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  • power saver...scam or worthwhile investigating?

    I just saw a TV commercial for a device called "powersaver"

    This can be viewed at www.powersavertv.com

    I AM NOT SELLING OR HAVE ANY FINANCIAL INTEREST IN THIS PRODUCT!!!!

    I am wondering if this is another consumer scam!

    I think the premise is some sort of capacitive device to effect the power factor.

    They "claim" it will save your 25% of your electric utility bill. I think this is based upon various motors like the heat pump, pool, spa, freezer, refrigerator, etc.
    I truly doubt it will effect electronic stuff like TV sets and computers.

    Anyone here heard of this thing?

    Cacts Man

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    Re: power saver...scam or worthwhile investigating?

    Your link is no good. Is this what you saw?

    http://powersave1200.gilchrist-elect...commercial.php

    Mark
    "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

    I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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    • #3
      Re: power saver...scam or worthwhile investigating?

      To use a quote from their own site "What a load of Crap"
      The flow of vars, or reactive power, or 'imaginary' power, through a watt-hour meter will not effect the meter reading. It does however result in energy transmission losses to the utility company. The utility company installs meters on large facilities that measure the KVA or var demand and penalizes the company in the form of higher rates if they are typically less than 95% PF. There is some truth to the site but it does not apply to a home owner and it will not save you ANY money.

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      • #4
        Re: power saver...scam or worthwhile investigating?

        Listen to WBrooks.

        I'm removing my prior posts as no one in there right mind would go to such bother.

        Time I do some cleaning up of the mess I made on here.

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