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This page keeps record of the power failures we've had at Wantadilla. See the index page for an overview of the problems.

“Recovery time” is the time I had to spend to recover from the situation. Records before 17 March 2007 were reconstructed from my diary entries and are incomplete. Times are approximate.

This is not a complete record. I bought a generator in April 1999 to handle the situation, so it was already a problem at the time, and until recently I didn't report failures that caused minimal problems. The problems I have now seem to be related to overvoltage during an outage, and they're becoming expensive.

Date Time Duration Recovery time Damage Comments
3 October 2000 4 hours
14 November 2000 One of many, others not reported
25 January 2001
4 February 2001 2 hours
7 September 2001 At least 2
20 September 2001 6 hours
1 December 2001 2 hours 2 hours
2 December 2001 short
2 December 2001 short
27 June 2002 1 hour
4 April 2002 2 hours
12 December 2002 5:45
24 September 2003
8 March 2004
8 March 2004 2 hours
28 April 2004
2 June 2004 2 hours
June 2004
June 2004
June 2004
June 2004
June 2004 “5 or 6 this month”
26 June 2004 2 hours
22 August 2005 2 hours
28 August 2005 1 hour
30 August 2005
30 August 2005 At least 2 hours
31 August 2005 7 hours 2 hours
19 September 2005
19 September 2005
19 September 2005
7 December 2005 unknown 20 hours $2000 Much equipment burnt out
10 January 2007 19:30 4:30 20 hours $3500 Burnt out main UPS
26 January 2007 < 10 seconds
26 January 2007 < 10 seconds
26 January 2007 < 10 seconds 2 hours Total for three outages (reconfigure UPS)
20 February 2007 < 10 seconds
20 February 2007 < 10 seconds
20 February 2007 < 10 seconds 2 hours Total for three outages (reconfigure UPS)
1 March 2007 0:00 < 5 seconds
1 March 2007 4:00 4 hours 30 minutes
15 March 2007 1:00 < 10 seconds 20 minutes
15 March 2007 < 10 seconds 1 hour Rearrange UPS
17 March 2007 20:38 < 10 seconds 10 minutes
18 March 2007 21:23 1 second 4 hours $561 UPS fault, echunga; projector globe damaged, greatly reduced output
6 April 2007 4:20 short 60 minutes Required reconfiguring a computer.
9 April 2007 2:43 short 10 minutes
13 April 2007 1:18 short 15 minutes
17 April 2007 20:50 9 minutes 15 minutes
23 May 2007 6:42 short 15 minutes
29 May 2007 3:58 short 15 minutes
5 June 2007 7:54 2 seconds 15 minutes
12 June 2007 7:04 4 seconds 2 hours Overvoltage? Aborted backup, multiple server crash.
13 June 2007 22:45 1:25 2 hours
24 June 2007 6:35 1:20 30 minutes
2 July 2007 11:41 2 seconds 20 minutes
2 July 2007 16:03 2 seconds 15 minutes
2 July 2007 16:18 2 seconds 20 minutes Just as I completed recovery from the previous one.


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