In case of a power failure, there are some procedures that must be followed immediately! Familiarize yourself with these procedures so that they can be followed without reference to this manual.
Is it a bright and sunny day? Is everything OK with the world, nothing weird on the teevee or radio? If so, the power failure is probably a local one and will be taken care of promptly since crews will be available, as will outside assistance.
Is it a typical summer day with local thunderstorms? If so, if there is a power failure it will probably last hours at most, and probably less.
Is it a dark and stormy night? Have the media been warning of plagues of frogs and locusts? Was there a bright flash in the direction of New York City? If so, the power failure, regardless of the cause, may take a long time to fix since resources may be unavailable to the power company.
Immediately after a power failure it is impossible to distinguish among types 2 through 5, so it is appropriate to assume that it will be as much as type 5 until additional information is available, usually in the form of power restoration.
|Power failure type (see step 1)||Immediate Action||Secondary Action|
|Type 1 - instant||None||None - ignore unless frequently repeated, in which case refer to "CONNECT PRIUS" checklist|
|Type 2 through 5||Refer to "LOAD SHEDDING" checklist||Refer to "CONNECT PRIUS" checklist|
|Type 6 through 7||Prius should already be connected and procedures reviewed. Turn Prius ON.|