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This only applies to European people. 

For those who might not noticed it most digital clocks are 5 min behind.

The reason for this is that Eastern Europe is not producing enough electricity to keep the European high power net at 50 HZ. This means that past week the next dropped in some occasions to 47 HZ. The small offsets cause the electronics to operate at a much slower frequency then that they supposed to  and literally start lagging. Over the past week this has buildup to 5 min.

 

Doing electrical engineering myself it is quite interessting how such a small change in frequency can result in huge problems.

for example.

in the Netherlands they test the national alarm system at 12:00 at every first Monday of the month. However due to the frequency issue the systems controlling the alarms where lagging behind and the alarms went off too late or in 70% of the country they didn’t function at all. 

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lol, this is a joke ... that would mean that you can no longer make video recordings if you use a lamp because then you see the flickering ^ ^

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No it is not a joke. 

The frequency lagg has no direct affect on other electronic devices as they either use a crystal to obtain the correct clock frequency or the use internet. 

Your lamp won’t flicker as the frequency has no direct relation to your lamp as the voltage stays the same.

Unless the frequency drops really low 20 HZ no noticeable issues can be seen on the household side. 

https://www.entsoe.eu/news-events/announcements/announcements-archive/Pages/News/Frequency-deviations-in-Continental-Europe-including-impact-on-electric-clocks-steered-by-frequency.aspx

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no, not my lamp flickers ... if you record something with 24/25 fps (cinema), and you hold into a lamp or a monitor with 60hz running then you see it flickering on the film. the same, only weaker, would happend if you take something with 25fps but just 47hz are on the power network.

but you are right... I have just read it. but only clocks are affected. Since this is not permanent, but at peak and then only for a few moments, it has hardly any other impact.  In Germany, this is probably the case in badly populated areas.

25 minutes ago, =VG= Double_13 said:

Unless the frequency drops really low 20 HZ no notice issues can be seen on the household side. 

the limit should be 24hz. Everything under it is perceived as flickering. That's because of the sluggishness of your eyes.

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DO YOU GUYS STILL HAVE ELECTRICITY PROBLEMS? :D why you laught on africa  then. we never had such silly problem :D

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Because you still have no electricity? ;P

This is not a real problem. That's why I thought it was a joke in the beginning ...

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6 hours ago, ranger_12 said:

DO YOU GUYS STILL HAVE ELECTRICITY PROBLEMS? :D why you laught on africa  then. we never had such silly problem :D

Well we don’t have problems it is the old soviet countries that have the problem and we’re affected by it.

call it more a luxury problem that for once something is going wrong

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