mac mini powerusage?

dragon2611

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Sep 19, 2004
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does anyone know how much power the mac mini uses when its idling?


My mac mini 1.5ghz doesn't see much use lately (as im either on the desktop pc (use pc for games.etc) or my macbook) and im thinking of running the mini as a server/media center.
 

jsw

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Well, it has a 110W max, but, based on heat output, I'm guessing it idles far below that (30W? dunno). It doesn't draw a whole lot, as far as I can tell.
 

dragon2611

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Sep 19, 2004
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jsw said:
Well, it has a 110W max, but, based on heat output, I'm guessing it idles far below that (30W? dunno). It doesn't draw a whole lot, as far as I can tell.

sorry ment to say mines a powerpc mini not the intel one.

i think the adaptor is rated at 75w max output.
 

cw2k

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dragon2611 said:
sorry ment to say mines a powerpc mini .
I have a Mac Mini G4 1.25GHz. Power usage is normally between 20-25 watts and upto 35 watts during disk burning.