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Old Sep 5, 2002, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default Really Big Battery...

Just wondering...is it even possible for someone to run a desktop PC and a monitor (and a small pair of speakers maybe) on a really big battery? Hmm I guess it COULD be feasible if you used lower-voltage parts and dont put a ton of fast drives in (like use a 5400RPM HDD or something that shouldn't need as much power to spin up) and then use just one CD-RW or something...and then put an LCD screen on the side.

Not to mention the battery must weigh a ton if there was one....
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Old Sep 5, 2002, 04:34 PM   #2
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yup, You could hook up lots of car batteries in parallel, then into an inverter (convert DC to AC), then step it up to mains potential.

If you just used 1 battery. it wouldn't last very long. Oh and sulphuric acid is not the sort of thing you want in your PC room!
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Old Sep 5, 2002, 06:05 PM   #3
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You could use a UPS, but you would need a big one for it to last for long. Or get a laptop?
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Old Sep 5, 2002, 06:25 PM   #4
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My UPS can keep my computer and 17" monitor running 15min+ ... with my 17" & 19" running an extended desktop, its closer to 7min.
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