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How to Make a Selection on Power Supply?

When it comes to choosing power supply, it is essential to take the right decision. Otherwise, incorrect connection of a power supply can cause the safety issue or the availability of installation. One might ask how to select the right power supply?
Choosing a quality power supply can result in two differences, either a well running system or one that suffers from crashes.



First of all, what is a power supply unit (or PSU)? A PSU is an internal hardware component that supplies computer components with power. Next, a power supply uses switcher technology to convert mains AC (Alternating Current) input to lower DC (Direct Current) voltages. However, for some PC nowadays, the power supplies have a manual switch for picking input voltage, while others automatically adapt to the mains voltage. So basically, power supplies have a voltage and a current specification. The voltage is the output voltage from the power supply. Moreover, the current is the maximum current that the power supply can give. Furthermore, power supplies rated in terms of efficiency. Therefore, with higher quality units approved at higher 80 PLUS rating levels.

One should know the real amount of power that his/her computer needs to run properly. Therefore, one can use a power supply wattage calculator online to find the answer.

Power Supply Wattage

The power supply wattage is the most important parts to consider when selecting a power supply. First, different power supplies come with different output wattage. Second, the output wattage figures the group and number of devices that a power supply can feed. The Power supply with high output wattage is more powerful. Therefore, it can suit many devices comfortably. Another issue to consider is current delivery. If one has the wrong current delivery then stability problems could persist.


The more efficient on PSU, the less sound it will make and the less power it will cost. PSUs are rated at five levels. Such as 80 Plus, 80 Plus Bronze, 80 Plus Silver, 80 Plus Gold and 80 Plus Platinum. In additions, 80 Plus Platinum is the most efficient and high quality. In other words, if  one's PC building multiple and powerful systems, one will want to go with a Gold rating. The efficiency rating is important. Therefore, higher-efficiency units have better components, waste less power, and generate less heat.

About Acnodes

Acnodes Corporation designs, sells, and markets display solutions and industrial computers for industries ranging from automation to military. They supply valuable and efficient products for all their customers. They have a great deal of innovations in the form of embedded computers, Panel PCs, rugged monitors, and rack mount servers. Acnodes Corporation strives to meet their clients’ needs with quality technology and solutions.