(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.
[pou-er-fuh l] /ˈpaʊ ər fəl/ adjective 1. having or exerting great or force. 2. physically strong, as a person: a large, powerful athlete. 3. producing great physical effects, as a machine or a blow. 4. potent; efficacious: a powerful drug. 5. having great effectiveness, as a speech, speaker, description, reason, etc. 6. having great , […]
[pou-er-hous] /ˈpaʊ ərˌhaʊs/ noun, plural powerhouses [pou-er-hou-ziz for 1;pou-er-hou-siz for 2] /ˈpaʊ ərˌhaʊ zɪz for 1;ˈpaʊ ərˌhaʊ sɪz for 2/ (Show IPA) 1. Electricity. a generating station. 2. a person, group, team, or the like, having great energy, strength, or potential for success. /ˈpaʊəˌhaʊs/ noun 1. an electrical generating station or plant 2. (informal) a […]
[pou-er] /ˈpaʊ ər/ noun 1. ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something. 2. political or national strength: the balance of power in Europe. 3. great or marked ability to do or act; strength; might; force. 4. the possession of control or command over others; authority; ascendancy: power over men’s minds. 5. […]
- Power kiting
noun 1. an activity in which a person, sitting in a small buggy or wearing skis, etc, is propelled by the wind power generated by a large kite to which he or she is attached by ropes