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

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.


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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