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Topic # 83562 18-May-2011 17:33
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I've got a Corsair CX430 power unit which I'm going to use in my new PC. I bought the unit on Amazon US and of course it's come with a US plug, but I'm thinking I can grab an equivalent NZ plug/lead as the socket on the power unit is the same?

On the power unit, the AC Input states 100-240V, 6A. 47-63Hz.

I've found the NZ mains power quoted as 220-240v AC, 50Hz

I'm assuming I'm OK to use the power supply with an appropriate plug/lead? Or am I missing something here?

Cheers JB

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  Reply # 470681 18-May-2011 17:51
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You should be right just make sure you flick the switch over to 240v



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  Reply # 470683 18-May-2011 17:59
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Hi, thanks for the reply.

Yeah, that's what I thought., however there's no switch on the CX430.

However the manual states, 'Universal AC Input from 90-264V. No more hassle of flipping that tiny red switch to select the voltage input.'

So I assume it'll handle NZ's 220-240V??

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 470684 18-May-2011 18:00
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Some dont have a switch and presumably auto sense.

I had a user once when I asked them to turn the PC back off/on manage to get their fingernail into that 110/230 red slide switch on the back and flick it to 110v. They then said "it just went bang and has a burning smell" - You can never underestimate the intelligence of some people.

If it has that voltage selector switch on it put some tape over it once you have selected 230v.




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  Reply # 470691 18-May-2011 18:21
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Thanks for the replies guys, I'll give it a go.

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  Reply # 470765 18-May-2011 20:49
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Power it up prior to connecting to your mainboard or peripherals if you're not sure! ;-)




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