I went beyond a 20A circuit with my current workstation. The two chassis setup works fine until I turn a printer on and then get low voltage on the line conditioners. I purchased the Tyan Thunder K8WE around Nov-Dec 06. I finally got an electrician to come out Wednesday.
Had: 20A single pole breaker and circuit/switch for my workstation
New: 20A double pole 20A@240V breaker split to 2 x 20A@120V on a single throw / double pole switch. Each side of the switch has 20A@120V.
Side 1: Main chassis: PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750W power supply + Tripp Lite 2400W line conditioner (12A draw) Tyan Thunder K8WE Dual AMD 280 dual core 2.4 Opterons 8GB RAM SCSI RAID controller with 10SCSI hard drives SCSI controller for three tape drives, SCSI-UW CD-ROM USB2/FW800 controller ATI x1950 Pro x16 video card
Side 2: Second chassis: PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 510W power supply + Tripp Lite 1800W line conditoner (10A draw) 10 SCSI drives 3 tape drives SCSI-UW CD-ROM
600W line conditioner: Monitor, LaCie FW800 hard drives, DVD burner, 2 Printers, USB hubs and devices
Voltages back to normal. I can run everything with no voltage drops
Tomorrow, I migrate the hardware to new chassis. Pictures to follow.
quote: Originally posted by: derGhostrider Are line conditioners designed for laserprinters? I just know that laser printers should not be attached to an UPS but don't know anything about line conditioners...