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Old August 30, 2011, 03:06 PM
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How do I use below multimeter to test my power supply?
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I found some videos online, but none that show how to test a PC power supply. I get the basics, but need some help from u guys with the rest.
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multimeter power supply - YouTube
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Old August 30, 2011, 06:23 PM
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The below video gives me some idea of how to do it. Still need more info. When he talks about pin 1 to 3 I don't know which ones he is talking about, as he doesn't really show which ones in the video.
testing power supply connectors with multimeter - YouTube

I got the Antec Power Supply Tester to use instead of the paperclip trick, and the pins on the Antec unit do the same thing.
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The below video gives me some idea of how to do it. Still need more info. When he talks about pin 1 to 3 I don't know which ones he is talking about, as he doesn't really show which ones in the video.
testing power supply connectors with multimeter - YouTube

I got the Antec Power Supply Tester to use instead of the paperclip trick, and the pins on the Antec unit do the same thing.
You'll want the corresponding pin to what voltage you are measuring, so for instance the 12v you attach the red to the 10 pin and the black probe to any ground pin.
Here is a link to a pin layout.
ATX (ATX12V 2.x) 24 pin power supply connector pinout and wiring @ pinouts.ru
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That helps a bit. Do u have anymore links to the other cables?
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That helps a bit. Do u have anymore links to the other cables?
Simple, whatever pinlayout you want just type in .... pin layout in the searchbar.

Ie you want a 8pin pci-e then type "pcie 8pin layout"

Google is your friend.
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The molex connections also go to the 12v, so you can read from them too...
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