Tripping of lights.

jphegers

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#1
I am baffled, since Thursday morning at 1.00 am our lights tripped and the lights in the kitchen, lounge and dinning room yet the wall plugs are not affected but what is more baffling, i use a generator when we have load shedding and then the affected switch that trips work perfectly and does not trip.
Any ideas what the cause could be?
 

thechamp

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#3
I am baffled, since Thursday morning at 1.00 am our lights tripped and the lights in the kitchen, lounge and dinning room yet the wall plugs are not affected but what is more baffling, i use a generator when we have load shedding and then the affected switch that trips work perfectly and does not trip.
Any ideas what the cause could be?
My lights tripped as well on wednesday or thursday, but when I pushed the CB up everything worked as normal, like nothing ever happened, I suspected the inverter had something to do with it as it was acting strange. It has not happened again since then.
https://mybroadband.co.za/forum/threads/ellies-inverter-quality.679711/page-4
 

Chuckmyster

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#4
eskom power has been dirty all week, your circuit breaker might be sensitive to this. Your generator is probably delivering a cleaner power
 
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My lights tripped as well on wednesday or thursday, but when I pushed the CB up everything worked as normal, like nothing ever happened, I suspected the inverter had something to do with it as it was acting strange. It has not happened again since then.
https://mybroadband.co.za/forum/threads/ellies-inverter-quality.679711/page-4
haha i'm an automation engineer in a gold plant, i cant tell you how frustrating it is when you've spent thousands of dollars on ups systems and battery banks only to lose everything anyway because the MCB's have to fast of a trip curve.
 
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