AC power on front panels

gordonjcp at gordonjcp at
Sun Jan 15 04:20:22 CST 2006

> So? DEC did that in their power controllers. I am quite sure you have
> plenty of trnasformers powered all the time anyway -- the doorbell, the
> clock/timer in the cooker/microwave oven, the VCR, ATX PSUs, etc.... OK,
> some of those are SMPSUs running in standby mode, but the point is that
> there's plenty of circuity energised all the time.

Not really - I make a point of avoiding things that draw power when
they're not in use.  I want to keep as much stuff as I can when I move
back up north, and the house there is going to be off-grid.


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