[rescue] Prices... Amazing

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Mon May 2 19:26:58 CDT 2005

Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> However, I have meastured a pair of PCs with a meter and when drawing
> the same current, one of them output a hell of a lot more heat.
> No, I don't think the laws of thermodynamics were taking a day off.
> But still... how does one explain that?

Well, there's such a thing as power factors (though granted, it usually
applies to large inductive loads, and I don't know whether computer
power supplies in this class qualify).  Power *draw* does not
necessarily equal power *dissipation*.

 Phil Stracchino
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