Scientists (unknown only to you) have tested the reactor that was presented to them and that was at that time the most advanced E-Cat available
Explain to me by what bizarre criteria the hot cat was superior to, for example, the original ecat which Levi supposedly tested which made almost 10x the average power at almost 10x the *claimed* COP of the hot cat.
Why are you talking about the HotCat? I was talking about the Lugano test, where scientists did not test a HotCat. Anyway, in Ferrara and Lugano scientists were there to test a reactor, that is, to verify its functioning, and not to evaluate its maximum performance. It was not their intention to study the operating limits of the technology, so they did not "push" to the maximum performance. In the Lugano report this concept has been clearly stated. So the COP declared in that test is not necessarily the maximum obtainable.