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Fsp Psu billy888 Oct 16th, 06, 03:13 PM #1

Anyone knows what's the 12DC adaptor input at back of PSU for?


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TheTrap Oct 16th, 06, 03:28 PM #2
bro I think wrong section ! this is garage sales you might wanna to the troubleshooting section
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billy888 Oct 16th, 06, 03:29 PM #3
sorry, u know what's that for?
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Techno Pride Oct 16th, 06, 07:08 PM #4
is it a red switch?

it's for switching between 110-230v AC input. It should be set to the voltage of the country you bought your psu in.

do not change the setting.
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trekker99 Oct 16th, 06, 07:23 PM #5
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Anyone knows what's the 12DC adaptor input at back of PSU for?
Never heard of that before. Do you have a picture?

@Techno Pride, the 115V-230V selector can come in many colours. Some more expensive PSUs do not come with one.
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TheTrap Oct 16th, 06, 07:32 PM #6
....donno leh but I see most ones I have ....all red and its 115 or 110-230v....singpore use 110 IIRC so like techno said just use 110 if your in singapore and its to direct the certain no. of volts to your PSU ....too much also no use or will kill it i think...anyways singapore power lines follow England's 110 so there you have it
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trekker99 Oct 16th, 06, 07:53 PM #7
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....donno leh but I see most ones I have ....all red and its 115 or 110-230v....singpore use 110 IIRC so like techno said just use 110 if your in singapore and its to direct the certain no. of volts to your PSU ....too much also no use or will kill it i think...anyways singapore power lines follow England's 110 so there you have it
Well, it could be true that most PSUs are red but I have seen some which are not, so best not to make the assumption. Don't want to fry your PSU =P.

Sorry hor, Singapore is 230V so is UK. It is the States that use 110V.

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See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity

Nice picture to show which country use what voltage.

* EDIT *

It is very important to ensure the setting is 230V if your mains supply 230V. Otherwise, you will burn the PSU and maybe your components.
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wwenze Oct 16th, 06, 07:57 PM #8
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....donno leh but I see most ones I have ....all red and its 115 or 110-230v....singpore use 110 IIRC so like techno said just use 110 if your in singapore and its to direct the certain no. of volts to your PSU ....too much also no use or will kill it i think...anyways singapore power lines follow England's 110 so there you have it
Hmm... did you try switching yours to 110/115V?
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trekker99 Oct 16th, 06, 08:01 PM #9
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Hmm... did you try switching yours to 110/115V?
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orca Oct 16th, 06, 08:15 PM #10
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Yah... tried it before in school... fried a computer with a nice flash of light to boot..

Computer can go scrapyard liao >.>
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billy888 Oct 16th, 06, 08:55 PM #11
It's not a red switch. A blue round 12dc input, just like u connect to Nokia handphone for charging
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TheTrap Oct 16th, 06, 08:59 PM #12
never tried before...not even touched...just trying to help by poking around whats behind my PSU
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billy888 Oct 16th, 06, 09:12 PM #13
http://www.geocities.com/leejohnloh/techie.html

FSP PSU - there is a blue power adaptor connection stated 12DC...what is that for? extra power input or?
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Barrin Oct 16th, 06, 09:30 PM #14
if you have a measuring equipment or multimeter with you, well you could try mearsuring the socket, based on what i see..it can be an additional power input or also an additional power output,but you need the meter to measure it, it the socket is giving out 12volts when the power is on..then it is a additional power output..if the measurement is 0v then it is an input.
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trekker99 Oct 16th, 06, 09:37 PM #15
Model please? That photo is rather poor.
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