Atxmega2012-09-23 12:00:47
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Atxmega, 2012-09-23 12:00:47

Another swindle or Energy Saver of the 21st Century?

One interesting device caught my eye.
The point is in a nutshell. Just plug it into a socket and you have:
-Energy savings from 10 to 45% (Oh miracle!)
-Protection of electrical appliances from voltage surges and short circuits (How?)
-Uniform current distribution without surges and drops (What is it?)
-Increases the life of electrical appliances (Um?)
-Improving the quality of electricity consumption (How?)
-The device itself does not require additional electricity consumption (And the LED from which it glows :-))
The device looks like this
Even there is a video about it
Now the most offensive - It's all a hoax! It does none of the above. For many here this will seem obvious, but for most housewives this is a "Hot Deal"
There is an enticing moment in the video (1:45). This is another deception. The ammeter shows both active and inductive current (from chokes), and there is a capacitor in the saver, which compensates for the inductive current. If we put a counter on, nothing would change.
For those who are interested, here is a diagram and a photo
. What is the actual question - is it legal to advertise this on TV?

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11 answer(s)
lafayette, 2012-09-23

Of course it's illegal. At a glance, at least the same Federal Law “On Advertising”, Article 5, paragraphs 1 and 3. Punished under Art. 14.3. Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation.

Nickel3000, 2012-09-23

It is enough to teach physics at school in order not to fall for it. And you also have Russian.

Piss in the cut. Just plug into the socket and you have a
moment here
My eyes!

allex, 2012-09-23

Is it possible to plug a device into each outlet? Will the energy savings multiply? :)

Alexey, 2012-09-24

I still believe in blue duct tape.

Ivan Tikhonov, 2012-09-23

“This static energy saver normalizes the electrical flow, eliminates the voltage in the network.”
For such noodles, of course, you need to give the horns. But "the sucker is not a mammoth, he will not die out." And with the trends and “innovations” in our education system, such crooks will have more clients every year.
The video claims that the product is certified. I would start with this, that is, check the fact itself, if it is not confirmed, unfair advertising, if it is confirmed, then check by whom and how it is certified. Maybe it was certified as an LED flashlight, then everything is OK, but then again, on the box then - unfair advertising.
Whoever wants to act at the same level as the swindlers buys skype phone spam, hangs up the line scammers.

ShadowHacker, 2012-09-23

Basically, it's not really bullshit. It slightly corrects the power factor.

boramod, 2012-09-23

1. Wow, they have a capacitor without a charging (current-limiting) resistor. This crap can be not only useless, but also dangerous.
2. Surge arrester, varistor (390 V), during a power surge, has a great chance of becoming a source of fire in your apartment, as it will make a short circuit in your wiring.
3. Is there something wrong in the circuit, or does the 330 k resistor also work as a heater?

ValdikSS, 2012-09-23

Came across this a couple of years ago. I'm still not sure if this is a complete scam or not. The fact is that such things could really help with the reactive energy that, for example, a washing machine produces, but for this it must be connected in series, and I don’t know how it works in parallel, most likely not. On dilekstreme they sell this for 10-15 dollars.

Atxmega, 2012-09-23

Compensates, but why? You are neither warm nor cold.
At 6.2uF, the reactive power is about 100Var.
This will only compensate for the fluorescent lamp (30W)

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