[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: [K12OSN] electricity use



what do they have running to the computer labs??? or the offices???


of course you could use old laptops and recharge them one at a time

Bob



On Tue, 13 Mar 2007, Brad Thomas wrote:

> I am a social studies teacher and I've been building a lab in my classroom
> of old, discarded computers over the last two years (I was up to 20). I
> have been using small distros like DSL (DamnSmallLinux) to make them work,
> but was planning to switch to a k12ltsp setup before the end of the year.
> However, my principal just sent an e-mail last week instructing me to
> remove all but 6 of the computers from my room implying that they were
> using too much electricity. I just got back from a school planning council
> meeting where she and an assistant principal said that they called Dell
> (we buy all our new fat machines from Dell) and Dell said there should
> only be one computer per 20 amp circuit (which translates into one per
> room I think). As far as I can tell (using a Watts Up meter) one
> computer-and-monitor use a little more than 1 amp of power, so I don't get
> this. Can anyone out there give me some guidelines they go by? Or steer me
> to a good site? How much planning goes into ensuring proper electrical
> flow into your k12ltsp labs?
>
> Brad
>
> _______________________________________________
> K12OSN mailing list
> K12OSN redhat com
> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn
> For more info see <http://www.k12os.org>
>

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 VISTA SOFTWARE, DESIGNED TO RESTRICT WHAT YOU CAN DO.  www.badvista.org
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve Neither liberty nor safety",    Benjamin Franklin
-   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
   ASCII Ribbon Campaign. . . . . . . . . . . . accessBob
   .NO HTML/PDF/RTF/MIME in e-mail. . . . . . . accessys smartnospam net
   .NO MSWord docs in e-mail . . . .. . . . . . Access Systems, engineers
   .NO attachments in e-mail, .*LINUX powered*. access is a civil right
*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#
THIS message and any attachments are CONFIDENTIAL and may be
privileged.  They are intended ONLY for the individual or entity named


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]