Brownout (electricity)

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Brownout in Japan

A brownout is a drop of voltage in an electrical power supply. Brownouts may be done intentionally in order to reduce the load during an emergency.[1] This is done to prevent a total supply failure ("blackout").[2] Brownouts can also be caused accidentally by faults in the electrical grid which cause a drop in voltage.

References[change | change source]

  1. Steven Warren Blume Electric power system basics: for the nonelectrical professional. John Wiley & Sons, 2007 ISBN 0470129875 p. 199
  2. Alan Wyatt, Electric Power Challenges and Choices, The Book Press Limited, Toronto, 1986 ISBN 0-920650-00-7 page 63