Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsGames & GearPC · 1 month ago

After what time is the consumption in W in the PC calculated?

2 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    After it powers up and loads the operating system, and any excessive use of the hard disk has ended.

  • 4 weeks ago

    You need to make your questions more readily understandable.      



    I am going to make a guess, but that's all it is, 

    and base my answer on that.    


    Power is instantaneous. There is no calculation "after" a period of time; 

    the calculation is made continuously.    


    As an example, if you switch a 100 watt light on for ten seconds 

    and then switch it off, it will consume 1,000 watt-seconds --- 

    100 watts X 10 seconds = 1,000 Ws. 


    Power consumption for households and businesses 

    is measured in watt-hours and kilowatt-hours: 

    The calculation is (number of watts) multiplied by (number of hours).   

    1,000 watt-seconds is equal to 0.277778 watt-hour.  


    An electric clothes dryer might consume 3,830 watts, or 3.830 kW. 

    If it is operated for 20 minutes, which is 1/3 of an hour, 

    it will use 3.830 / 3 = 1.276666 kWh in that time. 


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