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# Can I plug SIX 24" monitors and my 550w computer all into the same power outlet in my house?

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February 14, 2014 7:41:21 AM

I'm setting up a 6 monitor array and have bought all the monitors and PC parts, but I just realized I have to plug all this stuff in! If I were to run two power strips from a single plug in in my house and plug all this stuff in, would that be dangerous?

The monitors are Dell U2412m:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005JN9310/ref=oh_deta...

If this is too much, how do people normally handle having multiple monitors?
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February 14, 2014 8:00:13 AM

should be fine yes, power cables usually max out around 2000W the monitors need up to 75W each so you're around 1000W for everything, no problems
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February 14, 2014 8:00:41 AM

Let's calculate the amperage needed:
550w / 0.8 (estimating max wall load for 80% efficiency) = 687.5 W
72 W (maximum power draw of a U2412M according to Dell's website) * 6 = 432 W
Total 1,119.5 Watts, so as long as the circuit and power strips are rated for more than about 9.33 amps (120V) or 4.66 amps (240V), you should be okay.
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February 14, 2014 8:03:01 AM

Awesome, thanks guys!
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