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Date:      Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:45:42 +0200
From:      Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf@alice-dsl.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: UPS buying suggestion
Message-ID:  <1381837542.757.45.camel@archlinux>
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On Tue, 2013-10-15 at 16:34 +0800, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> The power meter will show you the actual W consumed by the device but
> not the VA that your UPS will have to deliver.

The shown kWh can be converted to average W, where VA more or less is
equal to W.

http://www.rapidtables.com/convert/electric/wh-to-watt.htm
http://askville.amazon.com/Watt-Volt-Amper/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=3916116

Anyway, you can't trust those power meters.





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