We all enjoy the longer days and pleasant weather of the late spring and early summertime months. In stride with the warm weather, come the chances of strong thunderstorms. Heavy rains, tornadoes and lightning place your expensive equipment at high risk. When the lights dip down for an instant and flick back on, it is the critical moment of truth for anything with a power plug. Although you breathe a sigh of relief because the moment was not long enough to make you reset all the clocks, a power lull can be one of the most harmful conditions to any electronic device, most notably your computers and home entertainment equipment.
Heavy demand of the power grid during hot days for high voltage cooling units places a major strain on public utilities when factored in with overwhelming residential demand at the same time. This causes the level of current to dip up and down in chaotic function. The effects are reflected with a condition called transients or dirty power. Logic controlled circuitry requires a consistent level of electricity to run in the proper timing frequency. At one of these crucial moments when it lags, you may be exposed to a system crash. Most often, damaged data errors may occur or critical files become lost, adding to the nuisance factor. Continue reading