Power supply question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by punkboy101, May 28, 2004.

  1. punkboy101
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    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

    Hi all

    I've got a question regarding changing the power supply on my british machine that get's here Tuesday (hurray! :D ).

    I want to change the power supply to a canadian one, but I'm not sure if it will work. Someone here told me that it will be fine, but I don't want to try it unless I'm fairly sure, and he, like me, doesn't know too much about hardware. I personally can't see it working, but any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.


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  2. AJ

    AJ 01000001 01100100 01101101 01101001 01101110 Administrator

    Well I would say, in my humble opinion, but I could wrong, but I don't think, but correct me if I am wrong, but I think ................

    It should be fine so long as the output of the Canadian powerpack is the same as the UK one. About 12 Volts I think, you would need to check the specs on the power supply.


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  3. Nelix
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    Nelix Gigabyte Poster

    Alot of UK power supplies come fitted with a little slider to select between 240v/110v.

    Hope this helps
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

    Yeah - gonna agree with Nelix. You should just be able to switch it down to 110v (PLEASE make sure that Canada uses 110v though :oops: )
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  5. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    its not such a problem moving british equipment to a place that uses a lower voltage, in most instances if you forgot to flick the switch the stuff just wont turn on
    moving the other way is more of a problem as stuff starts blowing up

    not sure why you would need to change the power supply, it should be adjustable between 120vac/240vac, however some european ones are not, certain brands however optimize them for certain markets power distribution and leave off the switch, like my bloody 80 quid antec that is now useless when i go stateside hehe

    you shouldnt need a new power supply but if you really want one then yes it wont effect your computer system, as both PSUs should both be ATX compliant
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  6. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    What he said. :wink:
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  7. punkboy101
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    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

    Excelent, I'll have a look to see if there's a switch. Thanks for the help everyone.
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