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PSU Voltage Problem

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Last response: in Components
November 5, 2013 8:34:40 PM


First, sorry for my english

I tested my new cheap Generic 300w PSU using a multimeter
Everything seems fine and have correct and proper voltage except the one wire. The Blue one. It supposed to have a reading of -12v but my multimeter only reads -10.47

I test my PSU by jumping the green and black wire using paper clip.

Is it normal? Or do i need to replace my PSU

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a c 1665 ) Power supply
November 5, 2013 9:19:19 PM

-12V - This rail is pretty much obsolete now and is only kept on to provide backward compatibility with older hardware. Some older types of serial port circuits required both -12V and +12V voltages, but since almost no one except industrial users use serial ports anymore you as a typical home user can pretty much disregard this rail.