There a couple people were wondering about avg. power consumption on a glowforge.
I did a sample cut on non-proofgrade cedar (1/4") and metered the process.
Now, this is a moving target. This is equal to trying figure out the exact amount of prints you can get from a ink jet cartridge. There are a lot of variables. With that said this is a ‘rough average’ of what the consumption ‘could’ be like.
And the usual disclaimer about the fact this is a pre-release and the final could be different goes here.
The values were pulled from a power metering sensing z-wave outlet. I’ve setup my HA (Home Automation) setup poll it every second.
So with the machine on an idle (Powered up and doing nothing)
This is absolutely filed in the DO NOT TRY AT HOME category. Nor I or glowforge will provide any support for this configuration. But in testing the glowforge under its own power was able to push open both blast gates and the veins on the exterior with ease. My interior to exterior ‘piping’ totals out to 20.5 ~ 21.5’