Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsGames & GearPC · 1 month ago

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

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• 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

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;

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.