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    Default Check that Dry Box power consumption

    Hi
    I just did an Audit of my Dry boxes's power consumption with those
    Wattage measuring plugs that you can buy now for around $60.00 (some sell them
    as high as $90-$120). When Buying electrical stuff, Sim Lim Tower is very
    reasonable.

    My Dry Boxes consume
    ----------------------------------------------
    Cost is estimated on 20% rise in price Starting October 2008 to December 31
    and also my estimate as there is no direct entry of watts

    BRand ------ ACtive --------Idle (not drying but 'on') -----------Assume full on 24x7
    ================================================== ==============
    Digi Cabi --- 5 watts ------- 1.4watts $ < 2.00 per month ----- $2.50
    AM-PRO #1 --- 6 watts ------- 0 watts $< 1.00 per month ----- $2.50
    Am-pro #2 --- 25 watts ------- 0 watt $< 3.00 A month ------ $6.00

    However I had a small AM-PRO and I measured it and it
    was consuming 25 Watts (1/2 power of a FAN) when it was on!!!

    http://services.spservices.sg/cs_ser...ergy-audit.asp

    So if you dont want to waste money for nothing
    just audit all your stuff to check what the IDLE COST is
    of all your equipment.

    If you are not happy with the IDLE power consumption
    then you might want to consider a Timer that allow
    you to run things every 2 or 3 hours..

    I suggest for dry cabinets you can run them only at night
    with a timer if your consumption is not acceptable to you.


    Allan
    Last edited by Allan Teo; 29th September 2008 at 07:40 PM.

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    Default Re: Check that Dry Box power consumption

    which 1 better? fungus or cost saving of few bucks?
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    Default Re: Check that Dry Box power consumption

    If one can afford all those DSLR and lenses, I dont see what a saving of $6 per month is to them.




    Same logic as buying a car but not driving it because petrol is rising.

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    Default Re: Check that Dry Box power consumption

    Quote Originally Posted by DeSwitch View Post
    If one can afford all those DSLR and lenses, I dont see what a saving of $6 per month is to them.




    Same logic as buying a car but not driving it because petrol is rising.
    or park at a open field which is few blocks away since it is free???
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    Default Re: Check that Dry Box power consumption

    basically if you want to save a few per months
    you can switch the dry cabinet off when the air con is on

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    Good analysis. It is nice to know how much the power consumption is against cost of operating it.

    However I will not switch it off as I want to protect my camera, lens, filters and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    which 1 better? fungus or cost saving of few bucks?
    Objection !!!

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    don't blame your camera even if fungus grows. hahahaha. :P it's not the fungus. it's the photographer!!
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    Default Re: Check that Dry Box power consumption

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    basically if you want to save a few per months
    you can switch the dry cabinet off when the air con is on
    Probably you spend more by switching on the air con than by leaving the dry cabi power on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garion View Post
    Probably you spend more by switching on the air con than by leaving the dry cabi power on.
    you'll spend even more leaving your dri-cabi AND aircon on. lol
    There are 3 types of people in this world. One that can count, and one that can't. :sweat:

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    Default Re: Check that Dry Box power consumption

    $6 is insignificant per month
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    just think about the ERP you are paying per day.... $6 per month for drycab is cheap already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liveevil View Post
    just think about the ERP you are paying per day.... $6 per month for drycab is cheap already.
    that is sooooo very very very true. hahaha.
    There are 3 types of people in this world. One that can count, and one that can't. :sweat:

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    Default Re: Check that Dry Box power consumption

    switch to Dry Box + Silical Gel will offer you the best savings

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