[mythtv-users] Re: Energy Usage of MythBoxes
jsa at video.homelinux.org
Mon Mar 21 05:03:38 UTC 2005
On Sunday 20 March 2005 17:20, Thor Johnson wrote:
> I mostly agree with what you're saying but I figure I'll thow a few
> logs in the fire; except: Most US power supplies are ~50% efficient,
> so you can draw up to 700 KW (mine says 750 KVA), but the power factor
> for these puppies is terrible (.6-.8 like another poster said), so the
> "real" consumption may not be as visible...
Like I said, we measured these machines with a strip chart recording
ammeter (with a technician from CSA observing the tests).
There is no use speculating and hypothesizing when
I have strip charts to prove it. If the "real consumption"
is not visible to the amprobe its not visible to the power company
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