Testing power supply

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Rick, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. Rick

    Rick Guest

    To test a PS, with nothing connected should the fan come on when powered up?
    Thanks
    Rick, Sep 11, 2005
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  2. Rick

    nos1eep Guest

    On Sun, 11 Sep 2005 19:00:29 GMT, "Rick" <> spewed the
    following drivel:

    >To test a PS, with nothing connected should the fan come on when

    powered up?
    >Thanks
    >

    An ATX power supply needs a signal from the motherboard to turn on. An
    AT does not.
    __

    -nos1eep
    nos1eep, Sep 11, 2005
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  3. Rick

    Robert Baer Guest

    nos1eep wrote:
    > On Sun, 11 Sep 2005 19:00:29 GMT, "Rick" <> spewed the
    > following drivel:
    >
    >
    >>To test a PS, with nothing connected should the fan come on when

    >
    > powered up?
    >
    >>Thanks
    >>

    >
    > An ATX power supply needs a signal from the motherboard to turn on. An
    > AT does not.
    > __
    >
    > -nos1eep

    BUT..in both cases, they need some kind of a load.
    Robert Baer, Sep 12, 2005
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