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Corsair CX500V2 Power cord question

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September 17, 2011 2:39:47 PM

Hey,
Purchased a corsair cx500v2 500W psu but the power cord that it came with has umm 'cuboidal' pins whereas the cord currently i use has 'cylindrical' pins and my ups too only has cylindrical pins compatible sockets so the corsair's power cord won't fit.
So question is can i use the cylindrical cord to power the psu instead of the one that came with it?
And oh yeah the ratings of power cords are as follows-
Corsair - 13A 230V
Current one- 6A 230V

Will that difference in amps cause any problem if i use my current (cylindrical pins ) cord?
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a c 104 ) Power supply
September 17, 2011 4:23:34 PM

If you mean the cord from the wall to the psu, then yes, you've been supplied with a U.K. spec plug and you obviously aren't in the U.K. :) 
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September 17, 2011 4:59:42 PM

Thanks. So i'll have to buy another cylindrical type power cable of equivalent rating or use a power strip that has the socket structure required for corsair's cord, huh?
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a c 104 ) Power supply
September 17, 2011 6:16:56 PM

Whatever passes for a kettle lead in your country will be fine, thats all those plugs are,
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September 17, 2011 6:52:19 PM

So you meant that those rating aren't so important also. If i go ahead and plug my current cord to the psu and everything works fine then i should not worry about it?
Currently the power cable that i use is this (YP81) - www.signalandpower.com/products/226

Do you think i'd be fine with it?
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a c 104 ) Power supply
September 17, 2011 9:31:28 PM

The only difference between U.K. and U.S. standards is the shape of the pins, you should be able to use that one no problem, although I dont know what your house supply is, 110v I assume but I dont know what amps your 'normal' fuses should be, ours is 240v and a 'normal' fuse is 3a,5a or 15A dependant on the appliance, if your not sure, ask a local electrician for safety's sake
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September 19, 2011 2:14:58 PM

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September 19, 2011 2:18:48 PM

thanks man. Currently using that standard YP81 cable. Working good.
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September 19, 2011 2:24:47 PM

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