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  1. diablo

    diablo Well-Known Member

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    I know so little about electricity it's not funny.

    I have a redundant Acer monitor that is powered via a lead that connects it to a computer.

    I've also got an old Dell computer which came with a monitor that you plugged into the wall for power. There isn't a socket for me to connect the Acer monitor to it for power.

    Can this monitor be used with my Dell and if so what do I need?

    Could I for example power the monitor via a different lead plugged into a wall socket?
     
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  3. The Ferryman United Kingdom

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    Yes, most computers have separate leads for the base unit and the monitor. All you neede is another mains cable, technically known as a "kettle lead" for obvious reasons. You may even have a spare one in the kitchen!
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    Brilliant - I'll change leads. Thanks for your help!
     
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    Quick update.

    The good news is that the computer and monitor now work together :)

    The bad news is that the wife is complaining that the kettle no longer works . . .
     
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    Or even more technically called IEC C13 leads (as they go 3pin to C13 and IEC 60320 defines the standard).
    Ill go back to being a quiet geek now ;)
     
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