[K12OSN] electricity use
accessys at smart.net
Wed Mar 14 23:46:27 UTC 2007
On Wed, 14 Mar 2007, Rob Owens wrote:
> If the principal puts that much faith in Dell, then you should probably
> call up Dell and ask them again. I bet you won't get the same answer.
especially if they think you are going to buy some computers from them..
> One computer per 20 amp circuit is ridiculous.
> Terrell's post was very accurate, so if you only have time to read one,
> you might want to read his.
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 09:57:41PM -0400, 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
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