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Synonyms for brownout

darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)

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Automatic error reporting for detecting open and short circuits, brown-outs, and overtemperature conditions make this subsystem ideal for demanding, precision industrial control and automation applications.
The regulator stage gives the UPS its ability to sustain a constant output even during sustained brown-out or low-line conditions.
As early as April, real estate professionals throughout New York City became extremely concerned that we might be faced with the same brown-outs and black-outs experienced in California.
Whatever the future holds - brown-outs, minor collapses, differential levels of service, new payment plans - the Internet seems uniquely able to evolve into just what's needed.
Brown-outs and black-outs, like we saw on the East Coast in August 2003, represent a high probability event which would adversely impact 3rd quarter and full fiscal year 2006 earnings at utilities operating within the hottest regions of the country.
Most consumers also concerned EPA policies will lead to black-outs and brown-outs
The ultracap's widespread use will eliminate brown-outs and, depending on the installed capacity in any particular area, there will be no more black-outs.
The data center is fed from the same substation as one of the local hospitals, putting it on the first responders list for outages and making it less vulnerable to brown-outs.
SatCon's StarSine(TM) Rotary UPS is designed to provide both high quality electrical power during normal operation, as well as prevent any interruption of electricity to critical manufacturing processes, telecommunication centers, data centers, and healthcare facilities in the event of power grid failures such as black-outs and brown-outs.
These maximum power consumption periods are what lead utilities to initiate so-called rolling brown-outs and, under extreme conditions, even blackouts, in order to prevent a total collapse of the power delivery system for a particular geographic region.
As well, SPARQ microinverters now give utility operators the ability to control reactive power, leading to greater grid reliability and reducing brown-outs.
SatCon's StarSine(TM) Rotary UPS is designed to provide both high-quality power during normal operation and to prevent any interruption of electricity to critical manufacturing processes, telecommunication centers, data centers, and healthcare facilities in case of power grid failures such as black-outs and brown-outs.
Utilities use TechRadium's IRIS system to notify customers in emergency situations such as downing of power lines or brown-outs, and in non-emergencies where customers might be notified about the most economical times to use power or water.
Now there is a way to lower utility bills, reduce the probability of black-outs or brown-outs, and contribute to the betterment of the environment, all without degrading the home's aesthetics.
California is definitely a leader in demand response incentive programs, having suffered through rolling black-outs and brown-outs in recent years," said Bentley.