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Shadowmeph December 30, 2011 01:30 PM

Starting to get a little worried about electricity use and FAH
 
I am starting to get a little worried about my Electricity Bill now that I am Folding Full time

dandelioneater December 30, 2011 01:50 PM

Do you have one of those power meters you can use to measure the wattage being pulled from the wall. My system pulls about 450 from the wall so at 12 cents a kW Hr it costs about 36 dollars a month.

0.45 kW x 24 x 365 x 0.12 = 473 dollars a year

473 / 12 = 36 a month.

SugarJ December 30, 2011 01:50 PM

My rig costs approx $15 per month in extra hydro when I run it 24/7 folding.

Edit: Our electricity rates are significantly lower than 12 cents per kWh. It's like 6.5 for the first 1350 KWH, and 9.5 after that.

Shadowmeph December 30, 2011 02:03 PM

I live in a complex so I can't read my Meter ( Unless I somehow get into the meter room) lol.

bissa December 30, 2011 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Shadowmeph (Post 584647)
I live in a complex so I can't read my Meter ( Unless I somehow get into the meter room) lol.

Newegg.ca - P3 Kill A Watt Electricity Load Meter and Monitor
get one of those.

3.0charlie December 30, 2011 02:26 PM

Not bad here in Quebec: Residential Rates and Bills | Hydro-Qubec.

5.39/kWh for First 30 kWh per day, then 7.51/kWh for Remaining energy consumption.

Rison December 30, 2011 06:58 PM

I'm about 13 cents per kilowatt hour here in NS. I stopped looking at my electricity bill years ago because it makes me depressed.
It's all part of the bills I pay now though.

stoanee December 30, 2011 07:01 PM

All this time I thought hamsters generated the folding powa...........:doh:

bissa December 30, 2011 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by stoanee (Post 584737)
All this time I thought hamsters generated the folding powa...........:doh:

where did this concept that hamsters run everything come from?
well hamsters and monkeys.

lowfat December 30, 2011 07:31 PM

If you are worried about power move to a 32nm CPU. A 2600k, Z68, 8GB ram rig would pull about 200W from the wall. That is just a few bucks a month. :dunno:


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