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Power Saver Scam EXPOSED!

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Hi, and happy new year! Hehe *Reps god-tier merch* A lot of people ask me to check these “power saver” devices that are supposed to save you tons of money by reducing power usage at home. What these things claim to do is a power factor correction when plugged in, and if you search about them, you’ll see tons of videos talking about what a piece of garbage these are! But WAIT until you hear my opinion about it! That is, if YouTube is not blocked in your country. That’s why this video is sponsored by ExpressVPN! Not only it greatly secures your internet experience against all sorts of threats [they’re in the air it seems] It allows you to access websites and contents that are blocked in your country. Actually, I traveled to China back in March, 2018, and I was cut off from my YouTube and social media. Coincidentally, I installed ExpressVPN on my phone and laptop, turned it on, and BAM! I LOOPED around the filters imposed by the government of people! *Russian national anthem plays* *Russian anthem stops* BUT WAIT! Follow this link; get three months free on a one-year package for less than seven dollars a month, and afterwards, if you still feel like letting your identity get stolen. Anyway, I bought my own “power saver” from Amazon. This one says, “INTELLIGENT ENERGY SAVER; THE RESULT IS THE BEST.” So there must be some smarts in it. Let’s cut it open! *Slow, intense, appropriate, piano music plays* *Music stops* Well, there is an LED and some resistors in here to indicate that you have plugged it in, in case you’re deaf and can’t see that you have plugged this GIANT brick into the wall. [I CAN’T HEAR IT’S TOO DARK IN HERE] And then, there is this potted, black box that…I suppose the brains are in here. Let’s cut it open! *Cue same montage piano music from before* *Music stops* THE F*CK?! This black box is a single component, a high voltage capacitor, with a value of around 2.1 Microfarad There is no “brain” in this sh*t! They lied! All of them lied! Those f*cking son of a… *Cutting himself off, sighing* Okay, wait. So, this is the same garbage as all of them. Just a capacitor placed directly on the power lines. But, capacitors are, in fact, used to improve power factor. See, as I explained before, there are two types of AC power. One of them is ‘real’ or ‘active’ power, where the load comsumes the power and does the work, and the voltage and current are in phase. It is like walking: the force you apply that moves you forward does the work for you. The other type is reactive power that is due to capacitive or inductive loads and doesn’t do any work at home because the net ‘active’ power draw by these components is zero. And depending on if the load is more inductive or capacitive The current lags or leads the voltage by 90 degrees Like when you walk, you have to lift your leg and body up and down. That force doesn’t move you forward but results in inefficiency and waste of power at the source. And the combination of active and reactive power is called “apparent power”. And the power factor is just the active power divided by apparent power. We want the power factor to be 1, so that all the power transmitted is used. The downside of the reactive power is that although it doesn’t do any work, it results in current flow through the power line, increasing the power losses. It is significantly higher in factories and industries that use tons of AC motors and transformers That’s why most reactive loads are inductive with current lagging behind the voltage. And we know that in capacitors the current is leading the voltage So if we add a capacitor parallel to the inductive load With the peak current equal to the inductor current 180 degree out of phase They add up and cancel each other Power factor fixed! For example, most fans with AC motors don’t have a capacitor in them to correct the power factor It is drawing 0.7 Amps and i have a 10 microfarad capacitor Watch the current carefully as i connect the capac- *OOF* F*CK! *Oh Mehdi* The capacitors used on powerline are rated for high voltage and are not polarized Anyway at home the reactive power is not doing anything for me I shouldn’t have to pay for it In fact, lemme check with BC Hydro or local power supplier *CALL WAITING MUSIC* *trying to be sexy voice* Uh i have a question about my Power factor *Female voice over the phone*: Cutting out i can’t hear you hello? Depending on the power factor you charge differently Is that for business customers only?

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100 thoughts on “Power Saver Scam EXPOSED!”

  1. Daryl Skinner says:

    THIS GUY IS BLOODY FUNNY 😂

  2. Flynn Jones says:

    Half a percent you say? So if I get 201 power savers and live somewhere that I pay for apparent then they pay me?

  3. Cesar Moreno Montoya says:

    I love your ads!! But I’m paying for no ads lol jk jk love your show

  4. 2DX DistorteD MaXX says:

    1:45

  5. Cheatcode Gaming says:

    3:34 nice

  6. Jani Pestana says:

    I have only a slight idea of what half of the stuff you talk about really is, but I like to hear and see you talk about it.

  7. Bino Roy says:

    Thank you for discovering & examine this product. Keep rocking 👍

  8. akshin says:

    His sense of humour is better than most comedians

  9. anil gadiyar says:

    hit like & be safe from hackers and hookers 😛

  10. Manos Fuzzman says:

    How the fuck you stay alive???

  11. Gergo Erdelyi-Bonto says:

    6:59 waiting for giant sparks…..

  12. Joshua Wellins says:

    LOL

  13. Fran Williams says:

    Best laugh of my day!

