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Why does my neighbor’s ac unit make my lights flicker? How Power Quality and Power Conditioners help protect Home Electrical Devices.


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Electrical Question: Why does my neighbor’s ac unit make my lights flicker?

A new house is being built next door. They just installed the heating and air conditioning units. When the neighbor’s ac units turn on, my lights flicker.

This electrical wiring question came from: Phil, a Homeowner from Wheaton, Illinois.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Phil.

How to Have Great Electrical Power Quality

Flickering lights are not normal. This is an indication that most likely your home’s electrical power and the new home are connected to the same transformer which is now under rated and needs to be replaced with a larger one.

How Power Quality and Power Conditioners help protect Home Electrical Devices

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Home electrical power quality articles help you prevent power quality occurrences that can damage your home and appliances. Understanding the threats and installing the right power quality protection will help prevent electrical power quality problems.

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Surge protectors plug into grounded wall receptacles where sensitive electronic equipment is located. These devices defend electronic components against surges from outside, and internally generated transient events (surges) that travel through AC power lines. Low-voltage surge suppressors defend electronic components against surges from outside, and internally generated transient events (surges) that travel through phone, data, and coaxial lines. These plug-in protectors generally have much lower limiting voltages than entry protectors, and provide better protection for electronic equipment.



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  1. Transformer Manufacturer says:

    Bad electrical supplies may harm your electrical equipments and the reason is low quality material use in equipments. to avoid bad power always use high quality made equipments because it may be bear the high power as well as bad supplies but in low quality equipments there is no chance to handle bad power.

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