23730Re: [nslu2-linux] Re: Marvell SheevaPlug Port --- Has anybody seen this?
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> David, That is good to know. But the 5w (that you say) as the pwr ofI got my numbers from here:
> SheevaPlug is definitely not half that of the Slug. Long time ago I had precisely
> measured the power usage and listed here. Even though the pwr supply is rated
> at 5v, 2amp that is (almost) enough to supply two attached notebook drives. If I
> remember correctly, the slug itself takes only about 2 or 3 watts.
...although cross referencing elsewhere shows that they're probably
wrong. Go wiki!
Oh, yes, one other thing where the SheevaPlug wins is that it has proper
USB power circuitry: you can plug high-load devices into it and they'll
actually run, without any of the weird brownouts the NSLU2 is prone to.
One day I'd like to meet whichever designer at Linksys thought that
would be a good idea...
(In fact, you can take the lid off the SheevaPlug and you end up with a
mini 5V switch mode supply in one hand and the computer in the other.
It's *ideal* for running off batteries.)
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