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I have a basic understanding of what I need to do when the power line goes down, though sometimes different switches pop and would like to understand more of what does what. I have no knowledge in electronic components I'm afraid, can someone help me understand the function of every switch? Is it possible to do from this image?

P.S.: Yes, it is my switchgear. I can provide more images if needed!

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  • Knowing what this is for (solar, grid, batteries, etc) and what you do when the power goes out would be helpful for a start. – michaelyoyo Oct 16 '15 at 12:51
  • It's the main power switchgear of the house, it controls the electrical wiring in the condominium. I don't know the difference between batteries and grid, though we don't have solar. It has three different floors with an occupant family on each, and when the power goes down usually a random switch from either the big three controllers bottom-left or the three small ones on the top goes down, which I then have to re-enable. – Banderi Oct 16 '15 at 12:56
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    I don't know what tools you have available there (is that Italian?), but the two options would be to turn off one circuit breaker ("switch") at a time and test every outlet and appliance to see what loses power, or to get a circuit tracer and work your way through all the outlets and lamps, generating a signal there and seeing which circuit breaker(s) that signal appears at. – keshlam Oct 16 '15 at 23:44
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    Big three controllers in photo on the bottom-right (not bottom-left) are your electric meters, one for each floor, presumably. – user39367 Oct 17 '15 at 4:40
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    I know right... light pops all the bloody TIME, and on top of that, our previous apartment had bad wiring and they all fried together in a near-pyrodisaster mess. Yeah, Italy sucks. – Banderi Oct 17 '15 at 11:59

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