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    [QUOTE=MartinS;1329381]Slightly bizarrely my SS power amp, a Quad Artera consumes 750w max /QUOTE]

    Are you reading that rating off the back or the user guide? If so that is the rating for MAXIMUM output which in a domestic setting at least will never be used.
    Actual consumption will depend on volume level but will definitely be a lot lower in normal use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    I predict there will be an increase in the amount of meter-tampering this winter, with some dire consequences.
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    [QUOTE=Firebottle;1329386]
    Quote Originally Posted by MartinS View Post
    Slightly bizarrely my SS power amp, a Quad Artera consumes 750w max /QUOTE]

    Are you reading that rating off the back or the user guide? If so that is the rating for MAXIMUM output which in a domestic setting at least will never be used.
    Actual consumption will depend on volume level but will definitely be a lot lower in normal use.
    My Krell runs on Solar power or battery, it’s draws 400-500Wh, when I run out of power I’ll dig out the exercise bike and pedal fast to drive a generator to run it.
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    [QUOTE=AJSki2fly;1329393]
    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post

    My Krell runs on Solar power or battery, it’s draws 400-500Wh, when I run out of power I’ll dig out the exercise bike and pedal fast to drive a generator to run it.
    I bet all those hapless souls who pay 30 quid a month gym membership don't realise that their frantic cycling and treadmilling is keeping the gym's sunbeds and saunas going
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    I used to have a hamster when I was a youth and it would run in its wheel all night. Couldn't that be harnessed somehow? Like a couple of million of them doing shifts?

    Use an old warehouse or factory. I know they would need to be fed but you could feed them on the stuff that supermarkets chuck out. Just mash it into a paste.

    Wouldn't cost much since you start with two and breed them. And you could take in lost and abandoned ones as well, remove some weight off the RSPCA at this critical time of year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I used to have a hamster when I was a youth and it would run in its wheel all night. Couldn't that be harnessed somehow? Like a couple of million of them doing shifts?

    Use an old warehouse or factory. I know they would need to be fed but you could feed them on the stuff that supermarkets chuck out. Just mash it into a paste.

    Wouldn't cost much since you start with two and breed them. And you could take in lost and abandoned ones as well, remove some weight off the RSPCA at this critical time of year.
    Could be onto something there. Staff turnover will be a bit hectic though, hamsters only last about a year. But I suppose they could be 'repurposed' - it would only take a few hundred hamster pelts to make a winter warming gilet, or even an eiderdown for the less fashion conscious.
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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    Make them into cat food when they peg it.

    Mine lived for three years but I used to let him out to run around the living room for a few hours every night. He did chew the carpet up a bit in the corner behind the telly though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Make them into cat food when they peg it.

    Mine lived for three years but I used to let him out to run around the living room for a few hours every night. He did chew the carpet up a bit in the corner behind the telly though.
    He stuck around for three years? That's some going. I got one for my daughter and it only lasted six months. Waste of bloody money, I should have gone for the extended warranty. I was glad to see the back of it tbh, made a right racket all night, slept all day. I bought him this huge cage with all the toys, and what thanks did I get? He bit me, the ungrateful little brat.

    In hindsight I don't think he enjoyed me doing keepie ups with his hamster ball with him in it.
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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    So according to my now set up smart meter, the sugden uses 3-4p an hour, the orimaluna more like 9-10p an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourney View Post
    So according to my now set up smart meter, the sugden uses 3-4p an hour, the orimaluna more like 9-10p an hour.
    still not that much in the scheme of things unless it's on 12 hours a day every day.

    I think I do on average about 6 hours listening a week so I'll be keeping my old Krell.
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