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I am moving back to Europe from the US and Im taking my rig with me, so I am wondering if my PSU will work fine there with just a plug adapter or if I need to get a different PSU?

I though t of maybe buying something like this and problem solved but i dont know if my PSU will fry if i plug it directly to the wall.

I sent my question to Cooler Master and they haven't responded yet, so I thought maybe someone here knows.
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Most quality PSUs support both European and American voltages and will automatically switch between them. But make sure there's not a physical switch on the back (it would be small and say 110 on one setting and 210 (or whatever it is) on the other.
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post #3 of 8
when I was younger, I flipped that physical switch on a old computer. I heard a charging like sound, and then Poof!

was so scared I took the PSU out and hid it xD
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That cable you linked to should be fine for your PSU. PSU's normally switch between european or US voltages automatically or with a switch. If there is a switch set it to 220 (the electrical voltage used in europe) and you will be good to go
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there is no switch so I assume it will do it automatically. Are there different types of cables that support different loads for PSUs?
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post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by CBZ323 View Post
there is no switch so I assume it will do it automatically. Are there different types of cables that support different loads for PSUs?
Well the outlets in Europe are different from those in the US, so you'll have to get a cable that fits into European outlets.
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EU:
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by Waffleboy View Post
Well the outlets in Europe are different from those in the US, so you'll have to get a cable that fits into European outlets.
I posted a link in my OP.
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