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Power estimate

Message #1 - Posted 2008/10/24 - eastender

Can anyone give me an estimate of what it costs to run a G5 single processor plus a 26 inch Hitachi plasma screen (set to go into standby after 1 min) for a typical day's usage, at a typical domestic electricity rate? Say G5 on for 10 hours, screen on for 4-5 hours.

thx

E.

Message #2 - Posted 2008/10/24 - Rob

eastender wrote:

Can anyone give me an estimate of what it costs to run a G5 single processor plus a 26 inch Hitachi plasma screen (set to go into standby after 1 min) for a typical day's usage, at a typical domestic electricity rate? Say G5 on for 10 hours, screen on for 4-5 hours.

thx

E.

It's a bit tricky to say without more details relating to item consumption (are you sure it's a plasma TV?), use and your tariff. My guess* would be about 50p/day. My iMac (2.4/24") costs about 20p per 10 hours, screen on continuously.

Rob

*G5@200W x 10 = 2kWh; plasma@250W x 4 = 1kWh; tariff 17p kwh

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