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which power cord can I use?

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#1 TitusRaven26


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Posted 27 September 2015 - 04:15 PM

My PC power cord got cut and i need to replace it. The writing on the original says (UL) SVT 18 AWG X 3C vw-1 105 Celsius 300v and is about 4ft long. I found 2 others that look just like it but are longer. 1 is from a spare monitor and says the same thing but is approximately 10ft. The other is from a spare tv and says (UL) SJT 16 AWG X 3C vw-1 105 Celsius, gives no voltage and is 12ft.

Which of the 3 will work for my 750w power supply? Or do I have to buy another to not fry my computer?

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 27 September 2015 - 04:40 PM

You can go with the SJT cord which has thicker wire and insulation. Used for heavier duty applications vs SVT which is for lighter appliances. If the SJT has the same plug as the original you will not have a problem.



Edited by JohnC_21, 27 September 2015 - 04:41 PM.

#3 mjd420nova


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 10:01 AM

Those three prong plugs and the square-ish plug on the other end is an industry standard.  The length and size of wire are the variables.  It is wise to choose the larger wire size.

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