Safewire energy?

cjmdwyercjmdwyer Registered Users Posts: 10
Has anybody heard of or is currently using this device? It's called a KVAR EC unit and it says it reduces your power bill 8 to 25 percent. Also claims to make your electric devices last longer, run cooler. The site is http://www.safewireenergy.com/index.html



Any info would be great.:confused:

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  • CariboocootCariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭
    Re: Safewire energy?

    Oh sure it does. :roll:

    Most likely an attempt at PF correcting via capacitor.
    A Kill-A-Watt meter and a few lifestyle changes will net you more.
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators Posts: 26,837 admin
    Re: Safewire energy?

    Similar product discussed here before:

    Power Save 1200 Capacitor

    And starting around Post #14 of the Scam Alert thread about these type of units.

    As all good marketing, a tiny bit of truth wrapped around a whole bunch of marketing hype / over priced products.

    And, the Kill-a-Watt Meter that Marc types about--Very handy to take around the home and figure out what appliances are wasting your energy (plug into wall, plug 120 VAC 15 amp max. appliance into Kill-a-Watt meter).

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • russruss Solar Expert Posts: 593
    Re: Safewire energy?

    The only thing the unit is guaranteed to do is lighten your wallet due to the purchase price.
  • phred01phred01 Solar Expert Posts: 35
    Re: Safewire energy?
    Oh sure it does. :roll:

    Most likely an attempt at PF correcting via capacitor.
    A Kill-A-Watt meter and a few lifestyle changes will net you more.

    Power factor correction should not be attempted by the consumer. Generally correction is done to a figure of 0.9 and not 1. Power factor correction of 1 can be catastrophic. Many devices like ballast fluros have PF correction built in. Most appliances are inherently resistive only items like unload transformers and induction motors are main culprits.
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