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    hylander Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 14, 2010, 09:07 PM
    What about this power saving technology with capasitors that pick up power surg
    This is a power saving device that colects power spikes and will store the power in capacitors. Thies advanced capactors store the power until there is a new power load like turning on your welder. Or air conditioner ? (this has nothing to do with your computer).
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    Feb 15, 2010, 02:08 AM
    Can you provide a link to this product? Just based on your description, I call B.S.

    Capacitors store charge or energy, not power. Power can be derived as they are discharged. I'm also thinking that since most voltage/current spikes are of such short duration, that there just aren't enough of them to buildup enough energy to power anything, particularly a high current device such as a welder. The capacitors would also be huge.
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    Feb 15, 2010, 06:23 AM

    SCAM. These things are ALL scams!

    Do NOT believe any of the hype about them, no matter how convincing.

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