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Are all PSU power cables the same?

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I have a Corsair HX850i PSU. The power cable itself that came in the box is a little bit short for my taste. I found another PSU cable lying around in a box and wonder now if I can use that one instead?

 

When I look at the corsair cable it says 13A, 125V, 1525W. On the spare cable it says 10A, 250V (no wattage).

 

Can I use the spare cable or do I need to get a cable with exactly the same specs as the original one?

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Is it the cable that plugs into the wall? In that case, it should be fine, if it meets the requirements for the cable. If it's between the PSU and the PC components, no.

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This was actually brought to my attention recently in a similar post. In no circumstance should you ever use a power cable from another power supply, unless you are most positively sure that each cable plugs into the exactly correct port on both the motherboard and the PSU, unless you want a fried mobo. Basically, the inner workings of a power supply are different for every power supply, so you can never know where exactly the power is coming from and how it is routed to go through the cable, so It's impossible to use another power supply's cables

 

edit: If you're talking about the 3 pin power plug, it probably matters much less, but I'd still use what they gave me for something as important as the PSU

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Yes, I am talking about the cable that connects the PSU to the wall.

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2 minutes ago, btng said:

Yes, I am talking about the cable that connects the PSU to the wall.

They are the same, so you can use the other one.

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10 minutes ago, G27Racer_188 said:

They are the same, so you can use the other one.

true, as long as the current isn't over 10A, which it probably won't be unless you have a huge mining rig or something

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1 minute ago, stefanDB said:

true, as long as the current isn't over 10A, which it probably won't be unless you have a huge mining rig or something

Just a powerful workstation. No mining.

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Just now, btng said:

Just a powerful workstation. No mining.

how much power does it use and how high is the voltage in your country?

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Just now, stefanDB said:

how much power does it use and how high is the voltage in your country?

220V in my country. The rig will be using way below 850W (Threadripper + 2080ti).

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1 minute ago, btng said:

220V in my country. The rig will be using way below 850W (Threadripper + 2080ti).

that will be fine, way below 10A.

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34 minutes ago, btng said:

Are all PSU power cables the same?

As noted the AC power cord is universal.

 

 On a side note, the internal DC cables are NOT.

The internal cables are all universal on the sata, molex, 24 and 8 and 6 pin output ends

but the PSU side is proprietary, even among makes and sometimes between models.

Which is sooooo inconvenient.

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