The day the power board was fried

By Glen
@glenniah (1201)
Mandurah, Australia
October 6, 2015 11:08pm CST
This morning I arose early put on the coffee machine and toaster whilst I was waiting for breakfast I started the washing. Suddenly I heard a loud explosion and turned around to see sparks coming out of a cord that was plugged into the power board. I turned everything off and then tried to figure out what had happened. Apparently the power board had tripped and all electrical appliances were no longer working. no coffee, no computer, no hair dryer no toast, what a disaster! I was mostly worried that my new washing machine would be affected. Fortunately it was easily fixed, I just had to go to the meter box and reset the power switch. Soon I was back in the 21st century and all is well once again.
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct 15
It probably saved your appliances!
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@glenniah (1201)
• Mandurah, Australia
14 Oct 15
@Fleura Yes you are right. I have brought a new power board that I can plug in my Toaster, Electric Kettle and my son's coffee machine. Hoping that works for us
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@Rollo1 (16688)
• Boston, Massachusetts
7 Oct 15
I feel like Lisa Douglas on Green Acres some days, figuring out which appliances can be plugged in together and on which outlet without tripping a circuit.
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@glenniah (1201)
• Mandurah, Australia
7 Oct 15
Ah Green Acres, such memories and also Petticoat Junction. Loved those shows
@cahaya1983 (10051)
• Malaysia
7 Oct 15
Glad to know there were no serious damages. Are you sure you're going to continue to use the same power board though?
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@glenniah (1201)
• Mandurah, Australia
7 Oct 15
@cahaya Hi. The power board is now relagated to the rubbish bin. :0)
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@SIMPLYD (80390)
• Philippines
7 Oct 15
Oh i thought , there were lots of damaged appliances . It's good it's not the case . What could have caused it to explode ?
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@glenniah (1201)
• Mandurah, Australia
7 Oct 15
@SIMPLYD It seems the power board was old and blew up which made the outside power switch go off so once we turned it back on again everything worked.
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@LadyDuck (162742)
• Switzerland
7 Oct 15
I am glad you had no major damages and that were able to fix the problem. It's sad to get back to "dark age".
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@glenniah (1201)
• Mandurah, Australia
7 Oct 15
@LadyDuck Yes it sure is
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@valmnz (12756)
• New Zealand
7 Oct 15
Ooh, you had me holding my breath for you there. Glad it all worked out for you. Switches are so much easier to fix than the old fuse wires. However, it would be worth knowing what threw it out.
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@glenniah (1201)
• Mandurah, Australia
7 Oct 15
To be honest I had the neighbour come and take a look. He said I should throw out the power board and get another one. Then he gave me some eggs and said I could sell them for to buy a new power board if I needed to. Funny man
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