Question about Vantec iON 2 VAN-460N (VAN460N) 460-Watt Power Supply
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.
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.
Posted on May 31, 2009
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
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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