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 for power hit
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  power hit
   n.
  
      A spike or drop-out in the electricity supplying your machine; a power {
      glitch. These can cause crashes and even permanent damage to your machine
      (s).
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  power hit
  
     (Or "power glitch") A sudden increase (spike) or decrease
     (drop-out) in the mains electricity supply.  These can cause
     crashes and even permanent damage to computers.  Computers and
     other electronic equipment should really include some kind of
     over-voltage protection in its mains input to prevent such
     damamge.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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