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Re: Recommendation for Fedora server?

ed hp uab edu wrote:
On Mon, 1 Oct 2007, Karl Larsen wrote:

So if you buy a 450 Watt power supply to run a server that does nothing most of the time, the power supply will not draw 450 watts. It will draw perhaps 100 Watts. This is good. The power supply is lightly loaded and will last much longer than if it is drawing 400 watts.

So do not worry about what the power supply is rated at. It will adjust to a smaller load.

Everything you said was true, and it still does not help to have a lightly loaded 450 watt power supply drawing 100 Watts... If your target is to draw 30 watts from the wall. In fact you validated my point that matching the power supply is better then over buying excess capacity.


p.s. You're not the only one here with an EE degree.

I know that. I was not aware the goal was to draw 30 Watts or less. I do not think you can do that with a power supply mass produced for computers. You need more than that to boot up the system. The hard drives use like 20 watts when loaded. If you have two working it will be too much for a power source you are trying to use. Forget that 30 Watt limit. It will not work.


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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