[rescue] SGI Challenge L systems available in Denver

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Fri Sep 17 10:17:36 CDT 2004

On Fri, Sep 17, 2004 at 10:57:00AM -0400, Nathan Raymond wrote:
> 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.

And I heard another 30% goes for transmission losses....

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