Reply to post: Re: LHC = 27Km circle

It's over 9,000! Boffin-baffling microquasar has power that makes the LHC look like a kid's toy

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Re: LHC = 27Km circle

Power output in Kettles ?

CERN uses 1.3 terawatt hours of electricity annually [ ... ] At peak consumption, usually from May to mid-December, CERN uses about 200 megawatts of power

So that's 100.000 kettles at 2kW each, all of them running for 6500 hours. At roughly 100 seconds to heat a liter from 15C to boiling in such a kettle each of them would make 234.000 liters of tea, or a bit over half a million mugs over those 6500 hours.

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