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Old 5th June, 2003, 10:19 PM
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Measuring at the molex connector would be the most accurate method for determining voltage. Anyone who said it had to be a used connector was inviting a chance at a free ride to the pacemaker farm. I've been an accredited electrician for over 25 years (holy sheep dip...half my life!!) and I've never used another method. If you were measuring amps now....that's another story. 4.9 to 5.01 volts is great.

Another part of the story seldom mentioned is the range observed. On a cheap PSU (perhaps one is mentioned here...Q-Tech for instance) the variance or fluctuation of the voltage becomes a problem. You are noting a 4.98 - 5.01v range, which is acceptable. Other PSUs may vary far more and that in itself is a problem. I believe we are allowed a 5% variance which isn't all that much.
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