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UK plug and PSU question

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January 1, 2011 4:45:09 PM

I just got through putting together a computer for my girl with some old parts i had and some new ones we just bought. My girl lives in the UK and i'm from the US so i'm not familiar with their electric plugs and all of that. The psu we just bought is a G7 power extreme 580 watt psu (not name brand i know but it was on sale).

The psu says 230 vac only, so i'm assuming this means it accepts only 230 volts on from an ac current. The thing is all the plugs that they have laying around the house say 250 on them. I don't want to plug this in and have the psu explode. Can anybody shed light this power issue. If i use the plus they have here (they all fit in the psu) will it overload the system or is it safe to use one of those plugs.

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January 1, 2011 5:06:50 PM

You need 230 input for UK.
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January 1, 2011 8:03:44 PM

The voltage std in the UK is 230volts.
(The plugs you refer to are simply rated higher for safety)
January 1, 2011 8:44:25 PM

rolli59 said:
The voltage std in the UK is 230volts.
(The plugs you refer to are simply rated higher for safety)



I just went ahead and tried it (before i logged back in and saw your reply) and it work so i figured it just meant the plug accepts up to 250 volts. Thanks for the reply though.
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