Yes yes ...
I'm an EMPTY vessel waiting to be filled ...
The CFLs would be nice, but is it easier to learn
how to fix a refrig, toaster or fan?
Things in the house that have a plug, fixes which
do not require accessing internal parts of the unit.
Close would good, not needing fine-tuned PF correction with harmonic this and that.
I'd like improved PF to save money, with the understanding that perfect PF tuning is
more difficult to learn and archive??
I'll buy a kill-a-watt meter ..
but I need to know how to go about reducing the PF.
I know capacitors .. that's it. ahhhhh !?
Could not a bank of capacitors, an "evaluation box", be used like
they are using in the RotoVerter projects to roughly determine
what would be close enough ?
Then build a box just with a single capacitor for whatever you evaluated?
Not a box with an outlet to plug into, but reduce the cost by a box sliced into the
wire of the item being fixed.