Are All Power Supply Cables the Same?

Disclaimer: The only difference between Type 3 and Type 4 cables is the pinout of the 24-pin ATX cable; all other cables (SATA, PCIe, etc) are the same.

Do all power supplies use the same cable?

The precise answer to this question depends on just how different the new cable is from the one you’ve been using. Any standard power cables should work fine as long as the connectors match up and the amp ratings can handle the power loads. In general, it is best to use whatever cables came with your PSU originally.

Are power supply power cables universal?

Fortunately, they’re all the same; if the power cable fits into the PSU then it’s the right one. Generally, there are 2 different types for computer PSUs: the C13/C14, and the C19/C20.

Does the power supply cable matter?

If you are referring to the 110 VAC power cord there is no problem as to which cord you use. However, the cables that connect from the PSU to the motherboard, devices, graphics card, etc.

Can you mix and match power supply cables?

No. There is no universal standard for modular PSU cables. This is a public service announcement (PSA) – Never mix modular or semi-modular PSU cables between power supplies. Mixing Modular PSU Cables Can Kill Hard Drives or connected SSDs.

Are all 3 prong power cords the same?

Yes…. they are all IEC cables and they are interchangeable. Just makes sure that stuff like power amps that draw lot’s of current have the ones with heavier gauge wire in them.

Are power supplies interchangeable?

Yes, they are likely interchangeable even though voltage is not the same. This is because the voltage difference is within specs, and I am GUESSING you could go even higher or lower in voltage. Those are some very beefy supplies by the way!



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