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    How big is the power consumption of the mac mini?
    As the above title says: How big is the power consumption of the mac mini? In Watts if possible.


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    Kar98's Avatar
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    Mar 17, 2006
    Well, the power adapter for the Intels is rated at 85W (65 for the G4), so that's the maximum possible power draw. Less than a lightbulb.
    I has a signijer.

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    rman's Avatar
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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    Quote Originally Posted by Apple
    Electrical and environmental requirements

    * Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
    * Line voltage: 100-240V AC
    * Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
    * Maximum continuous power: 110W
    * Operating temperature: 50 to 95 F (10 to 35 C)
    * Storage temperature: -40 to 116 F (-40 to 47 C)
    * Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
    * Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet
    Per Apple site
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Aug 17, 2006
    I checked this using a special in-line plug that measures loading, UK power supply 230V 50Hz.

    mac mini switched on but doing nothing 24W
    playing divx video 25W
    Sleeping 14.4W
    Completely switched off 12W

    don't leave this bad boy switched on at the wall when not in use, 12W equates to around 10GBP or 20USD per year.

    I checked the OFF consumption of my sony laptop, it was <0.01W. this amounts to environmental terrorism by apple.

    Wikipedia suggests the US phantom load could power Vietnam, Peru & Chile, thanks Apple.

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