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Swap 220 power supply for 110

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June 7, 2009 8:46:39 PM

can I swap a 220 power supply from Philippines with a 110 for use in the Unites States as long as it is the same wattage i.e. 500 Watt 220 is currently installed.
June 7, 2009 9:01:08 PM

Hi D

I don't see why not as long as it has a voltage input switch for 220v and 110v. The Hz varies from Country to Country so you might want to check that as well, however, most PSU's have a Hz range that will cover most Countries, example 47-63Hz
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June 8, 2009 7:07:43 AM

yea should work just based off that anyway
June 8, 2009 7:29:26 AM

darrylza said:
can I swap a 220 power supply from Philippines with a 110 for use in the Unites States as long as it is the same wattage i.e. 500 Watt 220 is currently installed.


What make / model PSU do you currently have?
June 8, 2009 2:06:08 PM

Most newer PSU's will automatically detect and set themselves for 220 or 110, whatever you plug them into.
If it does not have a switch on the back, it is an auto-adjust.
But, just to be certain, what exactly is the brand and model?
Pluggin in a PSU set for 220 into 110 will result in the PSU simply running way under power, if it runs at all.
Plugging a PSU set for 110 into 220 will kill it instantly.
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