power consumption

David Dillow dave at thedillows.org
Fri May 22 06:08:04 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-05-21 at 22:01 -0700, Steven Hunt wrote:
> If the current is fluctuating rapidly you start to run into problems
> like, "is my multimeter measuring the average current or the RMS
> current?", which give you different answers for the power used.

And unless you can run the multimeter in series rather than parallel to
the circuit, you're not going to get current measurements anyways. That
is often hard to do without cutting a trace on a motherboard.

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