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Title: Voltex - Device That Cuts Your Power Bill By Up To 90%
Post by: Steve Wayne on March 23, 2021, 07:40:16 pm
This snake-oil should make for a good debunk video...

https://getvoltex.com/article4?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5YnMs5PH7wIVBUvVCh1vEwBxEAEYASAAEgKTi_D_BwE

 :-DD



Title: Re: Voltex - Device That Cuts Your Power Bill By Up To 90%
Post by: schmitt trigger on March 23, 2021, 08:21:15 pm
This sentence summarizes the bullsh!t:

What is This Device?
It's called Voltex and its tech was originally created by no other than the legendary Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist, Nikola Tesla.”

I mean, poor Nikola Tesla. He died penniless yet scammers nowadays profit all the time with his name.
Title: Re: Voltex - Device That Cuts Your Power Bill By Up To 90%
Post by: MrMobodies on March 23, 2021, 08:59:35 pm
I saw something similar that Bigclive tore down with that green light plastic thing on the front.

(https://i.imgur.com/PSzzY7I.jpg)

Worst fake "power saver" plug yet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA5G7kR_xa8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA5G7kR_xa8)

Also the pictures look fake:

Voltex:
(https://i.imgur.com/b9YmxlF.jpg)

Miraclewatt:
(https://i.imgur.com/WK7EZnn.jpg)

Voltex:
(https://i.imgur.com/RJwlpmU.jpg)

InstaWatt:
(https://i.imgur.com/X8JT4VA.jpg)


Title: Re: Voltex - Device That Cuts Your Power Bill By Up To 90%
Post by: MrMobodies on March 23, 2021, 09:45:54 pm
Definately FAKE.

Check out the country flags and the locations by using a proxy server in other countries and compare.

(https://i.imgur.com/YRfQ2vR.jpg)
Title: Re: Voltex - Device That Cuts Your Power Bill By Up To 90%
Post by: Cyberdragon on March 24, 2021, 04:44:19 am
Yet another capacitor box.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fdAzoxioFAk

Why do they even bother putting capacitors in there when it's an obvious scam anyway?
Title: Re: Voltex - Device That Cuts Your Power Bill By Up To 90%
Post by: bob91343 on March 24, 2021, 06:31:53 am
I suspect its a stall.  Someone will take the unit apart and if it's empty there will be no doubt.  But a capacitor indeed can raise power factor so they have something to tout.

What they don't say is that the energy is what gets billed.  If the power factor is too low, the power company will complain to the user and, if not corrected, the rate goes up.  This, only for big users, not individual homes.
Title: Re: Voltex - Device That Cuts Your Power Bill By Up To 90%
Post by: schmitt trigger on March 27, 2021, 05:46:43 pm
Love the accent of this “diode gone wild” guy.

And the smart ass comment that the cat makes.
Title: Re: Voltex - Device That Cuts Your Power Bill By Up To 90%
Post by: Syntax Error on March 28, 2021, 04:55:38 pm
This version seen on ebay is sold as a "Home Use Save Electricity Power Energy Saver Device (UK Plug)". I have no idea how this works as it plugs into the ring but the worrying part is the "useful load" of 28KW - or +110 amps. In Chinglish they state, "Products with resistance to convex wave, convex against current wave, protection of electrical appliances." At least the FCC and CE logos will provide assurance to anyone doing a PAT test on this thing. I think it's just a surge arrestor that saves electricity by blowing up the RCD. Frequently.
Title: Re: Voltex - Device That Cuts Your Power Bill By Up To 90%
Post by: amyk on March 28, 2021, 09:03:36 pm
It's just a capacitor across the mains, with some other negligible components. If they were trying to be technically accurate, "useful load" would indicate the size of the capacitor and how much reactive load it will compensate for, but in reality they probably just made up a random number.
Title: Re: Voltex - Device That Cuts Your Power Bill By Up To 90%
Post by: 3roomlab on April 12, 2021, 08:08:45 am
it is openly advertised on youtube
the business must be really bad at google now
in fact, this pandemic, google has put thru many scam advertisements not just this one