[DONE] FSP In CES 2019

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Just FYI, but C13/C14 connector pair, i.e. the normal PC power cable, is limited to 10A. That is the root of the 10A*120VAC=1200W limit and no vendor technology can get you past that, so this FSP part is at the North American home-power limit. Everyone remember, in your next house you should get an L5-20 installed in your game/bit-mining room or you'll never go full tilt :)
 

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Could you please point me to the electrical code section or whatever document that specifies this 10A limit?
 
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It is IEC 60320. There are some cable providers who will use a UL exception to IEC to get to 15A, though most power supply vendors won't do that. But that is inlet power. At 80% efficiency, even with that exception, you get 1200W out. If you use the exception and you get to 90% you could see 1350W. I wish I had kept the melted IEC cable from a previous server company when someone used an "exception" supply with a normal PC IEC cable. The cable was coiled, it melted through its own cover, shorted to itself. It burned off and, when it cooled, the wall plug-to-melt portion made a nice lasso with the loop. There was no fault in the supply. Just trying to draw 15A through a 10A cord.
 

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