Power Save Device - Electrical - Page 4 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 12-03-2007, 10:29 PM   #46
Power Gen/RS Engineer
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Oak Park, Illinois
Posts: 785
Rewards Points: 566

This entire thread is ridiculous and needs to die immediately.

Put a capacitor is parallel with the incoming utility feed and your meter slows to approximately nothing (because residential load is mostly, I DIDN'T SAY ENTIRELY, resistive). It's highly illegal to do so. I imagine that these "energy saving devices" do something similar.

There is no such thing as a frictionless machine either (but perhaps you have a widget that does that too, its benefits can be posted in alt.mechanical.engineering.moron.conversations.for .morons.com.com.com).

This product is either 1.) crap, or, 2.) crap.

Straight up.

I will not post anything additional, as any further discussion is a waste.


you must be a vendor of this trash. No other reason for so much mindless banter. Try alt.engineering.electrical. They'll be receptive!
Well, now, there's what's right and what's right and never the twain shall meet.

Last edited by BigJimmy; 12-03-2007 at 10:34 PM. Reason: Missed goofiness.
BigJimmy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 12-04-2007, 07:05 AM   #47
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 251
Rewards Points: 250

Some interesting links.

Note the last formula at the bottom of the page.

Scroll down the page to "And you won't even get a thank-you from the power company."

Note that "Anonuser" mysteriously disappears on page 6.




Forgot to add this link. Scroll down the page until you get to
"* Update * 01/DEC/2006".

Last edited by elkangorito; 12-04-2007 at 08:42 AM. Reason: Addition
elkangorito is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 11-10-2009, 06:51 PM   #48
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10

not quite a gimmick

this system powersave is not a gimmick but it is not without some serious flaws. first off, the resistance flow which is where the most energy is wasted, can only be estimated and averaged with this device. the capacitors are in most cases overcharged and costing more energy as there is no way for this system to automatically adjust to the different loads throughout the day. In a climate like arizona where the AC is running nonstop, it might show savings maybe up to 15% but it is useless in the midwest due to the varying degrees of peaks in resistance throughout the seasons.

there is only one model out there that will automatically thru the use of relays adjust the capacitance thus optimizing the efficiency thru the house. This devise is also available for commercial applications.

I have copies of a test home's ac bills that show a 53% reduction in energy consumption with this unit on his home. I can email those if you like.

This unit is not cheap, but it is NOT a gimmick either. You will be hearing a lot more about this product in the near future. it is called POWER-CEO. This stands for Power Computerized energy optimizer. I will be happy to share about this if you like
dswartzinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 11-10-2009, 06:58 PM   #49
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10

you sound angry... and i agree that most of the crap out there is crap. however, underwriters laboratory and energy star do not certify crap. (by the way... it is NOT illegal to initiate capacitance on the box side of the meter)
powerceo is certified ... I have seen the in and out readings while hooked up and I can testify that this is not CRAP.

Good Day.
dswartzinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2009, 07:04 PM   #50
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Boston, MA
Posts: 17,248
Rewards Points: 2,000

I'm not sure who you are talking to as this thread is 2 years old

Scuba_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2009, 07:06 PM   #51
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10

big jimmy
dswartzinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2010, 05:17 PM   #52
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10

The "Power Save 1200" sells for $300.00. Without satisfactory results return it within 60 days for a full refund. I've read the return policy. Full refund does not include your shipping or theirs. There is also a 25% restocking charge for returned working products. My guess is you could recover $200.00. Not quite a full refund. Has anyone installed this product and not seen a savings? Has anyone returned it?
NY Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2010, 06:42 PM   #53
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 40
Rewards Points: 25

Yes this is 2 yrs old topic.
I installed 2 of these. Each gets plugged to an outlet that's connected to one side of the panel bus. Since it plugs in,-- I tested by plugging it into a digital power readout, which I then connected various household motorized appliances.

The Results--No difference in power consumption, nada, zilch, zippo.
capt2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
power line noise sciguy125 Electrical 5 12-02-2007 01:39 PM
safe way to add extension to power cord sil Electrical 7 10-18-2007 09:58 PM
Problem W/ Power after Switching Outlets... G19-Fanatic Electrical 17 08-28-2006 01:55 PM
Partial power on same fuse! joyjam Electrical 5 07-10-2005 10:23 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts