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Old 26-02-2014, 02:42   #1
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Guide on watts required to run a boat computer system in 2014

If we go back about 4 years then
monitors drew about 70 watts, boat specific pc's drew about 70 watts, laptops drew about 70 watts.

If you had a seperate flat screen TV then this took about 50 watts.

Then came netbooks which drew about 25-30 watts but lacked some performance, but were a big step forward in energy reduction.

Now in 2014 the energy star TV performance and functionality has taken a step forward so you can save even more watts.

So now it is possible to have a very functional fanless PC that draws around 8 watts and a combined monitor/tv that draws around 8 watts.
The monitor fuctionality allows tft, hdmi connections and usb movies.

This means that for around 20 watts, 1.5a at 12v, 0.8a at 24v, you can have a fully functioning PC system.
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