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Will this power supply work on 250V input or how can I make it work?

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August 17, 2012 1:19:30 PM

Hello, I'm planning on building a PC in a month and I need to know if this power supply is suitable to work on 250V input and also at 120V. Can you help me? The power supply I'am looking forward to buy is "Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W" If it wouldn't work out, can you suggest me a different power supply for around $130 maybe $20 more. (But dont push it :D ) I will be very appreciated!

Here is the link to the power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 17, 2012 1:25:27 PM

It can work on both 240V and 120V.
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August 17, 2012 6:19:11 PM

This page on Antec's website:

http://store.antec.com/Product/power_supply-high_curren...

says it has, "Universal Input - works on any 100V - 240V grid"
So, no problems! In fact, I believe this system adjusts automatically to the input voltage, and does not have a switch to be set manually.
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August 17, 2012 6:35:21 PM

+1
The vast majority of power supplies these days are autoswitching so you don't have to worry about the voltage of your main supply.
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August 17, 2012 9:23:58 PM

Yeah, its good to know but I'm talking about 250V :( 
Paperdoc said:
This page on Antec's website:

http://store.antec.com/Product/power_supply-high_curren...

says it has, "Universal Input - works on any 100V - 240V grid"
So, no problems! In fact, I believe this system adjusts automatically to the input voltage, and does not have a switch to be set manually.

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August 17, 2012 10:45:04 PM

Where are you using 250 V? That is not standard anywhere that i know of. Also most of them are rated for like 90-264 V so it should still work fine assuming you are still feeding it single phase power.
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August 18, 2012 10:05:44 AM

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August 18, 2012 10:06:58 AM

I'm going to be using it in Istanbul, Turkey in about 3 years and they are using 250V :( . I hope it will be okay, thanks for your help.
hunter315 said:
Where are you using 250 V? That is not standard anywhere that i know of. Also most of them are rated for like 90-264 V so it should still work fine assuming you are still feeding it single phase power.

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August 18, 2012 5:50:10 PM

From what I have found they use 230 V @ 50Hz which is a normal one and within the PSU's capability. Voltages are reported in a range usually, some in the US refer to the line voltage as 110 V, others 115, and some 120 V, all refer to the same line voltage and it is all close enough since the RMS voltage of the line is generally +/- 5-10 V so that may explain how you heard it as 250 V, someone might be calling it that but not the official technical documents.
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August 18, 2012 6:26:36 PM

hunter315 said:
Voltages are reported in a range usually, some in the US refer to the line voltage as 110 V, others 115, and some 120 V

Although some places may still call it 110/220V or 125/250V for historic reasons ('standard' voltages were a lot less universal 40+ years ago), most of those run in the 115-120/230-240V range or are progressively standardizing around that.
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August 18, 2012 10:15:52 PM

Thank you very much. I feel better now. :) 
hunter315 said:
From what I have found they use 230 V @ 50Hz which is a normal one and within the PSU's capability. Voltages are reported in a range usually, some in the US refer to the line voltage as 110 V, others 115, and some 120 V, all refer to the same line voltage and it is all close enough since the RMS voltage of the line is generally +/- 5-10 V so that may explain how you heard it as 250 V, someone might be calling it that but not the official technical documents.

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