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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.

HoJo Motor or Johnson Motor - Scam Review

The "HoJo Motor or Howard Johnson Motor" scam is a derivative of the original "Magniwork Perpetual Motion" scam. The principle behind the scam is the idea that magnets can be used as a perpetual motion system to generate electricity. We hope that the idea you can get energy for FREE, the outlandish claims of 25% to 50% saving, and the recognizable marketing format used by these scam artists will have been enough to alert you.

Energy UK - Prepaid Electricity - Scam Review

Around 85,000 prepayment meter customers have had to fork out for the same electricity twice after being sold illegal electricity credit by doorstep fraudsters as part of a widespread scam. The criminals knock on doors and offer customers who pay for their electricity in advance £50 of electricity credit for just £25. Once the customer accepts the offer, which most assume to be a special discount, the salesman uses a cloned key or card to top up their meter.