Is RealWatt a Scam? Real Watt Energy Saving Device Review

RealWatt or Real Watt is another energy-saving device scam. I am a professional electrician and have worked in the field for many years, even had an electrical contractor's license. I spent my greatest number of years in the field working as an electrical technician and troubleshooter and I can tell you that everything in a building, be it a house or otherwise, requires so much power and you get billed for the amount of power you consume, not for capacity, current or anything else.

Is RealWatt a Scam? Real Watt Energy Saving Device Review

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There is a power equation and you can manipulate any part of the equation but on the other side of that equation, you will have total power needed or consumed and that will not change, unless you want things not to work or wear out sooner than they were designed to.

I can get a 120V light bulb to work for at least a short while, but if the voltage is too much, the thing will burn out. I can play around with the current but things will either not work or stop working soon.

There is really only one way for anyone to save on electricity and that is not to use it, period. If anyone really wants to save on electricity, then use only one or just a few solar panels to create your own electricity. Solar panel systems can be custom-designed to serve the needs of just one or a few circuits but one does not need to spend $20,000 for an entire house system. A product like RealWatt is not going to get you anywhere.

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May 6, 2023 at 9:09 AM by
Is RealWatt a Scam? Real Watt Energy Saving Device Review
an anonymous user from: Leavenworth, Washington, United States

Power factor correction can improve efficiency.


April 9, 2023 at 9:06 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

As PT Barnum said, "THERE'S ONE BORN EVERYDAY".. Snake oil is snake oil is snake oil.. The ONLY way to reduce your bill is to cutback on USING power, or get solar panels, and they aren't free either.. Even if this THING had a chance to work it would have to be plugged into the main feeder going into your breaker panel and be able to handle the ENTIRE load of your house going through it without burning up.. Plugging something into your WALL RECEPTACLE DOES NOTHING.. LOL..LOL..LOL..


February 28, 2023 at 1:31 PM by
Is RealWatt a Scam? Real Watt Energy Saving Device Review
an anonymous user from: Dunnellon, Florida, United States

Power companies send in more than we use. If Real Watt does not save you money 100% no question money back guarantee


February 28, 2023 at 6:20 PM by
Is RealWatt a Scam? Real Watt Energy Saving Device Review
an anonymous user from: Camden, New Jersey, United States

Electric companies don’t send any electric into your house it’s used on demand. Which is demand from your appliances and lights in your house. And that’s 100% guaranteed without spending any money.


February 25, 2023 at 2:41 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Boulder Creek, California, United States

I completely agree with the Redmond, Washington commenter. Devices consume energy based on what they need, and not “what the electric company feeds”, as falsely claimed in the original story of RealWatt.


February 25, 2023 at 12:11 PM by
Is RealWatt a Scam? Real Watt Energy Saving Device Review
an anonymous user from: Redmond, Washington, United States

According to their website "RealWatt uses a breakthrough magnetic filter to remove carbon from the electrical circuit". Hmmm... Where does the carbon come from since electricity is transmitted through copper and aluminum wiring? What does this miracle device do with the carbon? Does it deposit coal dust under your outlet? Further inspection of their website shows a claim that the device "provides a stable output that is free from costly sine wave noise, voltage bleeding and current imbalances". Never heard of voltage bleeding in my 45 years as a power engineer and the balance of current on the two phases of your house changes continually as you turn on and off single phase loads like outlets, lights, kitchen appliances, etc. This whole thing is a pile of rubbish, including the story about how the 18 year old inventer went to Harvard on a scholarship in order to become an electrician like his dad. There's a sucker born every minute...


February 13, 2023 at 7:38 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

I cannot speak to the operation of the device, but I can say that this description of power use doesn’t take into account power surge/ramp up load that draws more energy into your home, including energy loss within the cabling. In fact, this is why we use surge protection on our sensitive electronics. While this is minuscule if it happens once, if the service is programmed for a frequency of interruption (this can be a fraction of a second not seen as power loss by your devices and appliances), that added power loss can build up. I don’t claim to know if power companies do this, but I wouldn’t be shocked if they did. If so, and if this device actually manages to counteract that, then it would be authentic and effective device.


February 23, 2023 at 2:15 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Copperopolis, California, United States

What you are describing isn't power loss. A surge is when extra power comes into the home. Power companies do their best to keep surges at a minimum. Power surges can damage equipment. They don't want to have to pay for equipment damaged by their power surges. The electrical meter still measures the power coming in, even with a power surge.

As an electronic technician with the Air Force for twenty one years, I can tell you that anything that you plug into your house's outlets is not going to magically lower your electric bill or your usage. There are power strips that will automatically disconnect some of your electric devices to save on power usage. They have an always on outlet for your DVR, a control outlet for your TV, and switched outlets for your stereo and powered speakers. The outlet senses when the TV is turned off, and shutdown the switched outlets. At that time, your stereo and powered speakers are no longer drawing power.®-7-Outlet-Multi-Sensing-Advanced-Power-Strip/I-TKSMLTSNS-01-XXXX-XXXX-V2.html


February 25, 2023 at 12:20 PM by
Is RealWatt a Scam? Real Watt Energy Saving Device Review
an anonymous user from: Redmond, Washington, United States

You hit the nail on the head. A careful review of this website shows invented terms like "voltage bleeding" (can't find this on the internet) and talks about removing carbon from the electricity coming into the house. I guess that if you burn coal on one end of the copper wires it must come out the other end, right? No wonder my carpeting is black all of the time...


March 29, 2023 at 7:36 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

You guys have an interesting point. I am having excessive power surges currently that knock out my surge protector at least once a day. 3 different electricians and the power company have found no issues. Although when the power company came out to check it out, the surges mysteriously slowed down. I’m a single person living in a 1000sq ft home and my electric bill is $300/mo. Not saying you guys aren’t qualified to make these claims. Just saying that what you guys are saying directly contradicts my current situation. The way the 2nd and 3rd electricians explained it, we do actually have excess electricity that leaves out after electricity feeds through the circuit and goes into a ground wire that goes back to the electric grid to be resold by the electric companies. Unless you can help me out with some suggestions or clarification on this, I’m gonna trust the kid.


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