How to Use the Power Supply on the Computer
A PC’s Power Supply or Power Supply Unit (PSU) is a part of a PC that plays an important role, namely supplying energy to the totality of features a PC has. The PC power supply is usually attached to the PC case and is square in shape. The use of this PC hardware feature is to change AC current (alternating current) to DC current (direct current) which will later be able to provide energy for PC hardware such as hard disks, motherboards, CD rooms, floppy discs, and hardware devices. another.
The working system of the power is to replace the standard 120 V energy into the form of electricity required by PC devices, such as mother boards and disk drives which generally require at least 5 V energy, and cooling fans which require 12 V energy.
Types of Computer Power Supply
There are 2 types of power supply that are known at this time, where the two types of power have a fairly large comparison. The two types of power are:
1. AT Power Supply
AT Power Supply This type of power supply is the type of component used in earlier types of PCs, such as Pentium II and Pentium III PCs.
This power was first introduced in 1997, and now the use of this type of power is almost not used anymore on PC devices. PC manufacturers are shifting to using power supplies that are more effective and more environmentally friendly.
2.ATX Power Supply
ATX Power This is the latest generation of power types that have a more environmental design and a more effective power. Not only that, the operation can be controlled via the application (soft feature) found on the PC. For example, using sleep mode, standby mode, or when you want to turn off the PC.
The generation of PCs that use this type of power is the Pentium III until now.
Part As well as Purpose of the Power Supply
As we already know, the power supply is a component that acts as a resource
for all hardware features found on a PC, namely by changing AC electricity to DC electricity. The PC Power unit consists of several connectors that act as the output of the power. Each of these connectors has a function and role for each according to the PC devices that you want to carry energy, such as:
Connector 20/ 24 pin ATX Motherboard
This is a connector that is directly connected to the PC motherboard, and its purpose is to provide power to this feature.
4/ 8 pin 12V connector
This is a power component on a PC whose role is to supply energy to the processor section. This component is generally found on pentium IV PCs and server PCs.
6 Pin AUX Power Cable
On the other hand, this connector acts as an energy provider for a PCIe VGA card, which requires more energy when the component is working.
4 Pin Peripherals Connector
This is a connector that has the function of providing energy supply for several important PC components, such as hard disks, Chasing Fans, CD Rooms, and other components.
Floppy Disc Power Cable
Even though it has very small dimensions, this component is part of the power which is in charge of distributing energy to the floppy disc.
Apart from being a supplier of energy, another function of the power is to stabilize the flow of electric current on the PC. Where as an agent that acts as a stabilizer, the power has such an important role
protect the power supply feature from excessive voltage and protect the feature from very large electric currents.
Damage to the Power Supply
The power is one of the vital organs that your PC features have, so if that feature encounters a problem. This can interfere with PC performance, that is, other PC features will not be able to operate. Then what are the problems that can occur in your PC’s power?
- The identity of the destruction on the computer power
- namely after pressing the ON button on the CPU, the computer does not display any response such as:
- The monitor does not display any display.
- The Alert light on the CPU does not turn on.
- The power fan cannot turn over.
If these problems occur on your PC, the things you need to do include:
- Make sure the on/off button which is located on the back of the powersupply is in the on position.
What you need to do is replace the power with a new one. However, what you need to remember is that you have to be careful when installing it.