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May the Force be with you…

“FORCE’s EMF-7 compound provides mains with a stable molecular structure. Each threephase system is divided into four modules R,S,T,N. The weak electric current generated by EMF-7 (0,06-0,09 mA) extends the FORCE system lifespan by 30-100 years.” [The Force Efficiency System]

Thanks to reader John B. for flagging this for our attention. It has us rather scratching our heads.

Can anyone guess what the magic substance within this device might be? John has very forthright views on what the substance is…

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9 Comments

  1. Fabio Barone
    April 22, 2010 04:39

    Just looked at the website. They are making extravagant claims, eg: “FORCE reduces harmonics by 20-30%. Reducing harmonics permits obtaining a 1-5% of active energy saving.”
    The boxes these things are in are small, and the standing power is about 20mW (230V x 0.09mA). The only plausible explanation I can possibly think of is that these “force” devices are simply MOVs which clamp voltage spikes, and that perhaps **some** types of electricity meters are very sensitive to these spikes, to the point where they read more power consumption than actual when subjected to spikes. So, clean up the spikes, the meters read more accurately – hey presto, power saving..! I know, I’m drawing a long bow here, but its the only thing I can think of…

  2. Bernard Green
    April 21, 2010 12:30

    The effective material is Ignoranium that has been highly purified to be 100% oxygen free.

  3. Gordon Hill
    April 21, 2010 12:14

    Looking at the developer’s website, they seem to have invented a new electrical phenomenon called “Haronics”.
    Either this is pure **** or maybe its harmonics?. If the company is so careless about definitions in its technical literature it does not say very much about the product.

  4. Dave R
    April 21, 2010 12:04

    Was this in an audiophile journal?

  5. Philip N
    April 21, 2010 11:56

    “provides mains with a stable molecular structure”
    The thought of those molecules (even untreated unstable ones) coming down ordinary copper wires, through transformers and so-on indicates a truly disruptive technology. How do they stop them spraying out of the sockets all over the carpet?
    I hope they have patented it – I can’t see the patent office refusing something so obviously novel.

  6. Chris Muriel
    April 21, 2010 11:34

    Clearly it is snake oil.

  7. April 21, 2010 11:14

    Bovine excreta ?

  8. Tom Woolner
    April 21, 2010 11:07

    This material is known in the trade as Bullsh!t

  9. Dr Bob
    April 08, 2010 15:07

    May the farce be with you.