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Dangers of multi socket power surge protectors

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Dangers of multi socket power surge protectors

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 a power surge strikes it will search and destroy every electrical appliance in the home. Cheap multi socket surge protectors have been prone to catching fire, many have been...

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Iberdrola insist on plastic meter cupboards

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Iberdrola insist on plastic meter cupboards

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 and do not comply with the current Spanish electrical regulations and Iberdrola are insisting that they are changed in certain circumstances. What’s in the box ? The cost is...

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Iberdrola foils illegal upgrades with new Smart Meters

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Iberdrola foils illegal upgrades with new Smart Meters

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 (ICP) which trips the electricity supply when you exceed your contracted power. In the past consumers were able to illegally bypass or remove the ICP to draw extra power without...

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Take Back Your Power (movie)

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Take Back Your Power (movie)

WHAT IF the NSA spying scandal was just the tip of the iceberg? Film maker and transparency advocate Josh del Sol digs beyond the NSA spying scandal in this award winning documentary. “Take Back Your Power” investigates current utility and government programs involving mass in-home surveillance, eroding rights and causing harm in the names of “smart” and...

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How to reset the ICP in a Smart Meter

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How to reset the ICP in a Smart Meter

HAVING TOO many powerful electrical appliances switched on the same time can cause nuisance power cuts in properties fitted with Smart Meters. In the past, many properties on the Costa Blanca with low tariffs have suffered with this nuisance electrical problem. Over the years, some home owners arranged illegal upgrades to combat the situation. Now, with the introduction of new Smart Meters by Iberdrola this fraudulent malpractice is no longer possible. Smart Meters have an in-built kill switch (commonly referred to as an ICP or Power Control...

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Everything you need to know about energy saving

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Everything you need to know about energy saving

EFERGY.COM have produced a free E-book that makes energy saving easy. Efergy are leaders in Home Energy Monitors, a handy gadget that displays how much electricity you are consuming in real time to help you calculate your energy useage. The device is extremely useful here on the Costa Blanca, where the electricity tariffs are limited and there is a constant risk of tripping out from overloading. The E-book offers lots of useful tips to keep your family comfortable while while saving money, along with all you need to know about: • Best ways to...

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