MEA proves its case against fake electricity-saving equipment
published : 9 Sep 2019 at 19:56
The Research and Development Department of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) has tested devices claimed to save electricity using modern technology.
A video clip shows electrical power being measured by means of opening a fluorescent bulb connected to the test kit. The total amount of electricity consumed is approximately 26 watts.
Subsequently, the device is plugged in with the test kit plug. The electrical power consumed climbs to 27 watts, meaning that this device, besides not being able to save electricity, actually results in increased electricity usage.
When the device is further inspected, it is found that all there is inside is a capacitor placed in a fan next to commonly used electrical equipment along with a circuit board to operate the light displayed by the device.
It can therefore be concluded that this device is not capable of saving electricity. The MEA therefore warns the public not to be deceived and become a victim of the scam. The fraudulent equipment that does not actually save electricity may in fact trigger accidents in the electrical system or affect the electricity distribution system, deemed a legal offense.
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