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I agree with Martin. Actually, modern household load also comrises of digital electronic devices which genrate harmonics. The load harmonics will deteriorate the power factor. Adding the capacitor to such service will amplify the harmonics and chances are that cables will be heated more and pf will further decrease. Thi migh affect the elecrical bill adversely. Hence it is not good for residential consumers. Even for a commercial consumers, it is better to estimate the need and buy the required capacitors alongwith its switching device rather than such fixed blackboxes. Engineered device work, magical ones may not!