Power Saver Plugs (and other frauds)

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Rob Lister
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Power Saver Plugs (and other frauds)

Post by Rob Lister »

Here's a scam that I haven't seen here but apparently there's a big market in the UK.


https://i.imgur.com/40ys2T8.jpg
Saving Energy : According to customer habbit and feedback,2 pack or more electronic saving boxes can be used in a family with many electric appliances and loading carry,providing stable voltage and balance the current, prevent voltage instability, let electricity stable equilibrium and achieve power-saving effect, and improve the use of electrical appliances power, avoid the waste of electricity invalid ,thus extend the service life of the electrical product.

Safe and Reliable: The power saver device will release the electricity which it stored by using a system of capacitors in a smoother way to normal without the spikes when it works under the rated load, the external shell adopts advanced fire-proof and explosion-proof material, and internal leakage protection measures make it safe and reliable.

Easy to Use: You just plug the electricity energy saver into a power socket and the green indicator light will be bright, then starts to work by keeping the device connected; it will reduce your power consumption .

The Range of Application: We can see the merit of this electricity bill killer on air conditioning, washing machines, refrigerators,water pump,induction cooker,electric kettle,etc…And the power factor saver can prevent electrical overheating when it operates normally with the rated load; this is truly a great advantage.

Quality and After-service: And we will be tracking customer's product experience in time, and make an efficient and quick after-service for you.
https://www.amazon.com/Energy-Household ... op?ie=UTF8

It does nothing to save power but draws an apparent power of about 60 watts. It's just an led that lights when you plug it in.

Big Clive breaks it down

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Re: Power Saver Plugs (and other frauds)

Post by ed »

"smooth" AC with a capacitor?