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Concern about Power Consumption

I recently was given the CLP-300. I noticed the power consumption is listed at 350W. I have read a few posts over the net that the power supply may be an issue. I noticed quite a load in regular 120 outlets. First, do I need a 220? or what is best way to handle the load? Or, do I have a lemon?

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  • Craig Davis Dec 26, 2007

    put what? to sleep. I'm taking it back. It shouldn't heat up and smell like it has electrical issues.

  • Craig Davis Dec 28, 2007

    Yes, thanks. I worked out an alternative power outlet that can hold load and is working fine.



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All laser printers draw a large amount of watts to heat the fuser, it is a quatz halogen lamp that heats up metal rollers to melt the toner into the paper.

All fusers in laser printers give of a smell (burning metalic electical ozonee smell) mostly when new, Fusers run at high temps and parts burn in a little.

No issue with power supply any more than any laser printer ie none

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As with any device that heats up you will see a draw on a 115 volt outlet depending on what else is on the same BREAKER, not outlet. 350 watts is only about 3A compared to some hairdryers that exceed 15A. A 220 unit would help but not much. I suggest making sure you "put it to sleep" as soon as possible after printing unless you are just constantly printing and can't wait for the warm ups.

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    William Wittekind Dec 26, 2007

    Sorry about that I missed the fact that it was new from somewhere that it could be returned or that it smelled like it had electrical issues. When I say put it to sleep I mean that most printers go nearly off when not in use for a while; ie they no longer warm up the components until a print request is received. For example an average desktop printer I looked up used 450W when warming up or actually printing, 70W on stand-by, but only 5W when asleep.



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