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Old 08-29-2014, 05:46 PM   #1
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Power flickering problems

I am having a problem with losing power to my house for a second or two and then coming back on (this is a problem with the power company not being reliable) The reason this is a problem is because I have a large dehumidifier under my house that after being shut down needs to rest at least 10 minutes before being started back up. Is there a breaker out there that will trip on loss of voltage? I need some way to keep the dehumidifier from being powered right back up after a loss of voltage.


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Old 08-29-2014, 05:59 PM   #2
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Look for a "Power fail relay".
You will probably have to go to a electrical supply shop.
I don't think HD would stock them.


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Old 08-29-2014, 07:56 PM   #3
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A magnetic switch like my table saw switch would also work---when the power shuts down the switch defaults to 'off' so the saw can not start up unexpectedly.

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