Inside An Energy Efficiency Scam -- Capacitors Don'T Save Energy

 
Published on July 7, 2016
Channel: Design World
Source: Youtube

You can find "energy saving" devices on the market that are little more than a capacitor that is wired across the ac lines. In this demonstration shot at Eaton Corp.'s Power Systems Experience Center, Dan Carnovale explains how measurements made with these devices installed can give misleading readings that imply energy savings where none really exist. Most often, unsuspecting victims get fooled by looking at read-outs of watts instead of a read-out of volt-amps.