N/APosted on - 10/31/2011
I want to know if it’s possible to calculate the total amount of power supply that I can use with my 452 computers to be used by different groups of people including secretaries and engineers. If so, how can I do that? Please provide step-by-step instructions. Thank you.
Calculating total power supply used
It may not be easy to calculate the total power usage for all the 452 computers and come up with a right estimate since each computer may be having a different rate of power consumption. But we can still do a rough estimation as follows:
It is said that a typical desktop computer will consume about 65 to 250 watts of power. So we can take 100 watts to be the average estimate for a single computer's consumption. Therefore, to find the power consumption for the 452 computers that you have it will be 100 watts multiplied by the 452 computers which equals 45200 watts for all the computers. This is just a rough estimate.
You can also estimate using the extreme power supply calculator which you access here: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
Hope this helps.