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Corsair hx750 loose fit

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May 26, 2012 2:09:21 PM

In my new system built I used a CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply. I ran across something that went unnoticed before considering my mind was more focused on the other internal components and updating my drivers. What I came across was that the power ac plug that hooks into the back of the power supply has a little wiggle room. It doesn't fit snugly. Is this normal for the corsair 750hx? The cord itself is heavier than most. Also if someone else responding to this post has the corsair power ac plug for this model can you please let me know who the manufacturer is?

On my cord it says Xintai xt-202 13A 125v. If that's the proper cord I'd like to verify.
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a b ) Power supply
May 26, 2012 2:56:21 PM

a C13/14 IEC cable is a C13/14 IEC cable.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_60320

if it fits loose and bothers you that much find one that is a little more snug but what or who manufactured it doesn't make a difference. i do not exaggerate when i tell you i have plugged in thousands of components.
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May 26, 2012 3:37:06 PM

Wrong. I thought the same thing exactly for my Seasonic 750w power supply. You have to push it hard in there. When you put the ac plug in the first time, it takes some effort to push it to make it stay.
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Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
May 26, 2012 3:45:47 PM

mazchazo said:
Wrong. I thought the same thing exactly for my Seasonic 750w power supply. You have to push it hard in there. When you put the ac plug in the first time, it takes some effort to push it to make it stay.

and having to push it in hard the first time makes my statement wrong how?

again an IEC cable is an IEC cable. spend 10+ years as an audio engineer for live events, then tell me different :p 
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May 26, 2012 6:05:20 PM

Thanks for the timely response Mazchazo and looniam. I gave it a little extra push and it seems to not move around at all now. I guess I was being overly delicate with my components. I had the same issue with plugging in the 24 pin connector. I think I'll prop the excess cord up on something just so the weight isn't snagging on the socket and go about my business. Another situation alleviated by my fellow toms!
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May 26, 2012 8:18:01 PM

My HX750W came with a LINETEK 14 GAUGE AC power cable and you do have to make sure it's pushed all the way in or it'll fall out because the cable is stiff and heavier than most.
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June 7, 2012 5:38:55 AM

Anonymous said:
and having to push it in hard the first time makes my statement wrong how?

again an IEC cable is an IEC cable. spend 10+ years as an audio engineer for live events, then tell me different :p 


After a while, you wear out the plastic and you don't have to probably push as hard to get it in there next time.
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Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
June 7, 2012 5:44:43 AM

mazchazo said:
After a while, you wear out the plastic and you don't have to probably push as hard to get it in there next time.

that has absolutely nothing to do with the type of cable.

and lets not deal with probably but facts.
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June 17, 2012 6:53:22 AM

Anonymous said:
that has absolutely nothing to do with the type of cable.

and lets not deal with probably but facts.


Idk, based off my experience, the first time I pushed in the ac cable in my psu, it is easier to push it in now after a while. I guess the plastic slowly takes form after heat, time, etc.
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June 17, 2012 6:55:15 AM

Anonymous said:
and having to push it in hard the first time makes my statement wrong how?

again an IEC cable is an IEC cable. spend 10+ years as an audio engineer for live events, then tell me different :p 


Not saying you were wrong, you could use another cable instead. But, these psu cables are a bit stiff when first plugging them in.
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