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Dell PowerEdge maximum wattage

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#1 Karzahni


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 05:23 AM



I have a Dell PowerEdge T410, with redundant 580W power supplies. I understand these supplies do load balancing (to some extent) but I was wondering if that means they can safely deliver over 580W? Obviously this would defeat the redundancy, as one PSU will no longer be able to power the whole system, but this won't be important for me anyway. (I intend to use it as a workstation.)


I am expecting this to be a no, but I'm pretty sure I need just over 580W. 


The planned specs:

Dell PowerEdge T410

Dual Intel Xeon X5670

4x4+8 GB DDR3

EVGA GeForce GTX 950 Superclocked 2 GB

4x Dell Cheetah 300 GB 15000rpm SAS HDD RAID10

Dell PERC 6/i

Dell 580W RPS

CD/DVD combo drive SATA

Fedora 28 Cinnamon

(Yes I have researched the right adaptors to do this safely)


The purpose of this cobbled together system, is as a (home) workstation (mainly for virtualisation) which I can connect to four monitors and occasionally game on.

Edited by hamluis, 06 August 2018 - 07:33 AM.
Moved from Bldg/Upgrading to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 12:04 PM

The redundant configuration should produce 1160W.  Below is the power efficiency figures for this PSU.


Power Supply Efficiency at Specified Loadings    83.3%@10%, 89.3%@20%, 92.2%@50%, 90.9%@100%

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