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Old 06-22-2006, 09:33 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Modular PSU ftw!

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Old 06-22-2006, 09:48 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Due to their look, convenience, and cost savings for manufacturers, modular plugs have become a popular power supply feature. Unfortunately, there has been little or no discussion of the impact of this feature on overall performance and reliability. The fact is, modular plugs limit power by adding to electrical resistance. The voltage drop can be as much as would occur in 2 feet of standard wire. Worse yet, modular plugs utilize delicate pins that can easily loosen, corrode, and burn, creating the potential for a major system failure. That's why pros specify uninterrupted wire!

so, umm, err yeah
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