Old 01-10-2005   #1
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Power consumption figures for optical drives

Okay, working on a PSU project over at the [H], need to know some optical drive power consumption figures. Spin-up, spin-down, read, write (CD and DVD both). Would the FCC be a good source for these figures?
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Re: Power consumption figures for optical drives

Are you building your own custom power supply or something :P ?
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Okay, working on a PSU project over at the [H], need to know some optical drive power consumption figures. Spin-up, spin-down, read, write (CD and DVD both). Would the FCC be a good source for these figures?
Really, I think that you'll have to measure such things or ask the manufacturer. The only things the FCC is interested in are noise/interference emissions. The manufacturer might have some internal documentation as to the spin up power, but that will depend on the mass of the disc as well. I dunno how much this will affect it, but I'm sure it does. Their specs might not be completely accurate either, I think you'll actually have to measure this. I dunno though, they might have some internal documentation on the subject, but whether they decide to give you that info is another question!
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Re: Power consumption figures for optical drives

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Are you building your own custom power supply or something :P ?
Hehe, no. One of the PSU Forum regulars @ hardforum.com has requested me for some info, for a FAQ he is making. I'm a mod over at the Opticals forum there, so they asked me for some info.. I'm asking you guys

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Re: Power consumption figures for optical drives

i guess the only figures we can get are off the label at the top of the drive ... most are aroung 1.5A on both 12v and 5v rail ...
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