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Power supply test

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June 19, 2003 3:35:50 PM

I just read the latest test of power supplies. What suprised me a little bit is that the article is entirely focused on output, assuming the input is OK. In reality, the mains power in many cases experience voltage dips, surges and short losses of power. I bet the power supplies were to perform even worse if you tested them at the extremes of the input interval. A power supply that claims input 100-240V should work all the way from 90V to 264V. Does it?

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June 19, 2003 6:39:38 PM

that's why you should use a power conditioner or battery backup that regulates voltage! :smile:
June 20, 2003 3:27:32 PM

Well actually I don't think it will work from 100V to 240V.

As you might know the European electricity net is 230/240V and the American is 100/110V. The PSU will probably work on only those two settings... and not on 170V or something so outrange.

And frankly a PSU has to make a stable output... if your input is unstable then that is not the PSUs problem but the problem for a power stabilizor.

My CPU fan spins so fast that it creates a wormhole :eek: 
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