  14. connectingwings says:

    If you use a VPN in China, you're possible risking your freedom (could be send to labor camps)

  15. Metehan Akinci says:

    İ love your videos i living in Turkey please sah hello to me

  16. pino de vogel says:

    Here we by law shouldnt pay for it but since the arival of smart meters for power companys get away with chanrging for it anyway. I luckaly have a old ferarris meter that will stay till its broken!

  17. Republika Dugave says:

    So how would i know about express vpn if your video is blocked in my country 🤔

  18. Koral Mae says:

    This video is EVERYTHING. It's nice to see someone on YouTube who has a basic understanding of electricity! Scammers beware.

  19. Jopu 700 says:

    I Love this guy!

  20. Scrubscribe to PewDiePie says:

    soviet anthem plays
    flag of turkey

  21. ioan cheres says:

    How to die is Easy

  22. Paul Urbano says:

    electroboo. is something hehehehe this guy us pretty smart on electronics

  23. FRIENDLY JAPANESE BUSINESSMAN says:

    That fuse cabinet doesn't look very safe

  24. Napoleon Sjö says:

    Only 120 volts in sweden we have 230 volts and 10 amps in our wallsockrts

  25. The Insomniac Scientist says:

    Talks about Communist Chinese….
    Has Gif of Turkish Flag…
    With Soviet Anthem playing..

    Edit 1: Shoot, I scrolled down and saw just how many people have commented this already…

  26. Jaskanwar Randhawa says:

    BChydro for the win LOL

  27. TrainSpotterSGM says:

    Dude i want him to be my teacher

  28. Soitisisit says:

    ElectroBOOM: "secure your connection against all kinds of threats" – makes handsign of flying crocodiles.
    Me: Damn, that's some next level protection.

  29. ALJIN says:

    Sparks and booms are real… And i love it.😎
    The most genuine in youtube….. Electroboom..

  30. jaysam bendita says:

    hahaha shock him self

  31. Sushrut Bhattacharya says:

    That thing scared the hell outta me when I saw the capacitor getting burst…I used to play with electricity in my childhood & got shocks unlimited times but I still used to enjoy…You reminded me of my childhood… 😀

    But now when I'm 40, I get worried seeing these stuffs… 😛

    I got an email today from a site regarding this device that came into my Gmail spam (gmail too knows that these are craps lol) so i tried to search about these on Google & your video came out at the top…These suckers claim that these devices will reduce your power bill to almost 50% every month LMAO…

  32. Chip Douglas says:

    She said spell apparent . I’m dead

  33. Bob Stevenson says:

    The only scam I see here is the american power monopoly

  34. Elijah Hansen says:

    I like how you have two eyebrows now. Also please keep zapping yourself from mains power outlets. You must be bullet proof man!

  35. Gyabaa Felix says:

    How is this guy still alive

  36. nino araza says:

    kapal ng muka mo.

  37. Arty Erty says:

    How are you not dead by now?

  38. kilgarragh says:

    oh no, i need a novelty shocker

  39. ᏴᎬᏞᏆᎬᏙᎬᎡ says:

    Deaf? Do you mean blind?

  40. Yash Bhan Singh says:

    5:54

  41. Bob1934 says:

    Great video. Was doing some research on Power Savers after a friend claimed his girlfriends uncle saved 50% on power. Yours was by far the best video and information on the subject.

  42. Biggerrr Egg says:

    Why a Turkish Flag to represent communism. Turkey or the land it sits on was never socialist or communist.

  43. f3L1X says:

    NordVPN is better. And cheaper.

  44. civicturbo2009 says:

    I researched years ago the KVAR power unit that supposedly saved a person money and after a lot of digging found this same data
    1. it's a scam
    2. we don't pay for low PF as residential customers
    3. caps used to correct power factor need to be sized to the load and placed between the load and it's controller NOT on an always on circuit as he demonstrated here, they steal power when the inductive load is off.

  45. K says:

    This guy belongs to the Adam's family.

  46. Mr.Think Lap says:

    0:51 playing soviet anthem but showing turkey flag.

    Illusion 100%

  47. Sergiusz Olszewski says:

    Actually this could be a fun party game – you get shocked with a random voltage of 0 – 325 V (0 – 170 V in the US).Like a Russian Roulette, but you don't die.

  48. Neirin Greer says:

    I didn’t expect to see an actual explosion, just because his channel is named ElectroBOOM, but it happened anyways! 🤣🤣🤣

  49. a6doff says:

    i buyed one and it orks

  50. Wolf ! says:

    By the chinense government put Turkey flag and soviet anthem

  51. beans beans says:

    He speaks English, looks Indian, sounds Russian, but always makes me laugh at 3am and my mom wakes up and I get grounded

  52. beans beans says:

    If only school videos were like this.. educational but funny

    Edit: I changed the by to but

  53. New Media Mass 3 Digital Solar says:

    9:20 aaaaawwwww😂😂😂😂😂😂

  54. opoiuuu says:

    3:44 nice

  55. Ary de Oliveira says:

    you are very smart, nice video

  56. Hasyidan Paramananda says:

    How about this ?
    https://barneslais.com/lp-listrik-cod/?fbclid=IwAR27o079O6NJwK2_JlOWtohuWdJ30iQEUmIK6Wpj4HsAOTxTdA2Ipc7g5Gc

  57. Jēkabs Š says:

    I baugt it just to shock my frends

  58. Gio Fergom says:

    Beware of hackers and hookers. Use vpn now

  59. Just Tube24 says:

    Caution: dont toch-hight voltage, especially with bare hand.

