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what is this switch?

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This will probably sound like a tremendously silly question, but I just had a Smart series 650 watt 80+ bronze power supply installed in my desktop and it didn't turn on. I noticed there was a switch on the back, flipped it and the computer turns on.

 

This is fine with me.

 

But today I read something about switches on the back of power supplies that switch it from one voltage to another and if you have it on the wrong one you can wreck you power supply.

 

I had thought the switch on my unit was simply a power switch.

 

So, what is this switch?

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Hi Alan,

 

the power switch will be like the photo below

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The 110V/230V switch will be something like this

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hope these photos will help you :)

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It depends on what would you like to do with the power switch.

Most of users usually keep the power switch on and just turn off the computer

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