power hit

power hit

(Or "power glitch") A sudden increase (spike) or decrease (drop-out) in the mains electricity supply. These can cause crashes and even permanent damage to computers. Computers and other electronic equipment should really include some kind of over-voltage protection in its mains input to prevent such damamge.
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Power hit a five under par 65 at TPC Southwind and is one shot clear of a host of players including Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson.
Mary Ann Mendrez also stepped up and fired three straight hits, including two aces, after the Perlas Spikers threatened last at 6-8 and Trach fittingly capped the Angels' stirring come-from-behind victory by delivering the last two points, including a power hit into an unguarded spot in the middle.
The countrys cumulative installed PV power hit 42.8 GW.
In addition to 15 Matchplay Titles in Blackpool The Power hit the first televised nine-dart finish here in 2002, hit the highest average in a final of 111.23 when beating Adrian Lewis in 2013, hit the highest Matchplay average of 114.99 v Barrie Bates in 2010, hit another ninedart finish in 2014 v Michael Smith and has gone 38 games unbeaten on the stage between 2008-2015.
Yesterday experts hailed the start of an "exciting" new era for renewable energy as solar power hit a UK record of generating 8.7 gigawatts of power on the hottest day of the year so far.
EXPERTS have hailed the start of an "exciting" new era for renewable energy as solar power hit a UK record of generating 8.7 gigawatts of power on the hottest day of the year so far.
But The Power hit back saying: "I've won 16 world titles and he has won five world titles.
The tariff cut only partly reverses typical increases of 8.5% and 9% for gas and electricity respectively that Scottish Power hit customers with a month ago.
The tariff cut will only partly reverse increases of 8.5% and 9% for gas and electricity respectively that Scottish Power hit customers with a month ago.
London, Sept 15 ( ANI ): Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said that losing power hit her 'like a fist' and that she chose to spend the night of the federal election alone.
LAHORE -- Pakistan's electricity shortfall reached its peak in start of Ramazan as the difference in the supply and demand of power hit 4,000 MW on Saturday.
POWER HIT: John Quigley lands a devastating punch on opponent Steve Gethin