PC Power supply compatibility

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#1

anybody know if a US PC power supply can be used in the UK?
i know it’s switchable to a different voltage but is it compatible with the frequency since US runs at 60Hz and UK is at 50Hz and what does the rear of a UK power supply look like, so i know if the UK power cable can be used on it
thanx


#2

If it’s switchable or stated to be full range autovoltage, the frequency shouldn’t be an issue, since it neither uses it for timing, nor contains any iron-core transforformers that may be sensitive to frequency.

The standard connector on UK models is the IEC 3 pin - just looked at one on a US site, and it’s the same, and it was specified for 115/230V, 50-60 Hz.

If it supports the voltage, it should not be a problem - just make sure you DO put the “destruct switch” in the correct position!


#3

thanks for the info i was just too lazy to do some research.

hehehe yeah the switch deffo gotta be in 230 position thanks


#4

ok i looked on the side of one of my power supplys in the closet and it is 60/50 Hertz switchable never paid any attention to it coz ehh never had to build one for overseas
Thanks for your info.