G5 Energy Consumption, Anybody Know?

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  1. kenyabob macrumors regular

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    Does anybody know how many watts of energy is consumed by the Powermac G5 duals? I think I am overloading my Battery Backup...
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    The dual G5 machince alone consumes around 240W in normal slewed operation (or it may be with an LCD).

    When it comes on full blast, at full MHz and fans, it'll start consuming 300+W -- some were even estimating it as high as 370-400W.

    So if you are using a 500VA UPS it'll be overloaded all the time, depending on what else you have connect to it. Or when it kicks into gear.

    The 500VA UPS generally will have somewhere around a 300W supply output, as per specs.

    G5 Power Consumption Discussion

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    The power supply in the dual is different that the other two machines.
     
  3. Rezet macrumors 6502a

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    What about 1.8? How much does it take?
    And on average how much does 3 Ghz P4 take? I'm curious
     
  4. kenyabob thread starter macrumors regular

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    So if I am limited to 325 watts on the backup, it really wont help me?
     
  5. Rezet macrumors 6502a

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    Id imagine 325 to be enough for a processing block.
     
  6. kenyabob thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wait, you have all accessories hooked up to that battery? printers, monitor? etc?

    OK then, you need a better backup then.
    It's a dual machine with 8 fans... what do u expect?
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    The dual G5 should normally consumer about 240W, it's when the machine peaks it'll hit 370-400W.

    But it'll quickly become tiresome if the 500VA UPS squeels loudly every time you try rendering something.

    Especially when the cheap 1000VA (ie, Belkin 1200VA UPS) are only a couple hundred.
     
  9. kenyabob thread starter macrumors regular

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    thats exactly what I am dealing with, but in reality, I guess I could just put the G5 on the surge side, and just have the UPS clean the power.
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Considering that my dual G4/800 gets around 6 minutes on my 650VA UPS, you'll probably need something around 1100VA or higher to have decent protection.
     
  11. kenyabob thread starter macrumors regular

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    would I be damaging the mcahine to have it be running while the surge is squeeling?
     

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