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Old December 30, 2011, 02:30 PM
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I am starting to get a little worried about my Electricity Bill now that I am Folding Full time
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Old December 30, 2011, 02:50 PM
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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.
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Old December 30, 2011, 02:50 PM
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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.
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Old December 30, 2011, 03:03 PM
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I live in a complex so I can't read my Meter ( Unless I somehow get into the meter room) lol.
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Old December 30, 2011, 03:07 PM
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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.
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Old December 30, 2011, 03:26 PM
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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.
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Old December 30, 2011, 07:58 PM
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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.
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Old December 30, 2011, 08:01 PM
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All this time I thought hamsters generated the folding powa...........
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Old December 30, 2011, 08:28 PM
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All this time I thought hamsters generated the folding powa...........
where did this concept that hamsters run everything come from?
well hamsters and monkeys.
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Old December 30, 2011, 08:31 PM
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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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