[K12OSN] alternative power supply

Gavin Chester sales at ecosolutions.com.au
Fri Dec 3 01:05:50 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-12-03 at 01:41, Huck wrote:
> Lost original post in a 'delete' frenzy...
> but the question was asked.. "what do you do with all those old PC's?"
> 1.)  sell them to students who have NO computer at home for cheap...and 


WRONG (grin). My original question was, essentially:
Has anyone stripped out the original power supply of old "junker"
PCs to realise the same noise and power saving of specialised 
thin-client hardware?? 

Other postings so far have suggested measuring the current draw of
existing power supplies in PCs using an inductive clamp meter.  This is
something I have and I can do that sometime soon.  

I guess I was asking the group what they thought of my intended approach
and to find out if someone had already been down the same path.  If
that's not the case then I will embark on my adventure soon and then
report back my results.  Unfortunately, I don't have any LCD monitors,
but the power savings of these over CRT monitors is pretty self-evident.

	Gavin Chester


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