NEED HELP -- When should we disconnect from the power grip on DECEMBER 31? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

OK, I know this is a lille early to be asking this question, but it is always better to be too early than just a little bit too late. I would really like to be able to watch TV on DECEMBER 31, as the date roller over during the different time zones, right up to the Times Square ball dropping. I'm not in the Eastern Time Zone. I realize the importance of disconnecting from the grid. I've also been warned to turn off the computer and disconnect the power plug. Would appreciate an imput as to the timing to avoid any and all problems. Am planning to throw the main switch at the side of the house.

-- thinkIcan (, December 28, 1999


Maybe I,ll be getting the answer early from our friends in New Zealand.

-- thinkIcan (, December 28, 1999.

I'm throwing the switch at 6pm Central.

-- Dog Gone (, December 28, 1999.

disconnect from the power TV

If you an old beat up TV keep it plugged in while you drink your champagne and nibble on your caviar. If it frys it frys. Just make sure and disconnect the valuable appliances.


-- cgbg jr (, December 28, 1999.


Good Question.What I would like to know is when you are going to blow your whistle ?

-- Chris (, December 28, 1999.

I have no plans to disconnect...I expect power to stay up on Kaua'i. I will having a generator warming up in the bullpen, however...

-- Mad Monk (, December 28, 1999.

Power will be off for everything I care about at 6:00 PM Eastern. Unpluged and circuit breaker where possible.

-- goldbug (, December 28, 1999.

No unplug here,

Got myself a used working commercial power stabilizer that is able to do 200A so I mounted it into the main house feed after the transfer swich for the genny, I also installed to sets of voltage protectors that prevent voltage spikes one before and one after the unit. This should be fine for brown outs down to 100V( the genny comes one if that happens for more then 30sec)and for overvoltage up to 200V ( same for the genny) the stabilizer is rated to give stable output of 115V for a input of 75-250V.

This should keep me up and running for a while :-)

-- RickJohn (, December 28, 1999.

I don't understand why you all are disconnecting at 6:00 p.m.? A gigantic power surge or something of the like? I'm unplugging my p.c, but nothing else. Why are you doing it?

-- linn (, December 28, 1999.

I installed a surge protecter on the main panel in my house. It cost $44.00 at my local discount lumber yard. I also bought a line voltage moniter to warn me of brownouts. It came from an RV accessories store.

-- John Littmann (JTL9700@JUNO.COM), December 28, 1999.

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