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USB Grill!! #132599
02/22/07 06:27 PM
02/22/07 06:27 PM
Trumpy  Online Happy
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Check this out:

USB Grill

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Re: USB Grill!! #132600
02/22/07 07:00 PM
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Levittown, PA
I feel sorry for that computer's PSU.

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Re: USB Grill!! #132601
02/22/07 11:49 PM
02/22/07 11:49 PM
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I doubt it will hurt the supply but the traces on those cards may be in trouble. The no-name 480w supplies I play with will give you about 38a on the 5v and the PC would seldom use half of that, even if it was loaded.
This 3.8gz machine was running fine on a 150w inverter the last time the power went out, even with a flat monitor and a modem.

Greg Fretwell
Re: USB Grill!! #132602
02/22/07 11:53 PM
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BTW if you really want to steal power from the PC, snake a drive power cable out the back. That comes straight from the PS rails.

Greg Fretwell


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