HTPC power consumption

October 27, 2008

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