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Are power supplies universal? Western and Asian wattage and plug difference... HELP

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April 20, 2014 8:23:59 PM

Hi I'm ordering a

Corsair Professional Series 760 Watt Digital ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply AX760i

from Amazon to ship to South Korea. The wall plugs in Korea and the US are different, like in the US, they have 2 rectangular slits but in Korea they have 2 circular holes for the plugs.

I have never seen a power supply's plug, but since I'm ordering from the US, its probably the 2 rectangular slits right? What kind of plug converter/adapter would I need to use the power supply in Korea without damaging my computer?

thanks!

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a c 96 ) Power supply
April 20, 2014 8:27:54 PM

You'd need a Korean plug or an adaptor.
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a b ) Power supply
April 20, 2014 8:53:08 PM

*You must have a Power Supply that can use 220Volts and have the switch set to 220V (not 120V) as well.

We use: 120V 60Hz.
You use: 220V 60Hz.

**UPDATE: The one you chose does this automatically it seems. I saw no switch but it says: "Universal AC input from 90~264V"

Power Supplies here also use a THIRD prong for the ground, so I'm not sure how that works there. I'm guessing one of those two is tied to ground and that you need a 3-prong U.S.A.-to-2-prong adapter but you can find out more easily on your end.
http://www.thearrivalstore.com/plug-adapter-2prong-110v...
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April 20, 2014 10:20:30 PM

photonboy said:
*You must have a Power Supply that can use 220Volts and have the switch set to 220V (not 120V) as well.

We use: 120V 60Hz.
You use: 220V 60Hz.

**UPDATE: The one you chose does this automatically it seems. I saw no switch but it says: "Universal AC input from 90~264V"

Power Supplies here also use a THIRD prong for the ground, so I'm not sure how that works there. I'm guessing one of those two is tied to ground and that you need a 3-prong U.S.A.-to-2-prong adapter but you can find out more easily on your end.
http://www.thearrivalstore.com/plug-adapter-2prong-110v...


Thanks for your answer, but I am still very confused about all this voltage stuff. Since the power supply that I'm buying is universal AC input from 90-264V, what does that mean? Does that mean all I would need is the small simple 2 prong plug adapter? Are you sure it wouldn't damage my computer system that I am setting up here in Korea? My computer will be a high end gaming system.
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a c 96 ) Power supply
April 20, 2014 10:41:03 PM

It needs a 3 prong adapter plug. It has to have an earth as well as active and neutral
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April 21, 2014 12:31:19 AM

i7Baby said:
It needs a 3 prong adapter plug. It has to have an earth as well as active and neutral


Okay so I guess I wouldn't have to buy an adapter, I can just buy the Korean power supply cord right?

In the US you use:
http://www.google.co.kr/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fseag...

In South Korea you use:
http://www.google.co.kr/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fimag...


If I just buy the South Korean power supply cord for my power supply, everything should be fine right?
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a c 96 ) Power supply
April 21, 2014 3:41:43 AM

Yep - sounds good. Bet its a lot cheaper to get one in Korea though
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