Manufacturer: Device setting caused Super Bowl outage

Manufacturer: Device setting caused Super Bowl outage

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: A general view of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome after a sudden power outage that lasted 34 minutes in the second half during Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Posted on February 8, 2013 at 2:05 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The manufacturer of a protective device blamed in the power outage that interrupted the Super Bowl said a low "trip setting" on the equipment caused the partial blackout in the Superdome.
 
Friday's statement from S&C Electric Co. of Chicago said the outage would have been avoided if the operator of the relay device had set the trip threshold higher.
 
The statement did not name the operator, but the equipment was owned and installed by Entergy New Orleans, the local electric utility company that supplies power to the dome.

Earlier Friday, Entergy said the device was the cause of the power outage.
 

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