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Not working after wrong settings

I got a new Vantec ION2 460 Watt PSU and started it up on 115 instead of 230 which it is suppose to be it. It made some funny sounds then turned off now it won't work. The instruction Manuel said to wait 5 mins then turn it back on but that doesn't work.

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  • toxicitysoad May 31, 2009

    The booklet says that it has protection for things like that, but I thought I killed it. Do you know if the warranty would cover that?

  • toxicitysoad May 31, 2009

    I'm hoping that its just the fuse but I don't won't to void the warranty and replace it myself. Also I sent an email to Vantec a few days ago but am still yet to receive a reply. Thanks for your help.

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You could contact Vantec about the warranty but I'm afraid you'll find that this is one is just one of of life's lessons. There is an input fuse in the power supply, but is most likely soldered in. Sometimes the fuse does save the rest of the unit from the resulting overcurrents, and maybe replacing just the fuse will fix it, but I don't know your skill level.
You mentioned protection, and the power supply may contain what's called a "crowbar circuit". That type of protection if in place will intentionally blow the fuse in a case of this nature before any other damage occurs. That being the case, the fuse will fix it.

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    Did you ever get an answer from Vantec about the warranty?

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If your main power is 220Vac and it is set in 115Vac. It could be you actually fried your power supply.

Here is the reason, in common power supply after the rectifier diode when it is set in 115Vac, its circuit acts as a voltage doubler, its mean in its downsteams it actually uses around 220Vdc. And when you uses it in 220Vac it will connect directly as a rectifier.

When you set it in 115Vac and plug in 220Vac. In its downstream it could be in 440Vdc, then its an overvoltage everything that can't compensate will be damaged.

Hope I give you some info.

Posted on May 31, 2009

  • fougzki May 31, 2009

    Ok then try again.Or try to run the power supply on its own only with no load. If that actually doesn't work we can do nothing about it.

    On warranty issue try to see its warranty policies. Usually when it have burned marked they will not honor it, except of course if you can make them believe that its factory defect. Or how you handle the talking.




  • fougzki May 31, 2009

    Yeah as bat1956 say this could have some crowbar circuit in it. But if you will gonna do it yourself you can void its warranty since you gonna open the case, usually fuse are inside and usually a soldered type.

    If crowbar circuit is in it. You still have some chances to fix it. If they gonna do it. Or do it yourself, if they refuse to have it in warranty.




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