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I bought the wrong Aquagate CPU Cooler

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noskill    0

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First of all lets introduce myself. My name is Nick and i live in Japan at the moment. I'll be moving back to Holland (Europe) in about 6 months.

Ok lets start with my problem. I wanted to buy an Aquagate cooler because i want to build a silent computer. So i bought a Aquagate Luiquid Cooling system (ALC-UO1). I checked the box and it said "Universial Power input" so i thought. Ah! 110V Here in japan, ill be able to use it in Holland to (220V), WRONG. Or, i think thats not true because in the manual and on the other side of the box it sais "110V Input"... so i thought, 110V? thats not Universial. I did the usual thing, emailed Tech support but because its Christmas and newyear and all that stuff, they'll probably wont respond that fast as they usually do, and yes they DO respond pretty quickly (good job). So i went back to the store and they basicly told me to go away. They dont give back money for their sold products. Me with my stupid head not doing my research before buying a product, went back home with the package. So this wonderfull cooling system is doing nothing right now before i know what i can do with it (AC power wise). Also i've been reading about 3 models (A,B,C) Which model A Is the one i have (110V). But i didnt know that because i only could see the side with the detailed info on it (3 stacked Aquagates side).

I have no idea what todo right now and im waiting for a positive and good solution for both of us (me, and you guys at Coolermaster)

Nick.[/b]

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noskill    0

U mean get 110V? That would be possible but what about lanparty's? Thats going to be impossible. I do have 220V Here in Japan but thats only at home. I wont be able to carry a 40KG heavy adapter arround.

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noskill    0
you see, i am no famaliar with this aquagate. Where does aquagate get power from.

by normal power source from the wall (like your PSU and Monitor) so not from the PSU itself

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noskill    0
Isn't there a power converter in the pakage?

No there is not. There is only a adapter available for the 230V Model (that goes to 110V.) But i have the 110V Model

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Johan    0

You can get hold of a transformer that is not big is size or heavy to convert from your 220V to 110V... You can look into a transformer only since AG most likely transforms those 110V down further, rectify it from AC to DC and keep the power clean without so you don't need any extra add ons:

100v_line.jpg

Now, the one on the picture is just to give you an idea of the type and size. Any good electrical hardware shop in Holland would keep it or maybe try your local RS Component shop at:

http://www.rs-components.nl/

Get something to build it into and some connectors for the power in and out and of you go...

Don't forget about earthing the yellow/green cable all the way either... Might save you life one day....

Hope it helps.

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Johan    0

Just hit my mind... The earth wire might not be yellow/green as you would find in Europe... It is not a world standard...

US if I'm not wrong use...?.... Green...maybe.... Japan might use....?....

I do not know, but never mind what color is used... Use the earth wire all the way.

You could always measure to find out the correct wire for this purpose.

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