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#1 WaltC

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 02:40 AM

Stupid question but will a standard power supply tester like what you can get from Newegg etc. test power supplies in proprietary systems like Dell, HP, etc? I've read that these power supplies aren't "standard" but I don't know if that means physically, electrically or both.

 

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:48 AM

That will depend on the power supply in question - certainly some Dells have power supplies with standard connectors & wiring so could be tested with a standard tester, but equally some are not standard so could not. The same probably applies to HP & others.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:44 AM

Thanks rqt. Now I need to figure out how to determine this. I guess get the pinouts and compare.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 12:05 PM

Well the Dell T5400 is completely different. I guess I'll forgo the tester and just use a multi-meter.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 12:07 PM

The majority of power supplies will have a 24pin ATX connector. As long as your tester works off of that connector, it should work with 99% of power supplies.
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