Originally Posted by F150_Raptor
I haven't been around much, but just dropped in to say keep up the good work every body. You guys are doing an amazing job!
@ Ion, Here's a way to figure out how many computers you can run before your breaker trips. Take a volt meter and stick each end in a slot at the wall socket. You should be at 120 volts plus or minus a couple. Now your average breaker is 15 amps, but I'd guess the dorms would run a 20 amp breaker so they aren't tripping all the time.
volts x amps=wattage
120 x 15=1800 watts before the 15 amp breaker trips
120 x 20=2400 watts before the 20 amp breaker trips
I hope this helps you a little.
Here in the NL, 16 amps is usual except for groups likely to be used for fridges etc. (20 amps), both at 240 volts. I need to pay for my electricity though, so that is one of the reasons I will not turn my dorm room into a "[Ion] style" place. Despite the larger "headroom".