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My PSU Only Have 2 prong and 1 empty prong

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This is a European plug, where are you based?

 

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8 minutes ago, manikyath said:

is what normal?

I thought PSU have 3 prong

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8 minutes ago, Alinz said:

 

This is a European plug, where are you based?

Asia (South East Asia)

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2 minutes ago, NerdIsHere said:

I thought PSU have 3 prong

Do you mean the side you plug into your PSU or the side you plug into your wall outlet? 

 

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2 minutes ago, NerdIsHere said:

I thought PSU have 3 prong

that's a european plug, our ground prong is on the outlet side for very strange geopolitical reasons. (essentially france and germany couldnt agree on how the ground should work, so there's two standards for grounding, the plug you're holding is compatible between the two standards, which is also why it had metal on the side)

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10 minutes ago, manikyath said:

essentially france and germany couldnt agree

Of course it was those two involved! Thanks for the info though! I learned something new today!

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My psu's power cable is "european version" which is strange cuz i bought it from local reputable store but anyway is it safe to use third party normal psu power cable?

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17 minutes ago, NerdIsHere said:

is it safe to use third party normal psu power cable?

Power cords are NOT power cords.

For example, the power cord om my 450W PSU is much thinner

gauge than the power cord om my 850W PSU.

Other than that, if your power cord is of descent manufacture

it should be fine.

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28 minutes ago, tkitch said:

power cords are power cords.

 

If you're stateside, make sure it's a 115V PSU before hooking it up.

I think OP mentioned in another thread that they are in SE Asia

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11 minutes ago, wONKEyeYEs said:

Power cords are NOT power cords.

For example, the power cord om my 450W PSU is much thinner

gauge than the power cord om my 850W PSU.

Other than that, if your power cord is of descent manufacture

it should be fine.

unless you're dealing with very high wattage PSUs (1500+)
Power cords are power cords.  That "heavy" PSU cable is probably rated for close to double what that 850 can push.  to handle 1000W reliably doesn't take a very heavy cord.

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3 hours ago, NerdIsHere said:

I just notice it 

is it normal?

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it's normal.
IIRC, 3 Prongs are usually for US market, outside of that usually they ship the EU version, which is yours.

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52 minutes ago, NerdIsHere said:

My psu's power cable is "european version" which is strange cuz i bought it from local reputable store but anyway is it safe to use third party normal psu power cable?

As long you can get a quality one, it's ok.
Quality as in = They don't use too small of a cable inside the insulation.

There is some being sold with shitty too small cables @ SE Asia market.

 

IIRC, they ship EU version for PSUs sold outside of US market.

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On "power cords are power cords".

Yes. This is true. And a car is a car... Only would I prefer for one with a 5 star safety rating, than a 1 star wreck on wheels.

 

Power cords are indeed power cords. They are cords that transmit power. But there are those that will set your carpet ablaze.

Now I'm not gonna say you gotta buy $200 cables but I'd play it safe, go for one price class up (bout €3/m here for something I'd trust so more of a $1/feet in the US) from 'cheapest' that way you'll probably be saving on some fire-extinguishers in the future 😉

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3 hours ago, mike_seps said:

Of course it was those two involved! Thanks for the info though! I learned something new today!

It's fun living in Belgium. I have plugs in my livingroom that are the french model and in my kitchen xD

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