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Power Supply Cable faulty

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December 18, 2013 11:11:04 PM

Hi guys.
So I built a new computer about a week ago, and for my PSU I got a FSP Aurum 1200w Pro Modular Power supply.

Thing is with this power supply, it has a weird kind of cable that I don't know the name of. Here is a pic:

What it looks like
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So, when I plug this cable into the my rig - my computer will only turn on when I hold it at a specific angle (and only if I hold it there). But it makes sharp electrical sounds, and the inside of the plug (on the cord end) looks all burnt up.

I've gone around to all the local stores and none of them have ever seen a power cable like this before so it's hard to get a replacement. Is there a specific name for this kind?

Computer runs fine as long as power makes its way into the PSU, so the PSU seems to work fine.

Any help would be most welcome. If you need any further information just ask :) 

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December 18, 2013 11:27:06 PM

Probably something you would want to contact the manufacturer about. I've never seen that type of cable before either.

http://www.fspgroupusa.com/support_center.html
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December 18, 2013 11:48:27 PM

Anub1s said:
Probably something you would want to contact the manufacturer about. I've never seen that type of cable before either.

http://www.fspgroupusa.com/support_center.html


For anyone that comes across this post. The cable is called a C19 Female. It isn't very common and is used with commercial computer systems. Apparently people are starting to use them with the higher powered PSU's.

Very hard to find in store though so I would recommend staying away from them at least until they become more common.
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December 18, 2013 11:51:03 PM

Good info, thanks for updating.
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