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Re: Replacement power supply for Dell Dimension 9150

Thanks Bev.

I've been researching the WM283 PS that's in my Dell, and keep finding mention of a 6pin Dell Proprietary Connector. Is that connector used? If so, what for?


That's in reference to Dell's obsolete proprietary power supply, that not been used by Dell, for over eight years.

Dell Dimension systems, 2200/2300/2350/2400,4300,4400,4500,8200 and above, [with the exception of the Dimension 4100] the PSUs are to ATX [20-pin] standard, that have been modified, by having the power on-off switch removed.

The PSU's in the Dimension systems, prior to these systems are proprietary and are not standard ATX.
Dimension 8100 systems use an even more propietary power supply, just made for that system and two or
three others.

The Dimension 4700, 8400 and e310/3000 systems and above, use a standard ATX, with a 24-pin or 20+4-pin connector, power supply, without the on/off switch.

Dell's small format and several XPS systems, use either a proprietary, or a TFX power supply.

Examples of Non-Standard ATX Power suppies, is a power supply for a small form factor system, due to it's shape, physical size and wiring harness, the power supplies for some of the earlier obsolete Dell computers, due to their non-standard wiring harness and some of Dell's newer XPS desktop models, due to their proprietary shape and size.




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