[kwlug-disc] The sweet(?) smell of power supplies
dscassel at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 10:02:49 EDT 2014
She has rather formidable power requirements, but we were talking about
whether something like this was available. I'll pass it along. Thanks.
On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 9:51 AM, Jason Locklin <locklin.jason at gmail.com>wrote:
> Have you thought of building a low-power system with something like one
> of these: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104186
> Transformer is sealed in plastic, so no dust/smell from it. Thinking
> about building a system like this with one of the low-power Haswell
> chips and an SSD, myself (not for the smell, I just like
> power-efficient, quiet machines).
> On 14-04-05 03:56 PM, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> > PC hardware question, not specific to Linux, but some of you folks may
> > ideas.
> > My partner has some rather significant allergies and sensitivities. She
> > also needs to replace her 12-year-old desktop computer.
> > In general electronics tend to be okay for her, but the power supply
> > to be a stumbling block. New power supplies smell really bad, triggering
> > her sensitivities. And they're blowing that bad air into her living
> > Does anyone know of a retailer that sells power supplies that she'd be
> > to crack open a bunch and give them a sniff-test?
> > Is there somewhere we can look at used power supplies, preferably from
> > hopefully neutral office environments (rather than, say, the homes of
> > smokers or pet owners)?
> > We're not entirely sure what it is in the power supplies that is
> > her. We know that the PVC wiring is bad (I'm not holding out much hope,
> > but if someone knows of a manufacturer that coats their wires in
> > other than PVC, that would be very useful to know). But we've tried a
> > bunch and haven't come up with much luck.
> > Any suggestions would be helpful.
> > Thanks!
> > Darcy.
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