Types of Power Outages

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If any if these types of outages that you can have peace of mind with Rinker Generator.

A Blackout is a total loss of power to an area. A blackout is the most severe form of power outage that can occur. Blackouts resulting from (or result in) power stations tripping are particularly difficult to recover from quickly. Outages may last from a few minutes to a few weeks depending on the nature of the blackout.

A Brownout is a drop in voltage in an electrical power supply. The term “brownout” comes from the dimming experienced by lighting when the voltage sags. Brownouts can cause poor equipment performance or even incorrect operation.

A Permanent Fault massive loss of power typically caused by a fault on a power line. Power is automatically restored once the fault is cleared.

A home generator system can be set up to power your entire home during a power outage; it all depends on the unit you purchase. Smaller units can power your whole home by powering circuits on a priority basis. As your power demand goes up in certain areas of your home, other less important circuits will be automatically turned off. Call us at (570) 698-9696 and we will help you to evaluate your needs.

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