What? Some industry operators claim that "power-saving appliance" are installed in their homes, which can save half of the electricity bill every month.
In fact, most electric appliances in the "power-saving appliance" are just capacitors, which can improve the invalid power. However, in general household electric meters (watt-hour meters), only when the effective power current passes through the meter disc will rotate (charge), and the invalid power current does not make the meter disc rotate (not charge), so for ordinary household users, it is said that the installation of "power-saving appliance" will not save electricity bills
BUT !!! If an unscrupulous business person installs a "power-saving appliance," but "hands on the meter," causing the meter to be abnormal, it will become a theft of electricity. Be careful!
So what's real?
Do not turn on the appliance when not in use ~ it will save power!
Use level 1 appliances with energy-saving label or energy-saving efficiency mark~ it will save power!
(1) The so-called "provincial appliances" are sold in the market, and some operators advertise that they are "approved by Taiwan Electric Power Company" and "legal use by electric power company business offices", which has caused confusion and mislead consumers' perceptions. There are also some product advertisements boasting that they can save a lot of electricity costs, and the test report numbers and patents of units such as the Standards Inspection Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Intellectual Property Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan Large Electric Power Research and Test Center, Taiwan Inspection Technology Co., Ltd. The certificate number has also confused many consumers.
(2) Taipower is not a commodity inspection agency, and therefore has no right to certify and approve any brand of "Provincial Electric"; in addition, the company has verified the results of the above-mentioned units with the test reports and patent certificate numbers listed in the advertisements of user complaints, which indicates that all The scope of the test or patent protection is only the insulation voltage, insulation resistance test or shape and appearance patent application, which are not related to the power saving function, or even have no power saving effect.
(3) In the press release of the Fair Trade Commission of the Executive Yuan on 93.12.10 and on its Internet website (http://www.ftc.gov.tw), it solemnly appealed to Internet operators not to publish and sell "Provincial Electric" products, The Fair Fair said that people have recently received reports from the public that "save appliances" are sold on auction sites, and that ordinary household users can also save electricity, suspecting to deceive consumers. Regarding the “Provincial Electric” product advertisements claiming to have a power saving effect, the Fair will consult relevant professional agencies when handling similar cases, and these professional agencies have stated that the so-called “Provincial Electrical” are mostly only general capacitors or transformers. , Which involves exaggerating the power saving effect, the fair will and will punish the false advertising industry. Therefore, in order to protect the rights and interests of consumers, the fair will appeal to the public not to be deceived, and ask online shopping platform operators to refrain from publishing advertisements for the sale or auction of "provincial appliances" to avoid being involved in law.