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Hi, my PC case and ports on the case and motherboards are emitting electric shocks, I assume it is some kind of grounding issue with the PSU ( RMx 750W ) that only packs with a 2 prong power outlet cable that I currently use, but I'm not quite sure, the static shocks doesn't happen other electronics plugged into my wall power outlet

 

I'd appreciate any help, Thanks!

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You need to find, a use, a power cord that has the third prong.  That prong is used for grounding and without that, your system is not properly grounded resulting in the problems that you describe.  Are you saying that your PSU does not use a three prong power plug?  If so, then you need to figure out an alternate plan for grounding your system.  You can do that by running a copper wire from the case of your machine to the center screw of the faceplate on the power outlet in the wall.  I am assuming that you are located in the USA.  If not in the USA, then you will need to find a solution for your problem relative to the country and area you live in.

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Yeah, get a ground pin IMMEDIATELY.

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30 minutes ago, kb5zue said:

Are you saying that your PSU does not use a three prong power plug?

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yeah, it looked something like this,

is it safe if I just use some random AC cable and not the one from Corsair?

sorry im not that crafty with cables, so ill just play it safe

 

29 minutes ago, LienusLateTips said:

Yeah, get a ground pin IMMEDIATELY.

sorry I don't really get it, can you explain?

edit : is it something like this?

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Mine and my father's PC case also shocks anyone who touch them.

I just stripped a hard cable 2cm its both ends, and plant a nail to bottom of my concrete wall then connect the nail to the PC case with that cable, then the shock is gone forever. Case closed! Have a great day..

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10 hours ago, RelyBedGrammer said:

Hi, my PC case and ports on the case and motherboards are emitting electric shocks, I assume it is some kind of grounding issue with the PSU ( RMx 750W ) that only packs with a 2 prong power outlet cable that I currently use, but I'm not quite sure, the static shocks doesn't happen other electronics plugged into my wall power outlet

 

I'd appreciate any help, Thanks!

Corsair PSUs are never packed with power cords without ground.  Even the Japanese versions have a ground cable to screw down to the wall plate.

 

Where are you located and where did you buy the PSU from?  Did you buy it new?

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9 hours ago, RelyBedGrammer said:

yeah, it looked something like this,

 

edit : is it something like this?

Ok.  So the PSU DID ship with a power cord with a ground.  You just don't know what to look for.

 

Those terminals on either side of the prongs ARE the ground pins.

 

They should come in contact with ground pins in the socket.  That said:  Does your SOCKET not have the ground pins that should mate with those contacts?  If not, then your SOCKET is not grounded.

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4 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

Corsair PSUs are never packed with power cords without ground.  Even the Japanese versions have a ground cable to screw down to the wall plate.

 

Where are you located and where did you buy the PSU from?  Did you buy it new?

I bought it in Indonesia and it's new

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9 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

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ahh, I see, I've always wondered what those holes are for, Thanks for the info

quick question though, If I replaced the AC cable with the three prong ones like this one, would it cause any trouble with the PSU, and will it get rid of the shock?

sorry if this is too much to ask

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3 minutes ago, RelyBedGrammer said:

ahh, I see, I've always wondered what those holes are for, Thanks for the info

quick question though, If I replaced the AC cable with the three prong ones like this one, would it cause any trouble with the PSU, and will it get rid of the shock?

sorry if this is too much to ask

If you have a grounded wall outlet that supports it and is grounded, then there should be no more "shock".

 

Those power cords are fairly universal.  There shouldn't be any issue with buying one off the shelf and using it with any PSU.  And since you live in a country with 230V mains, you don't even really have to worry about the wire gauge.  Just make sure the cord is from a brand name that has proper safety certifications.  Wouldn't want to burn down your house.

 

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6 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

If you have a grounded wall outlet that supports it and is grounded, then there should be no more "shock".

 

Those power cords are fairly universal.  There shouldn't be any issue with buying one off the shelf and using it with any PSU.  And since you live in a country with 230V mains, you don't even really have to worry about the wire gauge.  Just make sure the cord is from a brand name that has proper safety certifications.  Wouldn't want to burn down your house.

 

I see, thanks for the help man! appreciate it

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