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Computer trips breaker when upon startup from sleep mode.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I think that i tripped a breaker when i started my pc just a couple of minutes ago.

I was tired and put my pc to sleep mode and slept for about 2 hours after which i turned it on again and the breaker immediately tripped.

Could it be from my pc,s PSU?

I also noticed that the little green LED from my surge protector power strip is not glowing anymore.

Could the PSU have done that to?

 

My PSU is a Rhombutech 500w with 164 amazon.de reviews totaling 4 stars.

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00O0UFD5I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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3 hours ago, Minorika said:

I think that i tripped a breaker when i started my pc just a couple of minutes ago.

I was tired and put my pc to sleep mode and slept for about 2 hours after which i turned it on again and the breaker immediately tripped.

Could it be from my pc,s PSU?

I also noticed that the little green LED from my surge protector power strip is not glowing anymore.

Could the PSU have done that to?

 

My PSU is a Rhombutech 500w with 164 amazon.de reviews totaling 4 stars.

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00O0UFD5I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Yes, sounds possible especially if the protection light is no longer on.

 

That light is connected to a type of fuse, but now that the fuse is burnt out the circuit is no longer complete. Hence no light.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
19 hours ago, 0x1e said:

Yes, sounds possible especially if the protection light is no longer on.

 

That light is connected to a type of fuse, but now that the fuse is burnt out the circuit is no longer complete. Hence no light.

so should i buy a new psu?

I,ve also been thinking in getting a UPS.

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3 hours ago, Minorika said:

so should i buy a new psu?

I,ve also been thinking in getting a UPS.

I would. It could be a one time thing, or it could be serious. I wouldn't take the risk.

Getting a UPS is the best idea. No harm can come from it.


If you can, then you should.

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On 3/22/2017 at 6:43 PM, Minorika said:

I think that i tripped a breaker when i started my pc just a couple of minutes ago.

I was tired and put my pc to sleep mode and slept for about 2 hours after which i turned it on again and the breaker immediately tripped.

Could it be from my pc,s PSU?

I also noticed that the little green LED from my surge protector power strip is not glowing anymore.

Could the PSU have done that to?

 

My PSU is a Rhombutech 500w with 164 amazon.de reviews totaling 4 stars.

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00O0UFD5I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

How many things do you have plugged into the power strip?

 

If you're drawing too much power from one power socket you can trip the breaker that way.

 

Make sure you're not trying to pull a ton of watts from a single wall outlet.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, 0x1e said:

I would. It could be a one time thing, or it could be serious. I wouldn't take the risk.

Getting a UPS is the best idea. No harm can come from it.

Ok and which one should i get?

It has to be for european outlets.

22 minutes ago, Eric The Tech Guru said:

How many things do you have plugged into the power strip?

 

If you're drawing too much power from one power socket you can trip the breaker that way.

 

Make sure you're not trying to pull a ton of watts from a single wall outlet.

Here,s the thing: i had my pc, monitor, printer, and my router plugged in the same power strip for over a month without trouble. I don,t think its too much power draw, but my PSU is a little over a year old now so it could be that. But as of right now my system is stable again. Should i get a UPS and new PSU? I would need to wait about 2 weeks until i have enough money.

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1 minute ago, Minorika said:

Ok and which one should i get?

It has to be for european outlets.

Here,s the thing: i had my pc, monitor, printer, and my router plugged in the same power strip for over a month without trouble. I don,t think its too much power draw, but my PSU is a little over a year old now so it could be that. But as of right now my system is stable again. Should i get a UPS and new PSU? I would need to wait about 2 weeks until i have enough money.

I would try using a different power strip and seeing if you have similar issues, if you do, try an different PSU, if you still have issues, try a UPS, if the UPS doesn't work, return it and try a new PSU.

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38 minutes ago, Eric The Tech Guru said:

How many things do you have plugged into the power strip?

 

If you're drawing too much power from one power socket you can trip the breaker that way.

 

Make sure you're not trying to pull a ton of watts from a single wall outlet.

probably nothing to do with the PSU, this guy has pointed out the obvious that OP probably just has too many thing plugged into one socket. I tripped my house once when i stupidly put 2 gaming rigs on a 4-way extension from one outlet, plus a mixer and speakers :P

 

gotta spread that shit out


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1 minute ago, DnFx91 said:

probably nothing to do with the PSU, this guy has pointed out the obvious that OP probably just has too many thing plugged into one socket. I tripped my house once when i stupidly put 2 gaming rigs on a 4-way extension from one outlet, plus a mixer and speakers :P

 

gotta spread that shit out

on a serious note though does the psu arc when you jam the IEC in ?


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The thing with breakers tripping, it generally means that you are drawing more than 15a /1500~1600W from it.(unless it's a 20a/30a one, which isn't really used for a typical outlet, unless it's a dedicated one for ACs/oven)

There's a good chance that multiple wall outlets are connected to the same breaker. Even more so if this is an older house.

If you've recently plugged in something like a small space heater or an Air conditioner in a different outlet, it could be on the same breaker as your computer, so when your PC starts up it trips the breaker because you are drawing more power than it is capable of.

I would suggest closing the breaker and going around the house to see if there's anything else that no longer gets any power.

If this is a very old breaker box, it might have fuses in it that are burnt out and you should change them ASAP. Though it's more likely to just use a circuit breakers. Those can also fail overtime, especially if they trip often.

 

As for the "green LED" on your surge protector, it depends what that LED means. On my surge protector I have 2 LED, one that lights up if a Ground wire exist and one that shows it has power.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
58 minutes ago, DnFx91 said:

on a serious note though does the psu arc when you jam the IEC in ?

No, not that i ever remember.

58 minutes ago, TetraSky said:

The thing with breakers tripping, it generally means that you are drawing more than 15a /1500~1600W from it.(unless it's a 20a/30a one, which isn't really used for a typical outlet, unless it's a dedicated one for ACs/oven)

There's a good chance that multiple wall outlets are connected to the same breaker. Even more so if this is an older house.

If you've recently plugged in something like a small space heater or an Air conditioner in a different outlet, it could be on the same breaker as your computer, so when your PC starts up it trips the breaker because you are drawing more power than it is capable of.

I would suggest closing the breaker and going around the house to see if there's anything else that no longer gets any power.

If this is a very old breaker box, it might have fuses in it that are burnt out and you should change them ASAP. Though it's more likely to just use a circuit breakers. Those can also fail overtime, especially if they trip often.

 

As for the "green LED" on your surge protector, it depends what that LED means. On my surge protector I have 2 LED, one that lights up if a Ground wire exist and one that shows it has power.

Well it is an older house. (old military barracks which where converted into apartments)

And i don,t own a space heater or an air conditioner.

The fuses have been checked recently and the whole system is new and very sensitive so it springs into action very quickly.

And the green LED was the surge protection, i,m currently using the power strip like normal until i get a new one.

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