[SOLVED] I is it okay to leave psu switch on while mains electricity is cut?

tmxtom

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Hello, recently have had to have some work done on the house meaning we've had to have electricians etc. In that time ,the power has probably been cut about 3-5 times or so, my pc has been off each time but it has been plugged into a surge protector with the power supply switch at the back flipped on. Is that okay? PSU is corsair RM850 and I live in the UK, any help appreciated ,thanks.
 

Ralston18

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Probably okay - however, I would err on the side of caution.

Meaning power off and unplug electronics in general.

I do so when bad weather (storms) are coming and likewise when electrical repairs and/or changes are being made.

One never knows when sparks will literally fly......⚡⚡⚡
 

rounakr94

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Hello, recently have had to have some work done on the house meaning we've had to have electricians etc. In that time ,the power has probably been cut about 3-5 times or so, my pc has been off each time but it has been plugged into a surge protector with the power supply switch at the back flipped on. Is that okay? PSU is corsair RM850 and I live in the UK, any help appreciated ,thanks.
Yes its perfectly fine. Switching that small switch on the back on/off multiple time will make it loose. I always keep it on and when I am not at home or I am doing some electrical work I just keep the mains cable disconnected.
 

sonofjesse

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It's best to keep anything your not using unplugged, during any storm its best to unplug anything sensitive.

When that being said, I keep the important stuff on an UPS and never unplug anything anymore.
 

carocuore

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It's ok
If anything were to fail the fuse on the plug would protect the strip, unless it's been replaced with tinfoil or a paperclip.

But you should just unplug it when you're not using it.
 

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