[rescue] SGI Challenge L systems available in Denver

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Fri Sep 17 10:07:59 CDT 2004

From: "Nathan Raymond" <nate at portents.com>
> What's really needed is a large AC->DC converter in the basement and new
> DC outlets alongside AC outlets in houses, and devices that work with the
> new DC outlets.  A large AC->DC converter can be made much more
> efficiently than a small one.  The net energy savings would be *enormous*
> if the US switched to a solution like this.  The amount of power lost on a
> national scale to low efficiency AC->DC conversion is somewhere on the
> order of 30-40% of all power.

What about heat loss in the transmission lines from the converter in the
walls to the DC sockets?


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