Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software, and data corruption are the result of a problematic power supply. Compounding the problem is that there is no standardized way to describe power problems. Learn more about common power disturbances, what can cause them, and how to safeguard your critical equipment—all described in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standard terms.
in an attempt to burn off the material creating the short circuit (This material is often a tree limb, or small animal trapped between the line and ground). You've probably experienced an interruption if you have ever seen all the power in your house go out (all lights and electronics), just to have everything come back on a few minutes later while you're breaking out the candles. Of course, having the power go out in your house, even if it lasts all night, may be only an inconvenience, but for