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Re: [vox-tech] power supply

Why am *I* supposed to know this? :P

Yes, yes, splitter's fine (the concept of it, that is).  The load on
Pete's system is quite a bit, however, so I suggest 300W or
higher (higher moreso than 300).  Consider skipping the CD-ROM if you have
CDRW -- CD-to-CD copy is not a good idea anyway.

I try to use the following rules when I install a splitter -- but I
don't know whether it works or not since I don't know what it looks
like inside the power supply:  When splitting, try to split between
devices that won't be (or at least not likely to be) used together, like a
CD-ROM drive and a floppy drive, or a Jaz drive and a floppy drive.  Try
to give the HDs their own power lines since they always spin whether you
access them or not (unless you set them to spin down after X minutes of
inaccess...)  Some CD drives will spin forever after you stop accessing it
-- keep that in mind.


On Thu, 21 Sep 2000, 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

Mark K. Kim
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