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    Unhappy I am worried about my PSU going live and electrocuting me

    Hi there!

    I have recently purchased parts for my new PC, but I may have made a poor choice by purchasing a Corsair VS550 PSU. I've frequently read online about the failures of the VS550 series, and, as an anxious person, I have managed to manifest my worries onto being harmed by a PSU. I was wondering if I may have some reassurance.

    I'm not particularly bothered about my components getting damaged, just so long as I do not get damaged. I'm afraid that for some reason, perhaps some fault or something, the PSU case will go live and my PC case as well, and I will be electrically shocked by touching it. Or perhaps my PSU will catch on fire while I sleep and burn my house down.

    I live in the UK, so wall sockets should be grounded, and I am using a surge protected extension cable as well.

    I apologise for the anxiety post, but I'd really appreciate any advice/guidance/reassurance.

    Just in case it's useful, here are my PC's main specs:
    Processor: Ryzen 5 3600
    RAM: 16GB
    Storage: 240GB SSD, 1TB Hard Drive
    Video Card: 166o Ti 6GB MSI Armor (I'm not exactly sure how to name it haha)
    Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-M2 V2

    Thank you

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    Wow! You have been listening to some real fear mongering idiots out there.

    The VS550 is not going to blow up your hardware. It's not going to electrocute you.

    To my knowledge, Corsair has never been sued for damages or death due to a power supply.

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    But you also made a poor choice.

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    Don't worry; it is a good engineering habit to always anticipate the worst, but it can drive you nuts.


    Now this water heater would have me worried

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...0455&FORM=VIRE
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    No worries. VS550 is not a fire hazard and you system will only require about 250w load...

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    i was wondering about this recently.
    while i know that amps from a gpo (general purpose outlet, and in aus. it is 230V nominal) can be ...dangerous...and ive stupidly touched live wires twice in the distant past for a bit of a nasty feeling , how about the amps/volts, whatever from power plug/s from a psu? less?/more?/same?

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    V = I R (Ohm's law), so for the same resistance more volts means more amps.

    But the power supply will adjust to the power needed (P = I V) so in that case more volts means less amps.

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