24 November 2008

It lives!

So I've learned my lesson in electrical engineering. That is, I shouldn't plug something that's rated for 110V power into an outlet that's rated for 220V power. Even if you have an "adapter", that just helps it fit the slot--it does nothing to convert the power to something you might be able to use. It took a loud "bang" and a spark shooting out of my computer to teach me that.

Fortunately, it was just the power supply unit that was bad. $80 and one week's worth of shipping and handling later, my computer booted straight up as if nothing happened. Sweet.

So, with that said, I'd say that power transformers for 110V/220V power supplies should be #1 on our Christmas lists. Well, that and a Nintendo Wii for me, that is...

2 comments:

SunJun said...

Wait, most computer power supplies can handle both. That's what that giant brick attached to the cord is supposed to do...

Murphy's Mom said...

Greetings from Sackets Harbor! Glad you were able to get the parts you needed! Thanks for the invite to read your blog, I enjoy your writing style and look forward to more!