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Windows 7: Best way of changing voltage for PSU

21 May 2014   #11
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

An adapter is one more link in the chain of failure. I'm not saying the Amazon adapter is of poor quality, but a lot of adapters are made with cheap or substandard parts, increasing their risk of failure and/or fire. I work in electronics, if I don't have to use an adapter to accomplish something that a cord or cable will do, then I'm happy. A single cord is a much better alternative to a cord and an adapter.


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21 May 2014   #12
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Is that the exact same thing except a different input end? Also, what is the difference of the different IEC 320 standards?
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22 May 2014   #13
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

It's the same thing, just a different input end. One that fits into a wall in Korea (I think).

This explains the IEC standards better than I can:

IEC 60320 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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22 May 2014   #14
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Oh so there are different IEC-320 standard plugs. Thank you for that info. Should I buy the cord straight from DigiKey or is there a better place?
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22 May 2014   #15
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

You'll probably get the best quality for the price at Digi-Key.com or Mouser.com. I use both for work, and they're great suppliers. Never a problem.
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22 May 2014   #16
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Ok thank you. I'll leave it unsolved in case anyone else wants to tell me something.
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