Originally Posted by notnyt
This is because you do not understand basic electronics. To make the same power, you will need twice as much current at 115v than you would at 230v. Watts are a measurement of power, amps are a measurement of current.
Not, I think there is a misunderstanding. I meant that it changes the game if the real labs really did come with 2x power cables. (i need to have my posts proofed maybe)
If you had 2 dedicated lines run with dedicated breakers, and 2 power cords from the amp, feeding 2 power supplies, then that would be double the power would it not?. But that doesn't seem likely as a design option, and i didn't see anything in the lab document to indicate that was the case. I was responding to beastaudio's post about dual power cords.
Just a note, many old high power computer servers have 3 power supplies for redundancy. It is not uncommon for an enterprise data-center to have A,B,C power. The idea is that you plug each power cord into A,B,C power and so if either a power supply or one of the 3 power circuits in the data-center failed, machine stays running. Considering the real lab 14K is a powerful amp made for touring I didn't think it was impossible that it could have 2 power cords meant for the purpose of feeding the beast more power. Not sure where you read in my reply to beastaudio that i agreed that was a fact, just that if it was true that was the case.
Show me where I don't understand basic electronics please?