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Re: [vox-tech] power supply
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Re: [vox-tech] power supply

Sorry I came in late on this, but you can simply check the amperage
output of the power supply, which should be on a label on it, and do the
same for each peripheral and sum them up, then compare.  If amperage of
power supply is insufficient, problem may occur.  If not, no problem
will occur (assuming you included all draws on power supply).  Caveat: 
I am not an EE.  :-)

Foo Lim wrote:
> You're welcome, Pete!  :)
> Honestly, I've never ran into any problems with power.  I just recalled an
> article about power being a problem if a system doesn't boot after adding
> new peripherals.  I think you're safe if you don't run all of them at the
> same time like you suggested.  (If someone, like Mark or Jeff, knows
> better, let us know!)
> I have 4 devices in my system (cd, rw, 2 hd) & floppy.in my main system
> that uses a 250W PS, and it's fine.
> FL
> On Thu, 21 Sep 2000, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > thanks, foo!
> >
> > this is the first use i've ever heard of for radio shack...  :)
> >
> > if i add just 1 more device, do you think the power draw of a non-operating
> > device but plugged in peripheral would smoke my supply?
> >
> > in other words, if my machine has 4 power connectors, and i add a 5th, would
> > my power supply go belly up just on the base non-operating base draw of
> > current of a plugged in device?
> >
> > i could just make sure to not run the cdrom drive, cdr/w, jaz drive, floppy
> > drive, and my 2 hard drives at the same time...  more realistically, only
> > the hard drive and cdrom drive would be running at the same time.
> >
> > i know there's no warrantee here, but do you have any experience with adding
> > 1 more device to a system?
> >
> > just plugged in my cdr/w and jaz drive.   i have to say, when something
> > works in linux, there's nothing easier in the whole wide world.  opening my
> > computer's case was a LOT harder than getting the cdr/w and jaz drive to work
> > properly...
> >
> > pete

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