Rolling blackout

Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

A rolling blackout is a term used to describe when a power company shuts off sections of the grid to help deal with excessive power use.

For example, California and Texas had to conduct rolling blackouts to control strains on the power grid during hot summer months when most people have air conditioners running all day.


If your area experiences rolling blackouts, we recommend purchasing an SPS or UPS for your computer to help prevent any damage and file corruption.

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