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#63185 - 03/10/06 04:58 PM power save questions
Jim M Offline
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Has anyone seen this yet? Thoughts?
http://www.power-save.com/product.html
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#63186 - 03/10/06 05:24 PM Re: power save questions
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If you read their FAQ page, it's a capacitor.
It won't change your bill at all since residential homes have Kwh meters, not Kvah meters (well, at least most are).
The POCO, however, should love them.

[This message has been edited by WFO (edited 03-10-2006).]
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#63187 - 03/10/06 05:33 PM Re: power save questions
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I like the video. lol

Ever notice the back of your tv and the heat it gives off. It says it stops this wasted energy. LOL LOL
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#63188 - 03/10/06 06:08 PM Re: power save questions
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I think it's easy money for whoever sells these items and wasted money for whoever buys those gissmo's.

A low power factor will cause kWh meters to go slower, but not all appliances like a poor PF and more wiring losses are created.

warm TV's?
I fitted 2 x 110 Volts fans in series at the back of the lounge TV to dissipate that excess heat and prolong the life of the TV.
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#63189 - 03/10/06 07:42 PM Re: power save questions
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"A low power factor will cause kWh meters to go slower,"

You sure about that? The Kw shouldn't change.
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#63190 - 03/11/06 12:47 AM Re: power save questions
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Filters and recycles excess electricity.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Alan
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#63191 - 03/11/06 06:48 AM Re: power save questions
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It is yours for only 3 "easy" payments of $99.00,a fool and a their money will be soon parted.......
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#63192 - 03/11/06 07:44 AM Re: power save questions
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Power factor correction is nothing new. As Rodalco pointed out, it's generally motors that have power factor issues, and not lights or heaters. In other words, you're fixing a problem you don't have.
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#63193 - 03/11/06 05:54 PM Re: power save questions
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Come to think of it, if the thing is hardwired on all the time, it will overcorrect the PF when the AC isn't running. Wonder if a leading PF is cheaper than a lagging PF?
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#63194 - 03/11/06 07:23 PM Re: power save questions
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Put a kWh meter on a test bench, run it at UPF then 0.5 PF.
Same test current.
Meter runs at half speed at 0.5 PF.
Bear in mind that extra losses appear in wiring if you run your house at 0.5 PF.
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