1650 power consumption.

Christopher McCrory chrismcc at pricegrabber.com
Tue Jan 14 09:53:01 CST 2003


On Tue, 2003-01-14 at 03:21, jason andrade wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Philip Rowlands wrote:
> > On Mon, 13 Jan 2003, Steve Mickeler wrote:
> >
> > >Can anyone let me know the average current utilized by a dell 1650 with 2
> > >power supplies ?
> > >
> > >2 x 275W power supplies = 550W
> >
> > The power supplies are 1+1, i.e. you have one "hot" and one spare. They
> > will not both draw full current at the same time.
> hi philip,
> have you checked this with both supplies in your measurements ? i have been
> informed by dell thatthe power supplies are indeed "live" (i.e equal draw

Woh there little buddy.  This is exactly opposite I what I have been
told.  I asked the same thing on this list several months ago.  THe
answer was "one hot, one not"

> from each) and from what i can see in our testing with UPSes both PSes are
> indeed drawing power.  they don't draw full power but they certainly draw a
> bit more than 50% each at the same time (i.e it appears to be a "load balancing"
> type scenario)
> regards,
> -jason
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