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Discussion in 'General' started by ozstrike, 12 Feb 2007.

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How many power sockets do yopu use?

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  1. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    As the title says, how many sockets do you use in your computer area?
    Do you use surge protection?
    How many extension leads do you use/how many slots does each have?

    I'll start it off: I use 9 right now, running off 2 wall sockets. Using two 4-slot extensions, one plugged into a multi-plug brick. (bad I know)

    Wall Brick: Extension 1, Wireless Access Point
    Extension 1: PC, 2 Monitors, Network Switch
    Extension 2: Printer, Hifi, Xbox, 2nd PC/test box.

    No surge protection :blah:
     
  2. TheoGeo

    TheoGeo What are these goddamn animals?!

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    these random statistics threads are really becoming desperate. Next up: "How many screws in your pc case".

    btw i use 9 sockets from 2 wall sockets.
     
  3. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    I'm bored, ok? And I'm trying to see if anybody is as bad as my friend who runs 24 things off a single socket.
     
  4. cderalow

    cderalow bondage master!

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    2 wall sockets

    into 2 500VA APC UPS

    1 6 socket
    1 4 socket

    suppying:

    2 LCDs, 1 PowerMac, 1 MacMini, 1 laptop brick, 2 speaker sets, 1 laser printer, 1 open
     
  5. Springs

    Springs Boing boing

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    1 x 6 socket 5 spaces being used
    1 x 10 socket 6 spaces being used
     
  6. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Oh jeez...
    I've got three 4-socket blocks. One's totally full. One has three sockets used (the fourth on occasion). Last has three used, one of which goes to a strip outlet, where I've got another six things plugged in. Devices concern me a bit... minifridge, microwave, fileserver, laptop, 24" LCD, 500w speakers, laser printer, electric kettle, plus who knows what else. Only about a third of the stuff is protected in any way, and the wiring in college dorms is less than stellar. At least I started charging my iPods though the firewire socket on my laptop instead of wasting another outlet on a power brick.
     
  7. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    1 wall socket -> Surge protector, 1 going to PC -> extension cable from protector to PC, monitor and stereo.
     
  8. Xiachunyi

    Xiachunyi New Member

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    2 wall sockets both with 6-socket surge protectors.

    1st surge protector:
    Laptop, Desk Lamp, Printer, Wireless transceiver, and cell phone charger.

    2nd surge protector:
    Power supply for electronics and the occasional wall-wart.
     
  9. plug_in_ross

    plug_in_ross New Member

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    1 wall socket

    1 multiplug

    3 plug sockets of multiplug (monitor, speakers, tower).
     
  10. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    2 wall sockets, into 2 surge protected bars jobbys, 1 4 bar and 1 6 bar (1 per socket)
    Bar 1 has my tower, monitor, speakers, phone charger and router, the 4 bar has a printer, and a land line telephone.
    My Creative Zen chager and Laptop plug straight into a wall, which ever is free mainly.

    Sam
     
  11. hobbs

    hobbs New Member

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    one socket < extension cord to oppsite side of room < power splitter 14 port all filled crts and pcs < other power splitter < alarm clock, lcd, pc, lappy, mobile phone.

    so 18 plugs off of one socket =)
     
  12. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    All of them :worried:
     
  13. Malvolio

    Malvolio .

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    Three sockets into three surge protectors. This is how it breaks down:

    Surge bar one (7 outlet): 42" tv, main receiver, subwoofer amp/receiver, xbox 360, 5 disk cd changer, mood lights.

    Surge bar two (6 outlet): main room computer (hooked up to tv), digital clock, secondary router (for second house network), external hard drive.

    Surge bar three (5 outlet): PS/2, gamecube, wireless modem/router, xbox 360 rapid charger, lamp.
     
  14. Agamer

    Agamer Member

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    3 sockets ->
    1 Surge (6) ->
    Computer, TFT, CRT, TV, Speakers, Printer
    1 Extension (4) ->
    PDA charger, Phone Charger, Bluetooth head set charger
    1 Extension (4) ->
    Amplifier, Cd Player, Laptop Charger
     
  15. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    I've got 1 6 slot extension running all my pc bits, a 4 slot extension with my chargers of various things and plugged into the last slot on that I have another 4 slot extension that only just reaches my bedside light and I occasionally have my psp plugged in there when I feel like a bit of gta before bed :p

    And just to cover myself for any future random crap threads:

    No
    Sometimes
    I have 3
    There are about 12ish
    I sometimes think about it but only if I was desperate
    Yes, on occasion
    A Desert Eagle or Glock
    Yes, but only in self deffence
     
  16. sinizterguy

    sinizterguy Dark & Sinizter

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    Used to be about 17 from 2 wall sockets.

    Now, just 4-5 from one wall socket. Working on getting rid of all my old computers.
     
  17. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    2 monitors
    1 PC
    1 Telephone
    1 Router
    1 AV receiver
    1 Sub
    1 PDA
    1 Mouse Charger

    9 total
    Couple more cables which I use to test equipment.
     
  18. ChromeX

    ChromeX New Member

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    I use:

    1 4-socket adapter:
    Phone charger
    Boss ME50
    12" fan
    creative 5.1 woofer

    1 3-socket adapter
    monitor
    pc
    guitar amp

    no surge protection, since our main box has it built in.
     
  19. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    2 wall sockets
    1 with Belkin surge board with 2 CRTs, PC, Stereo, TV, Other Stereo (soon to be stereo/PC look for the project log in a few weeks.)
    1 with 4 way board, 2 phone chargers, Lamp, 3rd stereo.
     
  20. kergareth

    kergareth New Member

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    I use enough that I'm seriously worried I'll overload my circuit... last reading I was pulling 9.7A @ peak (10A breaker).
     

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