Dirty Electricity Filter safety issues.

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Dirty Electricity Filter safety issues.

Between 2008 through 2016 . I gave advice and sold products to help people understand and mitigate the adverse health effects caused by excessive levels of dirty electricity.  Whilst many people received great benefit from the service and products offered, as a result of one of the wireless protection dirty electricity filters burning out melting the casing and causing much smoke, the remaining stock was scrapped and I pulled out of this market.  At this time I involved UK trading standards and an electrical safety testing house who tested the filter which passed all safety testing and the advice given was this:  

“I have as you requested had a look at the failed Australian RC filter you sent through for investigation.  One of the internal 100 Ohm resistors has failed short circuit.  Why this happened we don’t know...It can happen that resistors do have some weaknesses between batches.  Unless you are having a great deal of failures I would treat this as an isolated occurrence and move on.”

Recently though we have had one more similar failure, now thousands of these filters were sold and to the best of my knowledge this is still an isolated event however we are aware of another product (stetzer filters) on the market that have inexplicably failed in a potentially dangerous manor also, therefore having considered all options available I have decided to issue this warning mainly through social media and ES related organisations and would urge all to share and spread this information.

There have been sporadic potentially dangerous failures of dirty electricity filters around the world and whilst nobody for certain can say why and since many thousands of these devices have been sold by several companies and only a few issues have arisen, I felt I needed to raise awareness of this issue in particular for those like ourselves who have them fitted in their homes and offices.

Install your filters in easily visible places.
Check regularly for excessive heat or buzzing.
Consider replacing filters every 1-2 years.
Switch off filters when sleeping.

Glynn Hughes