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LouisF:
Saw the story of this wonderful gadget on a news feed on my phone, smelled snake oil, browsed the web. Look what I found. No surprise once you read their blurp. There are several links to sites where the scam was described.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSZM_e5vveI&ab_channel=ABCNews%28Australia%29
https://reductionrevolution.com.au/blogs/news-reviews/power-saving-scams
https://www.quora.com/Is-Voltbox-a-scam-or-is-it-legit-What-is-your-review
and so on and so forth...

Sorry if this is not the right forum for this.

chrisc:
It will work, but you’d be lucky to see a 1% decrease

The concept has been around for ages, in fact in an early Wireless World magazine there was a circuit consisting of chokes in series/parallel that would ostensibly cause an induction motor to become more efficient, thereby use less electricity for the same power output

The advert reminded me of a cellphone charger being sold for R10 at a Chinese shop.  Inside there was a 220k resistor, nothing more.  What might you expect for R10?  At least the price was realistic

The Voltbox is an outright con.  I have already had enquiries from 3 friends about this and told them not to bother

DACMan1:

--- Quote from: chrisc on July 12, 2021, 09:28:05 PM ---It will work, but you’d be lucky to see a 1% decrease

--- End quote ---

Not necessarily...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA5G7kR_xa8

chrisc:
But....    My history teacher friend says the South African version is better since it has a longer earth pin.  He went and bought 4 of these, at R700 a pop

DACMan1:

--- Quote from: chrisc on July 13, 2021, 10:59:06 AM ---But....    My history teacher friend says the South African version is better since it has a longer earth pin.  He went and bought 4 of these, at R700 a pop

--- End quote ---

Well, he might learn something once this becomes history.

(A longer earth pin only counts if it is long enough to go into the earth  :tongue: )

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