February 8th, 2013
03:41 PM ET

Manufacturer blames Super Bowl outage on incorrect setting

[Updated at 3:41 p.m. ET] We're now getting possibly competing explanations about why the Super Bowl power outage happened Sunday.

Hours after the Entergy New Orleans power company announced that it believed a newly installed electrical relay device was to blame, the device's manufacturer responded that the outage happened because the device was operated at an incorrect setting.

Get the details here.

[Posted at 9:49 a.m. ET] The cause of Sunday's power outage at the Super Bowl in New Orleans has been traced to an electrical relay device, Entergy New Orleans Inc. announced Friday. This device has since been removed from service and new replacement equipment is being evaluated.

The 35-minute electrical outage at the Super Dome set off a storm of social media amusement among viewers and inspired advertising tweets with blackout twists.

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  1. fernace

    I still think it was Beyonce's super hot half time show performance! She blew out the circuitry!! :)

    February 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Godless

    This is how backwards America has become. The rev. Al Sharpton omitted the word God from the Pledge of Allegiance. A reverend of god! Wow.

    February 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Godless

      what? Did I silence the masses with the truth? Hey I can't make this crap up. It's all true. Welcome to obombas new America.

      February 9, 2013 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      @ Godless:
      The two words, "under God," were not added to the Pledge of Allegiance until 1954.
      I have never said them, and I will not.

      February 9, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Godly

    Shhh...quiet! did you hear that? it was the sound of a small mind closing...

    February 9, 2013 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ Godly:
    The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892.
    Sixty-two years passed before somebody stuck in (under God," in 1954.
    The "small mind" is the one thatdoes not comprehend either the value of Urtext publications or separation of church and state.

    February 9, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    TYPO:
    "under God"
    NOT (under God"

    February 9, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mlg4035

    It's hilarious watching everyone scrambling to find someone/something else to blame. Whatever happened to accountability? No one can step up and just admit when they screwed up...Sad...All this teaches our kids to shirk responsibility, and other adults, who really should know better, to do the same thing...

    February 9, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ronvan

    "STUFF" happens! Quit the finger pointing and move on!

    February 10, 2013 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  8. mike

    stop using cheap made chinese electronic parts, problem solved.

    February 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |