Many times, having the power blink is better than the alternative - having it go out completely. Blinks are sometimes caused by devices designed to protect the electrical system

If the problem has cleared the line, power will stay on. If the problem still exists, the recloser will operate again. After trying three times, most reclosers are designed to stay open until the problem is fixed and the device is manually reset. The opening and closing of the recloser is almost instantaneous and is often not even noticed. REC is constantly evaluating our power lines to identify potential blink-causing problems so that we can take preventative measures.