HTPC power consumption

I was slightly concerned about overloading the outlet that services my home theater components.  Thinking the HTPC might add more draw than I was comfortable with, I grabbed my “kill a watt” meter and took a few readings of the HTPC.  Here are the results for anyone interested:

HTPC off / PSU switch on…………4 watts

HTPC on / Idle state………………51 watts

HTPC on / DVD rip………………..60 watts

HTPC on / DVD playback……….67 watts

HTPC on / HD video playback…70 watts

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: