Power Loss Monitoring

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Old 11-25-13, 08:48 PM
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Lightbulb Power Loss Monitoring

Hello,

I am hopeful those who read this forum can offer some suggestions for a item I am looking for. Or tell me if such a device exists. What I hope to do is monitor my home electrical service in the event of a power failure. I would like to be notified in some manner whether it be via phone call or text message when a power loss occurs. Then be notified once street power is restored.

This would allow me the opportunity to start my portable generator and connect it to my transfer switch. Preventing any surprises when I return home to find power has been out for numerous hours.

Can anyone tell me if this is possible. Also, if there is such a device that would provide the notification I mentioned above.

Thanks in advance for any information or suggestions.
 
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Old 11-26-13, 05:34 AM
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I believe there are UPS manufacturers that will send you this info via. E-mail.
 
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Old 11-26-13, 11:23 AM
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What would be ideal is an inexpensive home solution that I can simply attach to an outlet and will monitor for loss of power. Then simply notify me as previously stated with a phone call or text message.

Any ideas or feedback would be appreciated.
 
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Old 11-26-13, 07:08 PM
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What do you define as inexpensive?
 
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Old 11-26-13, 07:33 PM
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The Reliance is about as inexpensive as you'll find. It's available from many companies and I just left you one company link below.


Reliance Controls THP202 - Freeze/Power Failure Monitoring System & Dialer
 
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Old 11-27-13, 06:13 AM
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Thanks very much for the suggestion and link. This appears that it will be a perfect match for what I need for simple power monitoring. And at a great price.

One additional follow-up relating to these "monitors". Are there any that have the ability to notify when street power has been restored? I am thinking the need for that should be less (being that I will likely be back home). However, it might be a nice feature to have if it's available.

I appreciate the information.
 
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