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Hi,

I am thinking of buying this PSU

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0335251

And using it in my sig rig.

Will I have any problems with using it in Australia? Obviously I will use a power adapter.

But this specific Sparkle PSU seems to come with its own unique AC cord?

All help would be appreciated

Cheers,
Goldboy
post #2 of 12
Quote:
Input Voltage AC 90V/264V

It should work. thumb.gif
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post #3 of 12
Most PSU's can use either power these days, just buy the proper cable to fit into foreign outlets.
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post #4 of 12
Since it has active PFC it'll work anywhere in the world. Just get a cord native to your country. Be mindful, however, that the PSU you linked to uses a special plug (IEC C19). I don't know if those can be found in Australia. You could get something like this: http://magento.americord.com/oldstore/images/uploads/Computer%20Cords/c-14%20to%20c-19.JPG
Worse comes to worst you can take the original cable, remove the part that goes into the wall and replace it with an Australian plug...
Edited by Shub - 2/18/11 at 9:26pm
post #5 of 12
You'll need to get a PSU cable that would fit and as shub suggested you can get an adapter.
Edited by Hanjin - 2/18/11 at 9:27pm
post #6 of 12
Uhh am i looking at the picture right, the pins on the ac connector run horizontal? In that case, yes it does have a unique connector O_O
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post #7 of 12
You will need to get what shub suggested, however I don't think they can be found easily here is Aus.... You probably should grab one from the US while your there if you can.
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As long as the PSU has a switch in the back to change between 120 and 240, then your good.
 
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb;12442032 
As long as the PSU has a switch in the back to change between 120 and 240, then your good.

In the case of power supplies with active PFC, the switch isn't required.

The voltage doubler switch is only found on older units without aPFC.
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all the helpful replies +1 rep to all

Just wondering http://www.myshopping.com.au/ZM--1213557573_Comsol_Power_Cable_15A_IEC_C19_3_Pin_Aus_2M

Is this something what I will need? This is 15A - or should I be looking at the 10A version?

Also, if anybody could find it cheaper it would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
Goldboy
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