[Soekris] net4801 power supply for ireland (/UK)?

Bart Smit bit at signature.nl
Wed Nov 5 19:03:51 UTC 2003

On Wed, 5 Nov 2003, Darryl Okahata wrote:

>      While that power supply is adequate for just the 4801, adding a
> disk would probably violate the power specs.  The 4801 is listed as "15W
> max", and a disk is, say, 5W (max power, start up, for an Hitachi
> Travelstar 5K80 5400RPM drive).  That's 20W, and a 12V @1.5A power
> supply is only 18W, or 2W short.

I think you have misinterpreted the specs. The 15W is what the 4801 power
regulator can supply; not what the 4801 consumes itself. A simple current
measurement will tell you if you're within limits.

And a 1.5A power supply *is* plenty. Even with a disk. I know from
experience (and measurement!)


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