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My apologies to European Crew of Siglent but text following this Application Note does much with demonstrated images.


When some one requires him be taken seriously, him first must be prepared in hardware and software level prior him open up in the market.
Specific Application Note at first Testing and Analysis example they mentioning Power factor & Efficiency measurements, delivered by their oscilloscope, and they also advice their readers to look closely at oscilloscope screen so them to see results of power analysis.

If some one manage to see anything else than two active channels in their screenshot them you have special eyes.

Now I am going to use this opportunity so to say few serious words to any one seeking for power analysis by the use of Oscilloscopes.
There is currently three brands whom have develop power analysis applications for their Oscilloscopes and Siglent is not one of them.

Technically power analysis by using an Oscilloscope this is possible, but measuring accuracy of  2% or 4%  in most electrical parameters (due limitations of Oscilloscope inputs electronic design),  such measuring results are not as tight as  0.5%  which is the limit set by IEC commission, so the measurement to considered as good enough for taken as fact so this to be used for verification of compliance with European and even American standards.

Power factor,  Harmonics, THD %,  Stand by power,  regular power use,  Power: Min / Max,  etc, all those parameters are important for a new product classification regarding electrical compliance.

From the other hand all brands Oscilloscope makers, they invented one new marketing window, and by this they accept the fact that their equipment are not good enough for products compliance testing,  and they use the description: Pre-compliance testing.

Pre-compliance testing. translates to:  You get an idea of how close you are in your target.

Now the one millions dollars question this is just one:
Why to spend a pile of money for Pre-compliance testing. equipment and software instead getting the real thing an PQ analyzer?

Personally I am following from a distance, this degree of hardware development of PQ analyzers,  in latest years I am expecting waveform update rate this to further improve (wfms/S) if it does so, then PQ analyzers them will replace in some occasions the need for Oscilloscopes, and when this starts happening, PQ analyzer this will get larger acceptance as (all in one)  tool  this now capable even as troubleshooting tool (optical waveform review in real time).

My advice to SIGLENT Technologies, this is their engineers whom write such Application Note, they better start to add their names too.
There is no such a thing as anonymous Application Note in the world of test and measurement society, worldwide.
Nor we can take them seriously ( Professionally working people in electrical and electronics applications) as we do lacking of necessary degree of humor.
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Ladies and Gentlemen, and young Kids, and old Kids,

We proudly present the best way so you to waste 5$ or Euro (at least) and get thin Air instead.

Now if you are heavily unlucky there is a chance one capacitor this to go bad and LED light this will stop working.
This translates that in total darkness you will possibly get lost in a dark room, if this gadget serves you as night light.

Seriously now, a few knowledgeable and vast majority of Non-knowledgeable they have an opinion if this thing works.

As professional electrician my analysis will be simple and understandable by every one.
This thing it is actually two things in to a single package.
Major component this is large black box (capacitor) this supposedly helping large motors of 15.000W up to 25.000 W them to reduce power consumption, by added correction in energy usage.

In your home you do not have such motors,  and only motor this coming close to those requirements this is Air-condition units, but in them the factory which made them has predict their behavior (product design by electrician ENGINEER) and they have add such capacitors inside of  all Large Air-condition units (25.000 btu + ).
Latest technology named INVERTER this further improved power usage, and true Green devices now using real intelligent (electronics) which they control use of energy.
Soft start of motor this reduces wasted energy just by it self, no to speak of smart monitoring of any aspect and even the temperature of the motor it self.

The second part of our magic box, this is two or one LED lights, a simple power on indicator (night lights) and this is all about it.

Now one single capacitor at 4.5uF this cost 0.5$ or Euro in every electronics components store.

The ones manufacturing such power savers they are not idiots, they aim our wallets, and all that they care is having a product in the market and make money from it.

Does this thing save us money in any way?
No because in Europe and in every known country over planet earth, household power meters (especially analog ones) are unable to calculate or record power disturbances’ caused by motors.
Larger motor in household this is your hair dryer at 2000W which this is tiny in magnitude and this working only for five minutes continuously.

How much money this gadget will save in long term (a year time)?
Answer: Start reading this topic from the beginning, as many times it is needed until your question this finds it answer, which it is here.
Hello Giorgos. 
Thank you for best wishes for eastern !!

Feel free starting another topic for cars if you wish,  so car drivers to express their love too over the internet.  ;)
Hello Kyriako, first of all you have my best wishes for eastern.
About this topic, unfortunately I havent anything to post, as I am lover of 4 wheels...
My car is a VW golf  2011 model.
Software section / Re: Current version that provides software updates.
« Last post by Kiriakos GR on April 19, 2017, 11:34:18 AM »
The one making software this called : Software Developer

His work this is new software development --->  Or him making corrections of existing software =  software update

Current version or latest version = freshest software available.

For software relative to test and measurement equipment, you need to visit specific brand website and search it.
If you do not find of what you are looking for?  the contact this brand by email.     
If that is not the way you say, there will be other solutions?

I assume that you are using some sort of translation software ..  and Greek translation this is not accurate most of the times.
Therefore use your own words at making one more complete question.
Software section / Current version that provides software updates.
« Last post by Ponderjina on April 19, 2017, 10:15:38 AM »
At this time, what version is that? And where can I find it?
They use to say that hope this dies last ...
They use to say there is no new learning of truth with out paying the price...  and both sayings are true.

News in tittles. 

1) Seeking for parts ? You better visit a local hardware store related or specialized to power tools first, and leave eBay as last.

2) Large box with O-ring this hides a trickery,  you spent 7E and you get largest quantity of unpopular in size O-ring, and from the popular O-ring sizes there is qty of only five.

3) I succeed by visiting a local hardware store to find exact rubber shield for pistons, this is 2.5E its one,  and also to get more o-rings of the popular size.
Now I have enough parts to rebuild my pump, and parts for a second rebuild (in the future).

In conclusion by a total cost of 27E, I managed to get 100% of needed parts so this APW-150FP to get back in action.   
Excellent news thanks to  https://www.nisbets.co.uk  in UK

Identical High Pressure Cleaner was sold in UK under Buffalo branding.

Today nisbets.co.uk shared with me this exploded parts diagram of APW-150FP & also described as Y068 machine   ;) 

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