PSU Power Cord

Ocz technology Fatal1ty 550w atx12v & ep...
December 16, 2010 at 13:39:04
Specs: Linux i686, Windows Vista,, 2GHz/2GB
Yes, I was wondering how important it is to use the cord from the actual company built for the actual computer ? I've always had spare cables and computers laying around. That I could really care less about and never really gave it much thought. But now that I was about to build me a new one and I need a new cable I started wondering about that. Like on the website for my power supply it says various parts you can order well all being just different power cords for different regions. I currently have the OCZ550FTY and I need the OCZ550FTY-EU. Now do I really need that one or can I use my girlfriend's dad's power supply from 19...(whatever over ten years that's for sure) or would I be wanting to at least get something produced in this decade ?

I was also wondering if anyone knows if the power supply OCZ 550W Fatal1ty handles the different voltages automatically ? I don't seem to see a switch anywhere on it like I would in my girlfriend's converter or on most of the older computers I've seen. On the back of the PSU it says it can handle 100v-240v but I'm paranoid and waiting for a switch somewhere.

Any help on this would be greatfully appreciated.


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#1
December 16, 2010 at 18:21:03
The cord does have to be the correct part in order to work safely. I use them interchangeably but I know my loads are not that great. If you suspect that your system may need more than a normal crt monitor then get the right one.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#2
December 16, 2010 at 18:22:37
Almost every PSU made are Planet type. They are simply designed to select a range automatically. Be sure you read the owners manual to be sure how it is supposed to work.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#3
December 16, 2010 at 19:00:12
If you are talking about the cord that connects from mains power to the powersupply of your PC then Go ahead and use whatever you have. I've even used one that originally came with an electric jug.

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#4
December 17, 2010 at 06:11:45
The part number is for the power cord in different areas, Suffix EU for European Union, UK for United Kingdom, None of US. Must be the type of plug.

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