Electrical Surges

We have a house in Truckee and the power often goes out in the winter when there are storms. The lights in the house will flicker and then power drops. Sometimes the power is back on in seconds and sometimes it takes hours. It seems like the short outages are the most damaging — when the power drops and then almost immediately comes back.

This winter season was especially brutal. The power was on/off/on/off for days. We have a backup generator (Generac) so if the power is off for more than 10 seconds, the backup generator kicks on. It works great and is especially useful in extended outages. When…

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Brett Colbert is IT CTO & VP of Enterprise Architecture at Salesforce. Previously at NetApp, Cisco, McAfee, Intuit. All articles are solely my opinion. DYOR.

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Brett Colbert

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Brett Colbert is IT CTO & VP of Enterprise Architecture at Salesforce. Previously at NetApp, Cisco, McAfee, Intuit. All articles are solely my opinion. DYOR.

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