[Coco] How much power does the Color Computer use?
briang0671 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Sep 7 01:36:39 EDT 2009
John Guin wrote:
> I plugged my Coco3 with nothing connected to it into a Kill-A-Watt meter
> and it registered 13 watts.
> I tried again with an OwlWare disk controller connected and it went to
> 16 watts.
> Right in line with what James computed.
>> From: jdaggett at gate.net
>> >From the technical manual typical draw off of AC mainis about 200
> milliamps. That yields
>> a power draw of about 24 watts on average. Also from the schematic
> based on the
>> current limit resistor value and the max current spec for the pass
> transistor about 2.5
>> amps draw off the +5 VDC line is safe maximum. That would yield about
> 13 to 15 watts.
Thanks for the reply.
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