Running costs of a Nas4Free Pentium4 Host PC

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NevilleT
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Running costs of a Nas4Free Pentium4 Host PC

Post by NevilleT » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:54 pm

Hi,

I have been experimenting with a P4 PC and Nas4Free software but am concerned about the running costs of the host PC. When running and streaming HD video it draws 0.2A on a 240V supply. If my power vendor is charging me 9.3 pence (UK£) per kWh, how do I calculate how much it will cost to run for a year (24H x 365D)...

I have a couple of D-Link ShareCenters and would be interested to compare the running costs...

Many thanks

Mijzelf
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Re: Running costs of a Nas4Free Pentium4 Host PC

Post by Mijzelf » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:44 am

Your system draws 0.2A on 240V, which equals to 48VA, which roughly equals to 48W. Which means you are using 1 kWh each (1000/48) = 20.8 hour, which is 421 kWh/year, which equals £40/year. (You British did change the current system, didn't you? 100 pennies in 1 pound?)

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