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Need to switch power supply over to 110v, from 220v. Need help.

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December 14, 2011 6:06:03 PM

I have a Packard Bell iPower 2.0X that I bought in Norway. It has a 220v power supply in it and now that I'm back in the US I'd like to replace it with a 110v version.

I'm not sure exactly what to get and not sure if all the numbers have to match.

The part number for the power supply is FSP400-60APG

My comp has two hard drives, SLI and the rest standard stuff.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Jeff
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December 14, 2011 6:12:10 PM

do the words autosensing appear on it anywhere, or is there a little switch?
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December 14, 2011 10:09:27 PM

13thmonkey, there is no switch, I looked.

rolli59, does it matter if some of the #'s are different, like the one you recommended says:

+3.3V@20A, +5V@20A, +12V@28A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3.0A

But mine says +3.3V@24A... like does the difference between 20A and 24A make a difference?

Thanks
a c 1098 ) Power supply
December 14, 2011 10:29:28 PM

Look at the AC INPUT specification. If the voltage is specified as 200-240V like the first image below then you need to get a new power supply unit. If the AC Input voltage specified shows 100-240 VAC like in the second image below then it has AC input voltage auto sensing and will automatically adjust itself to handle the appropriate AC input voltage.


December 14, 2011 10:34:28 PM

Thanks ko888, I know that much. I'm wondering if the DC output #'s have to match too?
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December 14, 2011 10:50:02 PM

nuvru said:
Thanks ko888, I know that much. I'm wondering if the DC output #'s have to match too?

No they don't. As long as the DC Output current on the +3.3V and +5V rails is adequate you will be fine. If the DC output current has a larger value it just means it has a higher rated output capacity.

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December 14, 2011 11:03:46 PM
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nuvru said:
13thmonkey, there is no switch, I looked.

rolli59, does it matter if some of the #'s are different, like the one you recommended says:

+3.3V@20A, +5V@20A, +12V@28A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3.0A

But mine says +3.3V@24A... like does the difference between 20A and 24A make a difference?

Thanks

As ko888 has already replied then those amp outputs are not critical unless your system is old. Modern system use most of their power from the +12volts. That PSU will pretty much run any std system that has been put out this century.
December 15, 2011 5:40:18 AM

Thanks Ko888 and Rolli59, you've all been a lot of help. I went ahead and purchased the one Rolli59 suggested and hope that works. I'll let you know if I remember to come back. :) 

Jeff
December 21, 2011 10:56:28 PM

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December 21, 2011 10:57:53 PM

Wanted to let you know that it worked without a hitch and runs great! Thanks for all your help!

Just to clarify I bought the CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2.
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