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Re: [K12OSN] electricity use



With all the numbers being used, I'll just say that my rule-of-thumb is 4 systems (max) per 20A circuit, including the monitors. I have been using this for years and never had a problem. I normally try to have only 3 systems if possible though.  I have absolutely no idea why Dell would quote 1 system.  This is going to wreak havoc on older schools which have 1 20A per room in many cases.

Perhaps a solution is to purchase some inexpensive UPS's and use them buffers between the PC and the circuit to handle spikes (power on for example).

Sincerely,
Dave Hopkins


On 3/14/07, Accessys smart net <accessys smart net> wrote:

why not just pick up a $20 watt watcher meter that is plugged into the
outlet and the load is plugged into it, then see exactly what you are
using.  some of the better ones can log usage.  that way you can "Show"
anyone just how little power you are using.

you can use the excuse that "Dell was giving you information for full
computers, we have most of the inards disconected and are using them as
dumb terminals rather than full computers. see this is how much electric
they are actually using"

Bob


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