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power save questions #63185
03/10/06 07:58 PM
03/10/06 07:58 PM
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Jim M  Offline OP
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Has anyone seen this yet? Thoughts?
http://www.power-save.com/product.html

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: power save questions #63186
03/10/06 08:24 PM
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WFO  Offline
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Cat Spring, TX
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).]

Re: power save questions #63187
03/10/06 08:33 PM
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RobbieD  Offline
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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

Re: power save questions #63188
03/10/06 09:08 PM
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RODALCO  Offline
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I think it's easy money for whoever sells these items and wasted money for whoever buys those gissmo's. [Linked Image]

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.


The product of rotation, excitation and flux produces electricty.
Re: power save questions #63189
03/10/06 10:42 PM
03/10/06 10:42 PM
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WFO  Offline
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Quote:
"A low power factor will cause kWh meters to go slower,"

You sure about that? The Kw shouldn't change.

Re: power save questions #63190
03/11/06 03:47 AM
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Alan Belson  Offline
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Mayenne N. France
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Filters and recycles excess electricity.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Alan


Wood work but can't!
Re: power save questions #63191
03/11/06 09:48 AM
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NORCAL  Offline
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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.......

Re: power save questions #63192
03/11/06 10:44 AM
03/11/06 10:44 AM
renosteinke  Offline
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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.

Re: power save questions #63193
03/11/06 08:54 PM
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WFO  Offline
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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? [Linked Image]

Re: power save questions #63194
03/11/06 10:23 PM
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RODALCO  Offline
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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.


The product of rotation, excitation and flux produces electricty.
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