View Single Post
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 07-29-2012, 10:32 AM
kb2vxa's Avatar
kb2vxa kb2vxa is offline
Completely Banned for the Greater Good
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.
Posts: 6,126

"This is not rocket science..."

No, this is Verizon! (;->) This isn't the first time or place stupid brought the house down, about 10 years or so ago a blown fuse led to a cascade failure of a major switch (CO) knocking out phone and 911 over a wide area of northern NJ and southern NY. Thankfully there were no emergencies during the outage.

Here's how it went; AC mains failed, Diesel backup generator starts, no trouble alarm. Backup generator runs out of fuel, 48V floating battery bank bears the load, no trouble alarm. Batteries die, system failure, no trouble alarm.

Tough noogies fella, we're the phone company! <snark>

Last edited by kb2vxa; 09-18-2012 at 6:44 PM..
Reply With Quote