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Windows 7: Electrical problems with wiring

08 Dec 2014   #11

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Au contraire!

On the line side of your electrical supply (the wall plug) that is 20A at 115 volts AC (US residential standard).
Your 1200 watt power supply is DC voltage. It probably only draws 10 Amps at 120v AC to run at full rated power.

You go with a 20A outlet because you will probably be plugging more than just the PC into it.

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08 Dec 2014   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

Your electrical utility company "owns" the wiring on the street and right up to the connection on the building (unless it is underground)
A bit of modification to that, usually it's only to the meter, everything from that to the building/s is up to the owner.

A note about a UPS, if the ground circuit doesn't exist it may not work or at the least give out lots of warning about it. And it shouldn't be connected to a GFCI-protected circuit [Ground Fault Circuit Interruption].

We lost the motherboard in my wife's computer several years ago to power bumps, found that a $60 UPS was cheaper than the motherboard so now all our computers run on them [3].

For my 'home office' need I ran a second 20-Amp circuit from the breaker box.
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