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Any app that measures total Watt power?

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August 1, 2002 3:47:56 AM

Does anyone know any app that can measure the total watts used on my 300W Antec PSU? I would like to know so I can calculate the average load on my UPS, along with the monitor and sound system.

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August 1, 2002 4:54:12 PM

Don't think they exist... and it will be very difficult to calculate the total power your mobo is using.

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August 1, 2002 5:14:21 PM

yes there is and you can.


there were about 5 or 6 post in the last months that replied to the prog. give them a search ill think of it.

-Tim

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August 1, 2002 5:34:02 PM

there is a free one that i can remember using called MBM5RM
geekutility.com may have it
but i know theres a nother... its like 20 bucks for the shareware.. just cant remeber

-tim

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August 1, 2002 6:43:57 PM

People might say there is, but I doubt the accuracy of any of these programs because there is no HARDWARE to make the test work, aka there is no AMP METER in the system.

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August 1, 2002 6:44:34 PM

BTW, I said Amp Meter because I'm not sure how to spell ameter.

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August 1, 2002 6:59:30 PM

Isn't amps just short for amperes?

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August 1, 2002 7:36:57 PM

correct!

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August 1, 2002 9:26:25 PM

Well 2 choices, there are a few smart UPS's with reporting that will tell you power consumption.

Professional power meters are kinda expensive, Enermax makes one. too lazy to dig up link atm

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August 1, 2002 9:46:07 PM

That's the prob, my UPS is a simple-signaling one, it can't read!

I do have MBM5 to the one who told me, though I never found any place in it that says power usage. Also how come there are no amp readers anywhere on the web!

The only hint I have so far is that my system ain't over 300W, that's fer sure, but even my 17" monitor on the back won't reveal the W. It says 110V and 1.8A, but I wholeheartedly doubt a 17" CRT would use above 200W!

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August 2, 2002 3:37:55 AM

Well, hooking one up to your power supply would be difficult, but the cord going to your power supply would be simple enough. If you want to read the whole system, you could hook a meter up to the power core going into your UPS (as long as the batter is charged).

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August 2, 2002 3:41:33 AM

I don't get what you mean.
Hooking what?

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August 2, 2002 5:15:45 AM

Watts is Amps x Volts, you could hook an ameter to the power cord and tell how much INPUT power the system consumes.

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August 2, 2002 8:51:52 PM

ammeter

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August 2, 2002 9:05:01 PM

ROFL.

110 volts plus 1.8 amps from an alternative current not a DC one.

dont mix alternative & direct current. :lol: 


i've plugged my home blower to my case ... dunno what happen ... that works?!?
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August 2, 2002 10:07:54 PM

& whos Mr Paradise?

LoL


i've plugged my home blower to my case ... dunno what happen ... that works?!?
August 3, 2002 12:52:19 AM

Sadly I haven't taken these electrical classes yet. I only got the basics in science class, such as serial and parallel, the standard measures excluding hertz. W,V,A, Joules, basically TIA.
I was hoping we'd get to Hertz, but that isn't a measure really and it varies anywhere.

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August 3, 2002 2:39:03 AM

Ammeter..:) 

If ya don't ask..How ya gonna know.
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August 3, 2002 2:55:09 AM

Who you calling an amature? J/K! I could have looked up the spelling, but I was too lazy to open another program.

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