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Device to alert you to a power failure

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by nickp34, 4 Jan 2009.

  1. nickp34

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    Just after midnight this morning while watching tv the main RCD tripped on the consumer unit. None of the MCBs had gone off. I reset the RCD and checked the fridge etc was back on. Everything was fine afterwards so I went to bed.

    This morning woke up and house was cold, water cold. Went in the garage where the boiler is and there was no power. Garage is not attached to the house and is in the garden a couple metres from the back of the house. Garage has its own small consumer unit fed from the main consumer unit. Main switch on the garage consumer unit was off. MCBs were on. Fridge and freezer in the garage had been off all night and defrosted.

    If I had not been awake I wouldnt have even know the RCD had tripped.

    Is there any sort of device I can install in the house and the garage that will next time alert us to a power failure. For the garage I would need something that has a wireless unit that can be kept in the house to alert us.

    Thanks.
     
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    mains coil relay battery and bell (oh and a box to put it in)

    or mains coil relay and wirless doorbell
     
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    Or sort out the problem with the tripping RCD!
     
  5. nickp34

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    A water leak in the garage caused the RCD to trip and that has been fixed.
     
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