Normal Usage - Watts

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by patrick, Jun 13, 2002.

  1. patrick

    patrick OSNN Addict

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    http://www.apc.com/resource/include...650SI&displaylist=Batteries,Astericks#anchor1


    I'm interested in purchasing a ups such as the one above for Australian $485.

    I was wondering... it says on that page:

    Typical backup time
    at half load 14.2 minutes (205 Watts)

    Typical backup time
    at full load 5.5 minutes (410 Watts)


    How many watts does a computer typically use:
    eg. Pentium 4 1.4Ghz, Geforce 2mx400
    and a 19" Hitachi Flat Screen

    What about in a crisis I need to print a document without power- the difference in watt usage of a-
    Pentium 2 300 or 266mhz + S3 Virge
    14" or 17" monitor

    So in other words, how many minutes am I going to get from each machine?

    Thanks,
    Patrick
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    with the first machine on that ups, i imagine you'd get 8-10 minutes of time... no more, though, because of the large hungry monitor. on the 2nd machine, maybe upwards of 20 minutes.