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post #1 of 7
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In a few weeks I will be moving from the US to the UK. I am acutely aware that the outlets are different in the UK, and as I understand the voltage is different as well. My question is, when I move, will I need to buy a new psu to safely use my computer, or just a wall converter?
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post #2 of 7
All your going to need is the new cable, if I remember right.
    
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post #3 of 7
Well I just did the opposite, I just got a new cable and it worked like a charm
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post #4 of 7
Which exact model of PSU is it?

Most of the Thermaltake PSU have automatic switching:

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Universal AC input 100V~240V automatically scans and detects the correct voltage.
Although a couple of them seem to be missing this feature - most likely you will jsut have to pick up a UK Kettle Lead.
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Yeah, I found some old paperwork and it take any voltages from 100-240. Thanks.
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post #6 of 7
Most power supplies automatically detect the voltage coming into it, so you'll only need a new cable. And if it doesn't automatically switch, there will be a manual switch that you have to change. So yeah, just a new cable.
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post #7 of 7
You need a PSU that doesn't have the manual voltage switch on the back (if it did it would be rather ancient) and the right lead. That's about it.
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