
Thursday doesn't ****ing work even though I charged it is preparation for a
power failure, so I had to find the candles by the light of my laptop.)
- posted 12 years ago