bobk3d Posted March 4, 2016 Report Share Posted March 4, 2016 I can do my web & e-mail on a laptop/iPad, but I need a real PC for photo editing and data archiving. The scenario I'm thinking of is 2-4 hours work without hookup or generator. Not every day, but I want it available. My current PC is overkill in terms of power, size, and weight. I'm thinking I could run this Intel NUC for a few hours off a standard house battery and dedicated PSW inverter.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856102129 It comes with a 65-watt power supply, consumes a little less than 20 watts at idle. I have two monitors rated for 50 watts each. So if I used one monitor, power usage would be 70-115 watts, and with two monitors, 120-165 watts. It sounds like 200AH batteries yield about 1 KWH at 50% discharge, so if I minimize other usage it looks practical. If I can upgrade the batteries, all the better, so I'll look into that next. I was initially considering a whole-house inverter/charger, but this is really all I need. It could also charge my camera/tool batteries, and I prefer to stay with the OEM AC chargers. I could dedicate the inverter to the desk, and shut it off when not in use. I guess I'd have to run off the normal outlets when on generator or shore power, but it should be easy enough to switch over. Thoughts? Experiences? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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