My family has been waiting for our new home to be completed here in San Luis Obispo. We finally started the move in process, which is never fun. I’m setting up my office and I’ve realized that I made a pretty stupid mistake – not enough power!!!
We bought a new construction home, so we had the option to run additional power while they were framing the house. We added one for a fridge in the garage (a family of 6, soon to be seven!) and a microwave in a pantry closet. I didn’t even think about my office. 😦
I just recently purchased a soldering station, flipped it over to check out the power requirements: 6A. That’s when it hit me – why oh why did I not run an additional circuit to the office!?!
My office has a 15A circuit on it, which supports a max of 1800 watts. Of course, you really should only have your circuits running at 80%, so that leaves 1440 watts for me to use.
Here’s my list of stuff (plus my wife’s as we are sharing it as a craft room / office):
|2013 Mac Pro||205|
|Skiva USB Charging Station||84|
|Dell 34″ UltraWide||55|
|StarTech Drive Enclosure||48|
|Samsung Monitor (purchased before my boycott started…)||36|
|Raspberry Pi Charger||12.5|
There is some good news:
- These are all estimated peak wattage usage numbers, and
- Not all of these devices will be used simultaneously.
Moral of the story: always plan ahead for your power usage needs.