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To: null and void
If you fire a 1015 watts for 10-15 seconds once a second it dissipates an average power of 1 watt...

I guess the question is,  how much power do you actually need to run one of these? Can ya just plug it into the wall, and not have it blow every breaker in the lab?  Do you need a flux capaciter to power this sucker?

11 posted on 06/25/2013 4:46:24 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: zeugma

If there was ever a question that begged for a simple answer, that would be it.

I can’t give you one.

If you fired the laser less than 1500 times a second a standard 15 amp circuit could handle it.

ASSUMING all the power went to the laser (unknown how much goes to control circuits, cooling equipment, etc). ASSUMING the laser is 100% efficient (it isn’t!) and several other equally bad or worse assumptions...


12 posted on 06/25/2013 4:55:34 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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