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Originally Posted by makecoldplayhistory View Post
I agree. It doesn't make any sense!





? Afraid I don't understand



In the Philippines, you can't be sure of anything!

In my bedroom, room fans spin fastest in the socket closest to the condo's source of power and slower when they're further away.

TBH, I don't really understand Think I'll all a sparky in the morning...

Thanks for the replies... off to bed now.
Even though they're supposed to be wired in parallel, it sounds like they may be wired wrong. This sounds like a voltage drop. Does the fan speed up and slow down when objects on the same circuit are turned on and off? If so, then you've got stuff wired in series, and therefore, your voltage is not constant, which isn't good for you pc or anything else for that matter.

If you had a good fluke multimeter you could check the voltage at the socket. Your psu will not like inconsistent voltage.

If you find that pulling from multiple sockets is dropping your voltage in spots, you'll need to get all the fans and whatnot off the leg that's running your electronics.
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If you had a good fluke multimeter you could check the voltage at the socket. Your psu will not like inconsistent voltage.
I don't think a fluke is necessary, cheaper one will do.
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I don't think a fluke is necessary, cheaper one will do.
You are right.

As long as it's not a cheapo that has a 100v fuse.
    
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