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PSU Making static noises?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by xMikeyy, May 19, 2018.

  1. xMikeyy


    Joined: May 19, 2018

    Posts: 2

    Recently bought the "Kolink Core Series 500W 80 Plus Certified Power Supple" from overclockers and up until today I've been hearing static noises whenever I plug in my powercable to the PSU. No noises are heard when the pc is turned on and running, only when you either remove or insert the power cable or wiggle it around when its in.

    Is this normal, if not, what should I do!!
  2. VaderDSL


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 14,818

    Location: Manchester

    It's normal, it'll be from arcing between the pins in the AC inlet and the power cord. Best bet is make sure power is off before removing/inserting the power cord.

    However saying that it shouldn't do it once it's securely inserted and obviously if there's any damage to the cable don't use it and get it replaced.
  3. xMikeyy


    Joined: May 19, 2018

    Posts: 2

    Your a legend! Thank you so much dude, I've been panicking thinking my GPU has like completely bust or something, thankyou dude!!
  4. Habakkuk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 7, 2017

    Posts: 1,004

    These are perfectly normal noises - do you need to unplug the power cable that often?

    Nothing to worry about.