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canuk
Re: KVAR units

Sounds like a good time .... instead I'm going to chase a little white ball and hunt for it among the fallen leaves.

Btw .... it cost me $0.004 in electricity to make my pot of coffee this morning.

djohns
Re: KVAR units

I'm surprised " they " are not out in front of your house with pitchforks and torches . Such a waste of resources ...

canuk
Re: KVAR units

For chasing a little white ball :confused:

goldhiller
Re: KVAR units

I just have the wife peddle a bicycle generator for the kitchen appliances and the puter. Saves on the gym membership and the gas to drive down there. Plus... it keeps her in shape all winter, so come spring... she can pull the plow thru the garden plot.

We be a really "green" household. :D

djohns
Re: KVAR units
canuk wrote:

For chasing a little white ball :confused:

No , no , no . For using electricity for something as selfish
as your coffee . Geeez . What were you thinking ? :rolleyes:

kentvw
Re: KVAR units
goldhiller wrote:

I just have the wife peddle a bicycle generator for the kitchen appliances and the puter. Saves on the gym membership and the gas to drive down there. Plus... it keeps her in shape all winter, so come spring... she can pull the plow thru the garden plot.

We be a really "green" household. :D

Hummmmmmmmmmm,

Ever consider renting her out? Extra income and all.......:D

Just kidding people, just kidding!

canuk
Re: KVAR units
djohns wrote:

No , no , no . For using electricity for something as selfish
as your coffee . Geeez . What were you thinking ? :rolleyes:

Geez ... hang my head in shame .... you're right how selfish of me ..... dang .... I should have jumped into the vehicle to the favorite drive through waiting in line while the engine idles .... I could have saved all that electricity.

BigWalt
Re: KVAR units

back to topic...

I have few questions about KVAR unit.

They "claim" it will reduce kilowatt energy...blah..blah..
Am I correct?

Do the appliances slow down?

Reducing energy does means something is slowing down or turned off...right or wrong...?

anybody read this below...

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/wiring/msg0821554329789.html

canuk
Re: KVAR units

No

No

No

The concept is to bring the power factor as close to the value of 1 .... where the typical power factor in the average home is 0.75 in things like motors.

It doesn't have any effect on things like incandescant lights , your stove , electric water heater , TV , stereo , etc.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: KVAR units
canuk wrote:

Sounds like a good time .... instead I'm going to chase a little white ball and hunt for it among the fallen leaves.

Btw .... it cost me $0.004 in electricity to make my pot of coffee this morning.

Probably have the pot wired wrong.
Jack

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