Erratic Power Supply and Its Effects on Household Equipment Reliability


  • Adeola A. Adebayo Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti. NIGERIA


availability, erratic, MTBF, MTTF, MTTR, power supply, reliability.


Equipment reliability is very important to user because it gives them value for their money, also it gives them confidence that they can get whatever chores they wanted done at any time they wanted and get whatever satisfaction that is desired at any particular time. Most household equipment makes use of electricity as their source of energy. Energy is very important to household equipment because without it they cannot perform their required function. Most communities in Nigeria are characterized by erratic power supply and this was found to have greatly reduced the useful life of these equipment, it was also discovered that because of these erratic power supply the mean time between failure (MTBF), mean time to failure (MTTF), availability (A) of these equipment have been greatly reduced while the failure rate, mean time to repair (MTTR) has increased, thus reducing the reliability (R) of the equipment. Solutions were proffered to these identified problems which will help to increase the reliability of this equipment.


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How to Cite

Adebayo, A. A. (2015). Erratic Power Supply and Its Effects on Household Equipment Reliability. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences, 12(1), 204–211. Retrieved from