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Power Supply Requirements

Hi all, any power experts out there?

A 6500 3000W power supply states a certain input and amp requirement, for example 110 Volts 16 Amps.

Does the power supply allways draw 16 Amps from the circuit or does this fluctuate dependant on the contents of the chassis?

Thanks if you know

Dave

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Re: Power Supply Requirements

Hi

From my personal exp it doesnt draw 16A always but yes it draws the rated current while starting up thats during powering up the chassis..

regds

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Re: Power Supply Requirements

It will depend on your cards. I can't find the link at the moment but each card tells how much power it needs.

The cards that provide power over ethernet are the ones that tend to use the most power.

You never want your power supply to be running near it maximum during normall operation. The cards take much more power at system boot.

In your example 16 amps at 110v is not 3000 watts it is more like 1700. It will be about 28 amps at 110 or 15 at 220. Both these will require a dedicated circuit be installed.

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