Power question

GregF

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This isn't related specifically to XP I don't think, but I'm wondering
*approx* how much power (from the wall) is typically used by an
'average' PC and monitor. By average I mean no fancy video card or
other hardware.

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less than 1000 watts or about 9 amps for both.

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<gregf@kcls.org> wrote in message
| This isn't related specifically to XP I don't think, but
I'm wondering
| *approx* how much power (from the wall) is typically used
by an
| 'average' PC and monitor. By average I mean no fancy video
card or
| other hardware.
|

br549

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"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
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> less than 1000 watts or about 9 amps for both.

I sure wouldn't want your computer and monitor if it draws 9 amps. A 1
horsepower electric motor draws 9 amps at 115v. The average pc and monitor
like the op mentioned consumes less than 250 watts.

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The PC will draw something less than the power supply rating and the
monitor will draw a little less than the rating that is on the rating
plat on the back. Now the big question is, What is an "average PC and
monitor"?

gregf@kcls.org wrote:

> This isn't related specifically to XP I don't think, but I'm wondering
> *approx* how much power (from the wall) is typically used by an
> 'average' PC and monitor. By average I mean no fancy video card or
> other hardware.
>

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A PC with a 350 W psu can use 350 watts or 3.3 amps (110-120
vac) and the average 17-19 CRT will draw twice that amount.

ft.lbs./sec or in terms of electrical work...745 Watts

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"BR549" <nospam@wowspam.com> wrote in message
| "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
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| > less than 1000 watts or about 9 amps for both.
|
|
| I sure wouldn't want your computer and monitor if it draws
9 amps. A 1
| horsepower electric motor draws 9 amps at 115v. The
average pc and monitor
| like the op mentioned consumes less than 250 watts.
|
|

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On 1 Sep 2005 19:21:43 -0700, gregf@kcls.org wrote:

>This isn't related specifically to XP I don't think, but I'm wondering
>*approx* how much power (from the wall) is typically used by an
>'average' PC and monitor. By average I mean no fancy video card or
>other hardware.

You realize your error. That is step 1 in recovery. Step 2 is to ask
in a more appropriate group.

br549

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"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
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>A PC with a 350 W psu can use 350 watts or 3.3 amps (110-120
> vac) and the average 17-19 CRT will draw twice that amount.
>
> The OP asked about maximum power. BTW, 1 HP is 550
> ft.lbs./sec or in terms of electrical work...745 Watts
> 9 amps. A 1
> | horsepower electric motor draws 9 amps at 115v. The
> average pc and monitor
> | like the op mentioned consumes less than 250 watts.

But you said to the op that the combined draw would be 9 amps. In your
example pc, if the op was shopping for a UPS he would need to purchase a
1.5 - 2.0 KVA UPS to power his equipment, when in fact a 500 VA would do
just fine. Your monitor power consumption is way off, no way a 19" CRT
draws 6+ amps. A typical 17-19" crt consumes between 75 - 100 watts or 1/3
that of the pc.
My 19" Viewsonic CRT and pc (4hard drives + 2 dvd writers) with its 400 watt
power supply are running just fine on a 350 watt APC UPS with 10 minutes of
battery time. According to your figures it shouldn't even be able to power
my components.
Monitor specs
Samsung 990DF 19" CRT - 100watts
Viewsonic A91f 19" CRT - 100watts

GregF

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NobodyMan wrote:
> On 1 Sep 2005 19:21:43 -0700, gregf@kcls.org wrote:
>
> >This isn't related specifically to XP I don't think, but I'm wondering
> >*approx* how much power (from the wall) is typically used by an
> >'average' PC and monitor. By average I mean no fancy video card or
> >other hardware.
>
> You realize your error. That is step 1 in recovery. Step 2 is to ask
> in a more appropriate group.

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Is there a strictly hardware group?

"NobodyMan" <none@none.net> wrote in message
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> On 1 Sep 2005 19:21:43 -0700, gregf@kcls.org wrote:
>
>>This isn't related specifically to XP I don't think, but I'm wondering
>>*approx* how much power (from the wall) is typically used by an
>>'average' PC and monitor. By average I mean no fancy video card or
>>other hardware.
>
> You realize your error. That is step 1 in recovery. Step 2 is to ask
> in a more appropriate group.
>

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yes.
microsoft.public.mshardware.product

BUT, MS doesn't build computers so you could try the alt.comp.hardware
groups.

**Developer** wrote:

> Is there a strictly hardware group?
>
>
>
> "NobodyMan" <none@none.net> wrote in message
> news:0jrhh1d8ghmt5g48cqhamvhdavnbh50cje@4ax.com...
>
>>On 1 Sep 2005 19:21:43 -0700, gregf@kcls.org wrote:
>>
>>
>>>This isn't related specifically to XP I don't think, but I'm wondering
>>>*approx* how much power (from the wall) is typically used by an
>>>'average' PC and monitor. By average I mean no fancy video card or
>>>other hardware.
>>
>>You realize your error. That is step 1 in recovery. Step 2 is to ask
>>in a more appropriate group.
>>
>
>
>

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got it

thanks

"Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> yes.
> microsoft.public.mshardware.product
>
> BUT, MS doesn't build computers so you could try the alt.comp.hardware
> groups.
>
> **Developer** wrote:
>
>> Is there a strictly hardware group?
>>
>>
>>
>> "NobodyMan" <none@none.net> wrote in message
>> news:0jrhh1d8ghmt5g48cqhamvhdavnbh50cje@4ax.com...
>>
>>>On 1 Sep 2005 19:21:43 -0700, gregf@kcls.org wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>This isn't related specifically to XP I don't think, but I'm wondering
>>>>*approx* how much power (from the wall) is typically used by an
>>>>'average' PC and monitor. By average I mean no fancy video card or
>>>>other hardware.
>>>
>>>You realize your error. That is step 1 in recovery. Step 2 is to ask
>>>in a more appropriate group.
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>