[kwlug-disc] The sweet(?) smell of power supplies

Jason locklin locklin.jason at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 14:49:46 EDT 2014


Yeah, when I said closet, I meant somewhere large enough to displace the heat and not as part of general storage. I did something similar a few years back. I got frustrated trying to make a htpc quiet and on budget, so instead, I have a big, ugly, loud box strapped to the ceiling in my unfinished basement, with its 'tentacles' coming up through the walls into my living room. Lots of airflow on all sides, even underneath. Lol.

On April 7, 2014 1:10:53 PM EDT, John Johnson <jvj at golden.net> wrote:
>On 2014-04-07 11:34, Jason Locklin wrote:
>> Build the biggest machine possible for the coin, ugly and loud, stick
>it in a closet somewhere ....
>>    
>True story. A previous employer, a manufacturer of PBX telephone 
>systems, was sued because one caught fire and the facility where it was
>
>installed, a nursing home, burned down. The local distributor had 
>installed the PBX in a closet, along with other stuff in storage.
>
>While this might sound pedantic, PCs should be installed or set up such
>
>that there is no impediment to the ventiallation. I have sees desks ar 
>Ikea and Staples that look nice but do not, IMO, allow for ventilation.
>
>Without adequate ventilation YMWV.
>
>And in keeping with the pedantry, I would hope that with jobs that take
>
>3+ days to render, there is a UPS in the mix somewhere.
>Spring has sprung and the squirrels will be running among the trees and
>
>along the hydro wires soon enough. And, in my neighbourhood, from time 
>to time, a few squirrels are made extra crispy while causing momentary 
>brown/black-outs.
>
>And then there are the storms. Last summer, I was without power for 4 
>days. A kerosene lamp and a transistor radio came in handy.
>
>JohnJ
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