We have frequent power outage in our area, and the power often glitches on (flashes on) during the black out. This causes problems with our home electronics: TV, router etc.. as some devices, when power is restored, automatically power on in an undefined mode (e.g. standby but unable to come on).
It would be useful to have them on an outlet or power bar that requires a manual reset.
Is there such a thing as a power-fail cutout power bar or outlet with a manual reset?
I don't know if this is an issue for the HVAC or water heater, since they have a start-up process that takes longer than most glitches and they might be designed to handle these glitch-on situations. Needless to say, they'd require plug-through or hardwired in-between-device.
I can make such a device easily with a relay and a power bar or outlet, but I am looking for UL listed devices that accomplish this.
From the offerings on-line it's not clear to me whether the "reset" function -where available- applies only to a surge event or also to power outages. I can imagine most power bars are designed to stay on after an outage, and accomplish the exact opposite of what I am looking for.