Dual Athlon MP 1U units
Robert G. Brown
rgb at phy.duke.edu
Sun Jan 27 13:39:39 EST 2002
On Sat, 26 Jan 2002, Bari Ari wrote:
> Bari Ari wrote:
>
>
> > A power factor corrected power supply will match the capacitive loads of
> > the semiconductors on the motherboard to raise the power factor closer
> > to 1. Resistive loads account for very little on a well designed
> > motherboard.
>
>
> Just to clarify -- Resistive loads other than the semiconductors.
>
> Bari
Dear Bari,
You mean resistive loads other than the ones with resistance that
actually produce the heat we're talking abotu?
;-)
Just kidding. In the spirit of correcting our goofball errors, my own
algebra was off by 1/sqrt 2. Let's try:
P_av = 1/2 V_max I_max \cos{\delta} = V_rms I_rms \cos{\delta|
so that V_rms = 1/sqrt{2} V_max and I_rms = 1/sqrt{2} I_max. So if peak
voltage is 120V and peak current is 1.7A and \delta = 0 (power factor
unity), peak power is 204 W and average power is 102 W.
My error is worse than your error. I actually teach this stuff -- you'd
think I could get it right... :-o>- (<- "Oh, my!" smiley.)
rgb
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