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Updates to Iberdrola concerns

Updates to Iberdrola concerns

By on Mar 14, 2016 in Iberdrola | 0 comments

HERE ARE some editorial updates for our bright sparks on the SparksInSpain website that provide useful information to home owners on the Costa Blanca. Firstly, with Iberdrola currently proceeding at speed installing new Smart Meters across the region, some home owners with properties built prior to 2002 are experiencing power cuts. Click here to read why. Secondly,...

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Dangers of multi socket power surge protectors

Dangers of multi socket power surge protectors

By on Aug 31, 2015 in Power Surge Protection | 0 comments

DO YOU think that your Spanish home has adequate protection against lightning strikes and power surges? A big mistake people make about surge protection is choosing a multi socket surge protector purchased from the local ferreteria thinking it provides adequate protection against power surges. Power strips only provide protection to the items plugged into them. When...

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Iberdrola insist on plastic meter cupboards

Iberdrola insist on plastic meter cupboards

By on Jul 29, 2015 in Iberdrola | 0 comments

IF YOUR electric meter is housed in one of these metal boxes … Iberdrola may require you change it to the approved plastic type … When arranging a new electricity contract, e.g. upgrading the power supply, Iberdrola may insist on changing the old style metal CGP (Caja de General Protección) to the newer style plastic box. Metal meter boxes are obsolete...

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Iberdrola foils illegal upgrades with new Smart Meters

Iberdrola foils illegal upgrades with new Smart Meters

By on Jul 16, 2015 in Smart Meter | 0 comments

As the temperature rises during the hot Spanish summer months the air con gets cranked up and power consumption increases. This can cause power cuts for property owners who have illegally upgraded their electricity supply. Why? Iberdrola are replacing all the traditional mechanical meters with Smart Meters. These new digital meters are fitted with a kill switch...

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