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The Zap Box - Product Review

The "Residential Zap Box" makes 5 claims on it's web page. The good news is that three of them, in our opinion, are reasonable... The idea of "wasted" electricity being saved is based on a misunderstanding of what power factor really is. There are no residential tariffs that include a power factor penalty, and altering power factor does not lower (re demand charges) the calculation of demand in Kw!

The Power Qube - Scam Review

The conversation concentrated on three aspects of product. One: Manufacture standards and UL certification (I noticed the wording on the web site said "related standards) I wanted to know exactly what this meant. Two: The technical capabilities of the unit, in particular could it correct power factor correction when plugged in to a residential 30A circuit. Three: Assuming that the unit will adjust power factor, would this result in a reduced electrical bill to YOU.