[rescue] UnOracle patches for Solaris (Sandwich Maker)

gsm at mendelson.com gsm at mendelson.com
Fri May 21 08:05:45 CDT 2010

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 08:54:25AM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:

>I don't think we even HAVE a 240V circuit in this house.  Everything
>that isn't 120V is gas-fired.

Every circuit "on the grid" in the US is 240 volt. The US system uses 240 
power distribution, which is split into two 120 volt phases in reference
to ground. 

Go look at your circuit breaker panel. You will see TWO main breakers,
and two columns of circut breakers. With ground in the middle each side
is 120 volts, across both is 240.

>  But even if we did, our power bills are
>hihg enough already with neither of us employed, without increasing the
>amount of power consumed running computers by a factor of 400%.  Heck, I
>gave my E3000 to JD Fogg because I couldn't afford to run it.

I was thinking that when someone mentioned a computer that required 15a at 120
volts. Our Dyson vacuum cleaner uses that much power (7amps at 230volts). 
However we don't run it all the time. :-)

1.5kWh 24/7 would be $150 a month (at 14 cents per kWH). OUCH!!


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