Re: Power Supply Specs ... Are These Real?
1 Amp at 10 V is the same amount of power (watts) as 10 Amps at 1 V. So we need to see how many watts you can get from the well. This is pretty simple Watts = Voltage * Amperage = 120*20 = 2400 Watts. Now do that for the power supply: 3.3*37 + 5*58 + 12*42 = 196.1 Watts. Now you may notice that this is higher than the wattage rating of the Power Supply. This is because a power supply cannot output the max power on all rails at the same time. But it helps people learn if they do the calculation out. So the short of it is that the power supply uses 630 W max. In order to be more accurate though I should divide 630/.8 because of the efficiency of the power supply. 630 W is the max power draw available for the computer. A power supply is only about 80% efficient so we divide by 0.8 giving us 787.5.
So in summary wall has 2400 Watts power supply maxes out at 787.5 Watts. The wall wins.
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