what is the situation in Crete with power cuts and power peaks ? We live on Naxos Island and just lost another cordless phone ( 3 days old ) due to a power cut, or peak, don’t know the exact reason but the phone is dead.
I have protected all lines with special sockets, but still the phone was destroyed. Any suggestions or experiences with this anybody in Crete ?
What sort of protection are you using? "Special sockets" implies some sort of surge protector. This will not protect against quai-continuous over voltage. Surge protectors go short circuit if a surge over several hundred volts occurs. The exact clamping level will depend upon the design of the protector. These surges only last for microseconds. Under over voltage conditions the line voltage might go up to 260 V or 270 V or 280 V or even higher and stay there for a relatively long period of time, e.g. minutes. The surge protector will do nothing to stop this but this sort of voltage could damage equipment. Even some UPS will not prevent this. It depends on the design. Electricity companies should not allow this to happen but …
Yes we use normal surge protectors, they also didn’t decouple or switched off when the telephone was overloaded.
What is your advice ? Can’t we build in something on the switchboard to protect the whole house, some kind of a stabilizer ? The PC is also starting to do strange things due to the many powercuts…