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Powerwall protection

Will a powerwall protect home equipment from the following or at least forbid sudden loss of power? I am having sudden power loss 2-3 times a week.

-Power Failures can be caused by a number of events such as lightning strikes, downed powerlines, grid overdemands, accidents and natural disasters.
-Power Sags are triggered by the startup of large loads, utility switching, utility equipment failure, lightning and power service that’s too small for the demand. In addition to crashes, sags can damage hardware.
-Power Surges can be caused by lightning strikes & can send line voltages to levels in excess of 6,000 volts. A spike almost always results in data loss or hardware damage.
-Undervoltage can be caused by an intentional utility voltage reduction to conserve power during peak demand periods or other heavy loads that exceed supply capacity.
-Electrical Line Noise can be caused by either RFI or EMI interference generated by transmitters, welding devices, SCR driven printers, lightning, etc.
-Overvoltage can be triggered by a rapid reduction in power of loads, heavy equipment being turned off & on or by utility switching. The results can potentially damage hardware.
-Frequency Variation results from generators or small co-generation sites being loaded & unloaded. Frequency variation can cause erratic operation, data loss, system crashes & equipment damage.
-Switching Transient – normal duration is shorter than a spike & generally falls in the range of nanoseconds.
-Harmonic Distortion – switch mode power supplies, variable speed motors & drives, copiers & fax machines are examples of non-linear



  • We're customers, just like you. These are questions for Tesla, who doesn't monitor this forum. You might Google "Tesla Powerwall Features", or some such, or look for reviews.

    Here are a couple of numbers for Tesla's Customer Service:

    1-888-765-2489 or 1-877-961-7652

    I do know that it doesn't take much grid shenanigans for my PWs to go into backup mode, but I certainly don't expect the PWs to act anything like a power conditioner for sensitive electronics. I'll often get a light flicker during transition, and I've got a couple of appliances that need the breaker cycled to wake them up afterwards. I have GFCI and AFCI breakers along with a whole-house transient suppressor in my main panel. My server also has a UPS. (I'm a belt-and-suspenders kind of guy.)

    Good luck!
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