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brownout

[′brau̇n‚au̇t]
(electricity)
A restriction of electrical power usage during a power shortage, especially for advertising and display purposes.
An extinguishing of some of the lights in a city as a defensive measure against enemy bombardment.

brownout

1. To complete the application of a base-coat plaster.
2. The setting of base-coat plaster, which darkens, or browns, as it sets.
3. The dimming of lights as a consequence of a reduction of voltage furnished to a section of a city (or an entire city) by the electrical utility.

brownout

A lowering of AC power voltage for some period of time. Brownouts can be very harmful to electronic equipment if sustained for long periods. Brownouts can cause flickering or a dimming on screen, and the computer may experience intermittent problems as a result. See blackout.
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It hasn't however, helped during the hard drops in voltage, the brownouts that cause the fans to stop spinning and the LED lights to blink.
DARPA awarded in May a $16.6 million contract to Sikorsky Aircraft to build, by September 2008, a prototype brownout system for the Army's new UH-60M Black Hawk.
Our modest contribution to the debate in this Article is to illustrate the extent of the problem by examining the effects of interstate broadcast markets on the brownout periods in a number of markets.
explained that the cause of brownout is their old lines, transmission lines and machine failure of power providers.
With de-rated hydro power generation and several plants still on forced outages, parts of Luzon grid had been distressed anew with brownouts.
Power producers cite need for more peaking plants !-- -- Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star) - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines The country needs to develop more peaking power plants or those plants that can run during peak hours in order to address any sudden spikes in demand and address the problem of brownouts, according to the country's power producers.
The manifest brisk demand growth then has been keeping energy officials awake at night because it won't take long before increasing electricity needs of the Filipinos could outstrip available supply that could result in brownouts.
As such, manual load drop (MLD) or rotational brownout in Luzon Grid was implemented.
He added that the brownout experienced by residents in Luzon was 'totally unacceptable.'
LIST: Areas affected by Meralco rotational brownout on April 23 !-- -- (Philstar.com) - April 23, 2019 - 12:56pm MANILA, Philippines Manila Electric Co.
Electricity can fail for a variety of reasons--a blackout, a brownout, a short circuit, a fire and a terrorist attack being some of them.
Simulations of everything from a power brownout to the explosion of car bombs have been carried out by the Secret Service in an attempt to test and hone the effectiveness of the city's response.