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    Epia current when off

    I was checking out the power consumption of my new epia ME-6000 in the off mode, and it draws 160-180mA at 12v. My old EPIA 800 only used 20mA. Anyone know of any bios settings to change this? I really dont want to have to add a relay setup.

    BTW: I am using one of the older 55Watt DC-DC psu's from a case.

    --Tom
    ME-6000, Lilliput 7" vga + touch, generic GPS, RedHat 9, custom mapping software.

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    That's because the DC-DC's buck converters are still running to provide 5VSB, in case it is needed.

    This happens to all DC-DC boards and power supplies unless you shut down the power with a power sequencer. Not a good idea to draw 160ma for more than few days, you can kill your battery.

    -Andrei
    P.S. Also, the power supervisior on your EPIA board consumes power, but not as much.

    Quote Originally Posted by ciagon
    I was checking out the power consumption of my new epia ME-6000 in the off mode, and it draws 160-180mA at 12v. My old EPIA 800 only used 20mA. Anyone know of any bios settings to change this? I really dont want to have to add a relay setup.

    BTW: I am using one of the older 55Watt DC-DC psu's from a case.

    --Tom

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