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SubjectRe: [lm-sensors] [PATCH] hwmon: Add power meters to Documentation/hwmon/sysfs-interface
On Mon, 3 Sep 2007 20:22:25 -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Mon, 03 Sep 2007, Jean Delvare wrote:
> > I see that the power supply class units are 10^-6 A and 10^-6 W, so if
> > we are supposed to be compatible, I guess we'll have to use this too.
>
> There was a good reason for that, and people who deal with small portables
> said that they needed 10^-4 A or somesuch, at which point it makes more
> sense to just go to 10^-6 already. I don't recall why 10^-6 W, though.

Well, if we need 10^-4 A, and we use voltages in the 1-2 V range
(that's what CPU, AGP etc. use these days), then we obviously need
10^-4 W as well.

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Jean Delvare
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