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#1 Snaders


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:33 PM

Hi all,


My PC is plugged to the mains directly into the via a kettle lead. How can i check the power supply my pc is using? Cheers

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#2 rqt


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 06:38 AM

Assuming that by by "check" you mean identify:-


For a machine with built in power supply you would need to look at the labels on the PSU itself to identify it - this will almost certainly require you to remove computer case cover(s) & may also require you to remove the PSU from the computer case.


OEM PSUs may be without clear labelling.


Disconnect the electrical supply from the machine before removing any covers, and do not disassemble the PSU itself or remove any of it's casing.



But if by "check" you mean test it's functionality then you'll need to take it to someone with suitable test equipment (purchasing this yourself is not likely to be cost effective - cheap PSU "testers" do not provide much useful information)

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