Outer Banks, NC human-caused outage and other summer blackouts

Posted by Melissa Tamberg on August 15, 2017

Many parts of the country had to ride out heat waves in July — with power outages hot on their trail. In fact, of the 345 blackouts tracked throughout the month, more than one-third — 125 incidents — were deemed weather-related. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, monsoons and microbursts all shouldered some of the blame for knocking out power to a collective 1.56 million customers for a total of nearly 19 days. Here, we detail some of the most significant, scary and suspect power outages of the month.

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Tags: Power LossITBackup Power | Posted in: News

From nature to Mother Nature, outages take a toll in June

Posted by Molly Miller on July 20, 2017

Power outages clearly aren’t planning to take a vacation this summer. In June, Eaton’s Blackout Tracker logged 284 separate incidents across the U.S., affecting more than 1 million people over a collective 485 hours --- that’s more than 20 days! What, exactly, was culpable for leaving so many customers in the dark? Here’s just a snapshot….

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UPS vs. Surge Suppressor

Posted by Ed Spears on July 9, 2017

Customers often ask us to explain the difference between a surge protector and an uninterruptible power system (UPS) — and which device is better suited for their environment.

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Tags: UPSIT | Posted in: UPS