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Coiling/wrapping up PSU wires

Last response: in Components
April 20, 2003 2:04:22 AM

I just installed a new PSU in a new Case and while I would probably appreciate all the wire coming out the PSU in a full tower, in my mid-tower its messy. I've got like 16 inches of wire to cover the 4 inches from the PSU to the Mobo. I'd like to wrap the wires into a neat loop or two with some tie strips, but somehthing in the recesses of my mind is reminding be about coiled conductors creating magnetic fields.

Should I be worried about this. Its a 465W PSU.

April 20, 2003 5:14:04 AM

Don't worry about it. The power supply leads in a computer are of such low impedence that a one or two turn coil isn't going to make a bit of difference.

I have mine all bundled up and wrapped with a bag-tie, and I do the same on the machines I sell... with over 200 machines out there, so far no problem.

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