[mythtv-users] Getting OT: What size power supply for this backend...

Boleslaw Ciesielski bolek-mythtv at curl.com
Thu Dec 14 12:59:42 UTC 2006

David Brodbeck wrote:
> Also look for a PSU with a high "power factor."  It's difficult to
> explain succinctly what power factor represents, but the closer to 1.0
> the more efficient the PSU will be.

This is not true. While power factor close to 1.0 is desirable because 
it's good for power grid, environment and all, it has nothing to do with 
efficiency and provides almost no direct benefit to a (residential) end 
user. It does allow for a smaller UPS if one is needed though.


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