Effects of a Capacitor Based Filter


Cratus Canada Ltd. is the World Wide Distributor of the Sine Tamer which deals with transients in our power systems by utilizing Sine Tamer suppression technology and mitigating the transients at the panel before they spread to other circuits, damaging electrical equipment and sensitive electronics within our buildings and houses.

DE Filters LLC is the North America Distributor for Sine Tamer products and is a partner to Cratus Cananda Ltd.

Cratus and DE Filters LLC travel thru out Canada and the US giving seminars, and speaking with major companies about the dangers of transients and the causes and effects that they have on major equipment that they incorporate within their business’s and buildings. This usually pertains to their cost savings they will receive when utilizing our product within their electrical systems. For companies, it is about a major reduction in down time, repair of reboot issues on their electronic systems for their production systems, and generally give their sensitive equipment the ability to function properly like it was intended to without the transients effecting their operation.

Our special circuitry within our SineTamers, enables us to remove virtually all the transients to a near zero level from the sine wave form, and our special Frequency Attenuation Circuitry is available in only the SIneTamer suppression units. All other suppression units do not have this ability, and fall far short from protecting the electronics of today.

The SineTamer suppressor incorporates RF (Radio Frequency) and EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference) filtration in the 1kHz to 10Mhz range as part of the circuitry to combat the transients, making it effective in mitigating the higher frequency kHz range of frequency that Dr. Samuel Milham speaks about in his book Dirty Electricity about harmful frequencies to humans. This RF frequency range does in fact travel on top of the 60 Hz cycle in our buildings and is induced from the switch mode power supply on the Smart Meters. The kHz frequency range is a known carcinogen for human cell structure and is justified in many reports over the years.

We have done extensive research in the past few months regarding this issue as it was brought to my attention about a year ago from somebody concerned with the human exposure to the kHz frequency in their home. Since then, our testing procedures have centered around some possible solutions which are currently being marketed to alleviate the RF frequencies that are inherent with the Smart Meter technology, ( Stetzer and Green Wave filters), as well as testing our own suppressor and to log the results of what we have found. It was a very interesting research project for our company as we have never considered the health issues associated with RF frequencies, because our approach has always been centered around the corporate world and cleaning their power systems. The testing results have shown us that our suppressors have a parallel usage which is very effective in mitigating the harmful side of the Smart Technology.

I will give you a quick synopsis of our findings as follows. A power analysis was carried out at various home and business locations within the Vancouver Regional District, and we could measure data on the effects of the Smart Meter Technology and how it inserts different harmful elements into our electrical systems thru the meter itself. The Smart Meter is no longer just a power consumption reader like the old analog meters, but is now a microprocessor and transmitter of information for the utility companies.

Because the new Smart Meters have a microprocessor in them, they incorporate a switch mode power supply inherent in all units enabling them to operate in the DC voltage range for their electronic portion of their operation. These switch mode power supplies induce an RF frequency from 1 to 100 kHz range and it travels directly on top of the 60 Hz power which is fed into our homes and buildings. The magnitude of this frequency can vary from about 2 – 3 volts peak to peak with no electrical load energized in a building but with power present, right up to about 24 – 27 volts peak to peak when the building or home is busy with electrical activity.

This magnitude of voltage on the kHz range looks like a dense series of transients when viewed with an oscilloscope, and will constantly fluctuate thru out the day depending on load and electrical usage. This load variance can also be induced from neighboring properties providing they are of the same transformer circuit.




An interesting side note is that the consumer pays at the power rate which is equivalent to the highest level of spiking or voltage rise that is inherent within the flow of the sinewave form. The Smart Meters ability to read these levels of voltages and usage, was non-existent in the older analog meters. These spikes are responsible for the increased billing rates of all power providers utilizing the Smart Meter technology. A quick glance at the pictures enables you to view the cyclical pulsing of the smart meter switch mode power supply, approximately 2 pulses every 1/60th of a second.

The Stetzer and Green Wave filters seem very effective in removing the RF from the power lines (usually down to 2 or 3 volts peak to peak), when you utilize their specially designed meter to monitor the results of their filters. When proper power testing equipment is applied, you see a very different story and outcome. What becomes transparent is that both the Stetzer and Green Wave units shunt or short the excessive energy in the form of kHz Frequency to the neutral wire within their plug-in unit. The Stetzer and Green Wave units are not a suppression unit and do not have the necessary circuitry to properly mitigate this energy and absorb it into their unit thru proper modes of protection. This higher frequency energy needs to be removed and properly disposed of within the unit, not just shorted or shunted onto the neutral line like they achieve. Deflecting this energy onto the neutral line corrupts the neutral wire with a form of harmonics that travel throughout the house, causing excessive heat in your electrical components and circuit boards, as well as cause early malfunction or failure of components.

This energy is eventually routed onto the ground wire which is hopefully grounded to earth outside causing more voltage and current to flow thru the ground. Not an ideal solution by any means and both units require power to run which you are paying for.

Stetzer Filter installed


The picture above shows the two voltage sine waves (Green and Red) as well as the blue neutral wire in the upper portion. The bottom portion shows the amperage of both lines (Green and Red) as well as the neutral leg in blue. See the harmonic wave distortion on the blue neutral line in the power panel.

This line should be flat and look the same as the Green and Red amperage lines of the two power lines.

This pic denotes a Stetzer filter plugged in to a wall plug. There is very little electrical activity in the home.

Our Sine Tamer unit is effective in mitigating any severe transient whether it is from a direct lightning hit to the common transients generated from electrical switching of loads within our building. Our circuitry very effectively removes the energy thru our all mode protection modules inside the unit and is distributed evenly between all the modes of protection. There is no residual energy left to dump onto a neutral or ground wire, effectively wiping out the transient form to a near 0 level. Our units drop the RF frequency down to approximately a single volt or 2 volts peak to peak. The Sine Tamer protection is very close to the Stetzer or Green Wave filters, but with no residual harmonics or voltage on either the neutral leg or the ground to damage electrical or electronic equipment as depicted below.

Sine Tamer installed

So, after a lengthy explanation, the Sine Tamer unit is very effective in combating the issues from the smart meters. Sine Tamer units are truly the only real unit available on the market which can deal with these issues. I am careful to caution people in knowing the difference in dealing with transients, whether they are in the 60 Hz range, or the kHz range versus the higher frequencies in the MHz or GHz range of microwave forms. We do not mitigate airborne microwave forms of energy which are also generated by the Smart Meter technology in order to talk to Smart Appliances, and make no claims to dealing with those forms. Sine Tamer units deal with transients’ period, and are the most effective suppressor on the market to do so.

An example of Sine Tamer’s effectiveness in dealing with the kHz frequency range from the Smart Meter


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