    ElectroBoom: hold my plier

  60. DJ. Grand Theft Audio says:

    Oh no my parents bought a load of these at 50 euros each and gave them out to all of the family for them to use in their homes.

  61. Isaiah Higgins says:

    How to protect yourself if you're about to probe high voltage = Stick out your tongue

  62. Justin Blalock says:

    0:42 He was cut off from his youtube and social mehdi-a

  63. Kj16V says:

    Well this is embarrassing, I'm an engineer and I've never heard of apparent power…

  64. Kishor Sonawane says:

    Mahdi : Gets many parts from the microwave

    Also Mahdi : Microwave is a piece of junk

  65. Andy Pieters says:

    Mehdi really needs an anger control course, but then again without all the swearing he wouldn't be the lovable fool that he is now, would he

  66. parsa sadat says:

    That “eee” 🤣🤣 5:53
    Very Iranian 👍 very Iranian

  67. khan britto says:

    i am an electrical engineer. and i agree with everything you said.

  68. Manjunath UK says:

    Even I don’t understand a thing, it’s very entertaining

  69. cebo vezi says:

    ElectroBoom – Microwave is an inefficient piece of junk.
    Me- maybe it's tired of you ripping it apart and putting back together over and over again. Machines have feelings! xD

  70. prateek kamble says:

    0:43 ,“coincidence, I don’t think so”

  71. No use for lazy people None. says:

    Love this guy, good for you, exposing the fakes who rid off everyone

  72. Iron Smoke says:

    Suicide Caught on Camera 6:49

  73. puppy bro says:

    you should learn what a short circuit is. really. no hate, i actually really like your videos

  74. Boi says:

    3:47 beware headphone users

  75. ahmar khalil says:

    Hahahaha

  76. Ari D says:

    Too funny!!!

  77. Rakib Uddin says:

    Make sure to check this video while YouTube is banned in your country

  78. Mike2014 says:

    This guy is one of the smartest people on the internet. I love this guy! He's also a bit crazy…LOL

  79. Youssef Bari says:

    dude your either purely Genius or a real nutcase either way iv always seen product advertising comin from miles away ur the first one to catch me off guard lol thumbs up man iv been watchin your shit all day long made my day ! please keep it up

  80. 50ml 50ml says:

    dude…you need more safety precaution (- _ -iiii)

  81. Ahmetcan Aksu says:

    0:51 You just lost an follower. Im not unsubscribed but :/

  82. Viki Ai says:

    Living in China in the early 2000's, I had to VPN to get to the USB association web site (presumably because USB is one letter off USA !!)

  83. Tiberiu Imbrisca says:

    Really you are in china, with Turkey flag And Russian anthem…..

  84. Shehan Kavinda says:

    I suggest who learn electronic in school better follow this channel,😀😀😀,reading theory in class is useless

  85. efeder asi says:

    Why was there a flag of turkey?

  86. WireTamer says:

    Thank you… you just renewed my faith in humanity… and gloves.

  87. SpyProductions says:

    How does the power meter know what is reactive/active power?

  88. Adam Sjolander says:

    Couldn't stop replaying that one clip
    3:46
    3:46
    3:46

  89. Gornite [Official Game] says:

    Hi, Mehdi =)

  90. Russel Grant Mojana says:

    i wonder why you still alive 😂. you're funny.

  91. CnPx says:

    The US breaker switches look crazy. The UK just has a box with loads of switches. No live wires or anything exposed. Same with the meter.

  92. LAST HOPE PREPARATION says:

    u will surely die soon

  93. DarkDogex says:

    Are you from Iran. Because, I am.

  94. Diablo Rises says:

    You are honestly an under recognized youtuber.

  95. Peter B says:

    He gets the mains extension out and a desk fan, he has electronic components in his hand…what could possibly go wrong? Some how we all know the answer to that!

  96. Sushant Bhargav says:

    You should teach university courses.

  97. logan123tr is here says:

    im turkish

  98. Tomás Costa says:

    Does anyone know the music that olays during the expressvpn bit?

  99. Jesse Desjardins says:

    When you attached the lead to the big black wire coming to the house, the reason it made no difference could be because you needed to attach the lead to the red wire, because of the way the panels are made. Either way, I agree that the power saver wouldn't make a difference.

  100. Nicholas Winter says:

    Hello I love your videos! What do you do exactly? You are obviously have electrical genius but, what education do you have,

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