Do I need an inverter for my new PC?
I just bought a new PC and I'm afraid to plug it in. I'm not that savvy when it comes to hardware and I just moved here in the UK recently so I don't know how this works.
The PSU is Corsair VS-550, 550 W.
Can I plug it in directly to the power socket or do I need a transformer or inverter for it to SAFELY work?
- Spock (rhp)Lv 78 months ago
see the specs for your power supply. and the install instructions. [they're online]. it may be as simple as moving a switch on the back of the psu and getting the correct power cord
- A.J.Lv 78 months ago
It happens that the VS series from Corsair was first sold exclusively in 240V outside the USA as a lower cost value product line. You only need a wall plug adapter or better as a different standard power cable available at many computer parts stores.
It's 80+ White efficient (Unrated, White, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum), was raised from a rating of 42A@12V to 44A@12V, but is now an HEC made instead of the better Channel Well Technology.
You don't need an inverter or transformer. You probably need a different power cable. It's a good value power supply but shouldn't be pushed too hard with high power graphics cards.
- PLv 78 months ago
If it says "100 - 240 V 47 - 63 Hz" on it's power spec sticker then you are fine to plug straight into the wall (or power strip).
The one pictured in this link would work perfectly plugging straight into any residential outlet anywhere in the world.
- RickLv 78 months ago
no, just get a power strip with a 'surge protector' ........