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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
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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.


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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

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.
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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
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December 21, 2011 10:56:28 PM

Best answer selected by nuvru.
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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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