The Super Bowl outage has been traced back to the origin of the problem, though it seems there is still some question over why the incident happened. The 2013 Super Bowl power outage was all the buzz during the big game, and now details have emerged that explain what caused the power outage. The problem has been traced to an electrical relay device that was supposed to protect the equipment at the Superdome, according to a new report by CNN on Feb. 8.
While the Super Bowl outage was traced back to a relay device problem, it seems it is still a mystery regarding why the device triggered. The power company and the device's manufacturer seem to be at odds regarding what happened, though the device has been removed. The manufacturer, S&C Electric Co., believes that the device wasn't at the proper setting. However the power company Entergy New Orleans doesn't necessarily agree with the S&C statement.
Of course at the end of the day, the Super Bowl outage didn't really cause any harm and provided some great amusement for social media junkies. Some might say that Oreo ended up the big winner during Super Bowl XLVII, as their outage-inspired off-the-cuff ad went viral online. People have been curious about what caused the issue, so many find it interesting to see the Super Bowl outage was traced back to one individual device that didn't perform as expected. Now it's left to the big guys to figure out why it was triggered as most others move on to new off-season topics.