Hardware Thread, PSU Help in Technical; Hey I have just bought a new psu for a dell computer it is set at 115 by the switch ...
13th November 2009, 02:16 PM #1
Hey I have just bought a new psu for a dell computer it is set at 115 by the switch on the back... is this right or does it need to be at the 230?
13th November 2009, 02:20 PM #2
230, will go bang on 110. Why they send them out set at that voltage I don't know!
13th November 2009, 02:22 PM #3
should be 230 - just double check it's designed for UK and the model number matches the one you are replacing
You will smell if you have the wrong voltage set
13th November 2009, 02:23 PM #4
thought it was, just wanted to check, the origional psu that was in was set at 115 thought that maight have been why it went bang in the first place
13th November 2009, 02:24 PM #5
put some glue in the switch to stop them being flicked in furture
13th November 2009, 02:25 PM #6
most new dell PSU's don't come with the switch anymore.
13th November 2009, 02:26 PM #7
Yes if the little cherebs set it to 110 then turned it on it would kill it.
Originally Posted by neon
Why can't they just all autorange on the voltage I do not know.
13th November 2009, 02:42 PM #8
Ok so i fiitted the new psu and set it to 230...got all excited pressed the power and... nothing happens... how can I tell what is wrong? Could it have wrecked the motherboard?
13th November 2009, 02:44 PM #9
very possible that it's blown the mobo, CPU, RAm
13th November 2009, 02:45 PM #10
Checked the lead/fuse?
13th November 2009, 02:50 PM #11
note to self make sure you switch it on
hahaha its friday!
13th November 2009, 02:57 PM #12
13th November 2009, 03:45 PM #13
- Rep Power
We've all done that before, either switched on at the PSU but not the mains or the other way round.
Originally Posted by neon
13th November 2009, 03:49 PM #14
think this is one for the things that make you go Doh
13th November 2009, 03:52 PM #15
I spoke to dell regarding putting glue on the power supplies to stop this happening.. They said that if i was to do this then bang goes the warranty, so now if someone flicks the switch they pay for a new PSU.
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