psu power

  mobileman1953 20:40 24 Nov 2003

i have a 350w psu running an amd duron 22ooxp , the psu has two sockets , one for the mains and one for a monitor lead does it take much power to run a monitor or should i just leave the monitor on a seperate mains lead any advice welcome

  howard60 20:44 24 Nov 2003

it does add to the total load taken from the mains but not the load delivered from the psu. If you do not need to connect the monitor then I would not do it.

  alan 2273 20:49 24 Nov 2003

the power consumption varies from 60 watts for a 15" monitor up to 130 watts for a 19"monitor so it is probably best to run it of it`s own supply.

  mobileman1953 20:50 24 Nov 2003

thanks i will leave it on its own supply got plenty of spare sockets

  [email protected]@m 21:32 24 Nov 2003

The monitor socket is hard wired to the mains input of the PSU. If you have this facility, it cuts down the number of 13 Amp sockets needed, so use it. It does not draw any current from the PSU output.

  DieSse 22:11 24 Nov 2003

[email protected]@m's answer is correct here - it makes no difference to the power supply to run a monitor from it. The monitor takes it's power directly from the mains inside the PSU, not from the PSU itself.

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