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> Anyone Running Their Rigs On 240v?, (in 120v land that is)
sarkeizen
Posted: Oct 20 2014, 09:40 AM
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I'm having a electrician in to do a bunch of work and while he's there I'm having them put in a 240V outlet. The main reason is I have some rather power-hungry rigs (when I was mining bitcoins I had a machine that sucked over 800W) which are on 24/7. The power efficiency of even the same PSU (like my 1200AX) is somewhat higher when running on 240V.
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Posted: Dec 14 2014, 02:24 PM
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While I do tinker with computers as a small hobby, it's not something in which I go all-out. Nonetheless, I do work in industry, where 230V and 460V (3~) is common.

If you have a particularly sizable load, it is better to use the higher available voltage to not only achieve a better conversion efficiency within the PSU, but also lower current pulled from the wall outlet, which reduces overall heat on the supply side wiring & connections.

Our customers are generally stuck with the available voltage in their facility, but where available, they'll generally choose higher voltage to reduce operating heat.

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Posted: Dec 15 2014, 10:10 PM
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My rig building has definitely slowed down over the years. So this is more of a "well since you're here" thing. That said my daughter is eight and I'm just starting to teach her to code and some breadboarding. Maybe in a year I'll get her to build a rig with me.

You have to do these things while you're still in the "my dad is cool" category.
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