Kyocera FS-3700 or Samsung ML-1520 Laser Printers

Kyocera FS-3700 or Samsung ML-1520 Laser Printers

Post by Tony » Thu, 21 Apr 2005 09:58:25


Don't know where you live but in my part of the world Kyosera replacement
toners and drum units are very expensive.
I can't give advise on the Samsung printer but please phone around and see what
the consumables are going to cost you.
We can sell a customer a brand new (non Kyosera) printer for less than the cost
of a Kyosera drum unit and they get change!!!
Cost of ownership has to be a large factor in deciding which printer you buy
(especially lasers).
Tony
 
 
 

Kyocera FS-3700 or Samsung ML-1520 Laser Printers

Post by Tony » Fri, 22 Apr 2005 14:48:12


Lisa
I have emailed you a portion of the user manual for the FS-3700 in PDF format
with an attachment that shows how to determine the page count.
Good luck
Tony

 
 
 

Kyocera FS-3700 or Samsung ML-1520 Laser Printers

Post by Tony » Sat, 23 Apr 2005 05:14:35


Hi Lisa
I took the power consumption from the same manual (Chapter 1 which I didn't
send to you). The 3 amp rating (for 220 volt mains) is maximum.This translates
to 660 watts approximately. The rating on the website will be average ie. 220
watts as I expect will be the Samsung; so you should compare 220 watts
(Kyocera) with 280 watts (Samsung) both average power consumption. The Samsung
will have a higher maximum rating than 280 watts. The fusing elements (lamps)
alone for any laser printer will run at 400 to 600 watts (there are probably
exceptions to this) and the rest of the printer will use a comparatively low
level of power. There is no way to reduce the fusing element power consumption
in laser printer design since hot fusing (fixing) is critical to correct
operation. The ambient power consumption (ie powered on but not printing will
be lower than the maximum, however the heater is turned on periodically to keep
the fuser hot whether you are printing or not with most printers). That is why
the average is lower than the maximum.
Why is power consumption a factor in your decision making? (just interested).
Hope this helps.
Tony
 
 
 

Kyocera FS-3700 or Samsung ML-1520 Laser Printers

Post by Tony » Sun, 24 Apr 2005 06:51:02


Good idea of course, the LJIII is a very old design and there have been some
radical improvements in many aspects
of laser printer design since then, not least of which is size, weight, speed
and power consumption. Most printers with similar features
will have similar power characteristics the major factors that will increase
power usage are paper size (A3 printers have a longer and more
powerful heating element than A4 printers) and speed of print.

Tony