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    Question Monitor power cable?

    I've just got a monitor delivered today, but its power cable is a plug that goes into a socket in the wall. All the previous monitors I've seen have a cable to the PSU. Am I right, or just getting confused ?

    Assuming I'm right, can you just buy a cable from somewhere to go from monitor to PSU, or do they give out different voltages/power or something? Is there a reason it's done with a wall plug?

    (I just don't like too many plugs in the wall because they're 'bulky'! )

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    no, they go to a wall socket and have a blue or grey plug going to the graphics card

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    oh, well I'm sure the monitor I'm using now has a cable going to the PSU.....

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    have a look :-)

    All monitors i have seen go to the wall, PSUs don't have a socket for the monitor

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    I don't think it doesn't make a difference whether you want to put it through the PSU, or straight to a mains socket. The only thing I can think of woud be that doing it through your PSU would put more strain on it. Even if you have a socket for the monitor on the back of your PSU, it should still be all right to plug the monitor straight into the wall. I generally prefer it connected straight to the mains.

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    you can get leads that'll go into your PSU (i have about 5 of them in a box under my desk at the mo, cos i just can't throw stuff away!) they used to be popular but you don't see so many of them now for some reason

    can't you use one off an old monitor??
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    OK, I've follwed the wire, and it definatly goes to the PSU - one power plug from wall to PC, and another from PC to monitor. This is about a 5 year old computer though, so could that be why?

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    I'm keeping this old monitor (well my parents are - it's theirs), so on modern PSU's, are there still 2 sockets so that I could get an 'old style' cable?

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    I've just looked at a picture of a PSU I'm thinking of getting, and it only has one socket - for the cable from the wall to the PSU, so are all PSU's like this, and so unable to accept an output cable to the monitor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajbrun
    I'm keeping this old monitor (well my parents are - it's theirs), so on modern PSU's, are there still 2 sockets so that I could get an 'old style' cable?
    Modern PSU's dont have this anymore, so you'll have to attach it to the wall via a standard "kettle" power cable
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    OK - i just REALLY hate using up sockets in the wall unless I really have to - I suppose this is one of those occasions....

    Thanks for the help though.

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    Yeah, monitor to PSU is old style.

    Don't think you'll find any new PSUs with a connector for your monitor these days...
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    is it a normal plug or not?

    I see PSUs ocasionally with an extra socket but i never knew what it was

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    ohh - where have you seen them?

    It's the same type of plug that goes from wall to psu to power the computer

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    The monitor connector on a PSU looks like the plug you have on the PSU that goes to the wall, but inverted...
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    Does anyone know where to get an 'old style' PSU, then I'll get and 'old style' power cable for the monitor ?

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