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    Quote Originally Posted by SLYGUY View Post
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    At least Eskom is considerate. As in picture below guy on our area Facebook group.
    After load shedding Eskom felt bad about taking power so when they turned it back on they were kind enough to give him some extra power free of charge!
    His TV did catch fire though and other appliances exploded but it is the thought that counts!

    720 Volts! That is more than double you normally get at no extra charge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdaddy View Post
    His TV did catch fire though and other appliances exploded but it is the thought that counts!
    My schadenfreude needs a pic of that burnt out TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdaddy View Post
    At least Eskom is considerate. As in picture below guy on our area Facebook group.
    After load shedding Eskom felt bad about taking power so when they turned it back on they were kind enough to give him some extra power free of charge!
    His TV did catch fire though and other appliances exploded but it is the thought that counts!

    720 Volts! That is more than double you normally get at no extra charge!

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    How can you protect yourself from this? Circuit breakers only measure the amperage and trip over a certain amount. How can you "break" on voltage overload?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianH View Post
    How can you protect yourself from this? Circuit breakers only measure the amperage and trip over a certain amount. How can you "break" on voltage overload?
    Why would you? Just claim from insurance.

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    It also affected one of those green boxes in the street. People said it made a very load buzzing noise then the box door exploded open and stuff flew out into the street.
    It seems Eskom did not realize that although they meant well by giving people some extra power at no extra cost, there are some other implications involved with this decision which they forgot to consider.

    Apparently nothing can protect you from this. Surge protector wont help. Guy's electric fence box exploded in his face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianH View Post
    How can you protect yourself from this? Circuit breakers only measure the amperage and trip over a certain amount. How can you "break" on voltage overload?
    UPS with overvoltage protection... normally disconnects on voltage higher then 250V i think.

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