Power saver ?


MAGNeT

Well-Known Member
Adept
There are lot of products going on for sale for ard 2k buks suggesting they help in saving electricity upto 30%.....are they usefull or jus some fooling on going??
 

bottle

Caffeine Addict
Staff member
its probably snake oil. i saw one at a local fair here saying how it cleans up the waves bla bla but i doubt how good it is
 

simplythebest

New Member
Disciple
Sounds like snake oil to me...
Ask them for details on how it works...

The only similar thing i have heard of is a "power factor corrector: or something similar. AFAIK it uses capicitors to even out you power draw, which in turn reduces your Maximum Demand charges (reduces spikes).

But I think MD charges are levied only for indusry.

Only Energy charge is levied for home consumers. That could be different in other states.

Even for industry, MD charge is about 10-15% of the full tariff. And you can probably save around 10% of MD charges with a PF corrector.... So only around 1.5% of the total monthly bill.
 

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