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    Hi All,
    Hope someone can help me. My electricity suddenly goes off in the middle of the night, then a couple of minutes later ,comes back on. Only happens to me ,not my neighbours? The DB board stays up. It seems to be when I have a number of appliances and underfloor heating on?? Any ideas on how to solve this?
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    Hire an electrician.

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    Ok but before I do, any idea whats going on? I have made sure that there a numerous separate breakers, so none get overloaded

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    If you have a prepaid meter then that's probably cutting out under high loads. Have it checked out.

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    Some kind of smart meter with demand management?
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    I had something like that a while ago and it turned out to be a fault on the pole in the street that connects to my house.
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    Could be the phase that you are on. Assuming that your house is on a single phase, you could lose your supply whilst your neighbour - one a different phase - would be ok.

    My house is on three-phase and - until the municipality replaced the transformer serving the road - would frequently lose one of the phases.

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    had a wall circuit trip out for no apparent reason - electrician told me to switch off mains and tighten all the connection screws in the wall boxes - never had a problem again.
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