Chapter 8: Power Supplies (Powering the PC (Surge Suppressor (Device that…
Chapter 8: Power Supplies
The amount of Pressure in a Wire
The amount of electrons moving past a certain point in a wire.
The amount of amps and volts needed so that a particular device will function.
Resistance is measured in Ohms.
Powering the PC
Power Supply connects to an IEC-320 Wire
Power Supplies can be dual voltage as well
Use a multi meter to test the power
Device that absorbs extra voltage to protect the PC
How much energy a PC can handle is measured by this.
PSU Stands for Power Supply Unit
Takes electricity from wall sockets and transforms it into electricity to power the motherboard.
Other Important Terms
Uninterruptible Power Supply
Protects your computer when a power outage occurs.
support 5 volts to 12 volts.
Alternating Current is when electrons flow in a direction back and forth.
Direct Current is when electrons flow in one direction in a continuous circuit.