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AX1600i - Australian variant?


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Hello

 

I purchased an AX1600i in Australia, and the power lead it uses is C13 power lead (the same type of lead the majority of PSUs use, like this: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/IEC_60320_C14.svg)

 

However, I've been reading some forums posts and reviews and I have seen screenshots of the AX1600i where it is using the C19 power lead (like this: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/IEC_60320_C20.svg)

 

Is there a reason why there is a difference between units?

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I have IOC cables for most every format in the box. The model's last 2 symbols are the market variant.

 

My RM650 came with a power cable for China but it was not a big problem. PSU was new but not the right market.

 

I'm referring more to the type of connector on the PSU itself.

 

For example, in this anandtech review they show that the AX1600i uses C19/C20 connectors:

https://images.anandtech.com/doci/12645/CORSAIR_AX1600I_TITANIUM_08.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/IEC_60320_C20.svg

 

However, for my AX1600i, it uses the more common C13/C14 connector, the one that looks like this:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/IEC_60320_C14.svg

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Hello

 

I purchased an AX1600i in Australia, and the power lead it uses is C13 power lead (the same type of lead the majority of PSUs use, like this: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/IEC_60320_C14.svg)

 

However, I've been reading some forums posts and reviews and I have seen screenshots of the AX1600i where it is using the C19 power lead (like this: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/IEC_60320_C20.svg)

 

Is there a reason why there is a difference between units?

 

Australia uses 230V mains, which is lower current (W = V * A).

 

Many parts of the world (NA, Taiwan, Japan, etc.) use a lower mains voltage. Lower voltage = higher current. C14 only supports 10. C19 supports 16A.

 

If you're in a region that uses 230V mains, you're fine, because the C14 supports lower current.

 

But if you're somewhere that supports lower voltage, that means higher current at high loads and that would exceed the rating of the C14 connector.

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