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CM G500 Buzzing

Stuartlee2015

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I have this psu, Cooler Master G500.

it's bronze and Active PFC 0.9

whenever someone is using shower, my psu would buzz.

It buzz whether the psu's back switch is off/on..
i tried it with/without connecting to my hardwares, still buzz to shower. It will only stop when i switch off the wall switch. Switching the psu back switch off doesn't eliminate the buzz.

I tried Prolink PVR1000D AVR but it doesn't help, and also UPS APC ES500, IEC inlet filter, all didn't help.

is my home wiring having problems?
 

SKYMTL

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That is the oddest thing I have heard in a LONG while. I'm thinking harmonic resonance through old copper wiring but there's no way that should be transmitted through to your PSU.

Have you tried it plugged into another outlet?
 

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Also, does this happen when the washroom's exhaust fan or another electrical item (lights, etc.) is turned on or when someone physically starts the water?
 

Stuartlee2015

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That is the oddest thing I have heard in a LONG while. I'm thinking harmonic resonance through old copper wiring but there's no way that should be transmitted through to your PSU.

Have you tried it plugged into another outlet?

I have, all my home wall outlets. I used Belkin Surge Protector. still buzz.
 

Stuartlee2015

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Also, does this happen when the washroom's exhaust fan or another electrical item (lights, etc.) is turned on or when someone physically starts the water?

I don't quite what you mean, but i can say that when the shower is on, water is running, the psu buzz, when i turn off the water tap, the psu buzz stop.

To put it simply, Water run, psu buzz. water stop, psu quiet.

when i swith off the shower's power, even though the water's running, the psu would not buzz.
 

SKYMTL

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Sounds like a serious wiring fault. I'd recommend you get in an electrician.
 

Stuartlee2015

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Sounds like a serious wiring fault. I'd recommend you get in an electrician.

By Wiring Fault, what do you mean?

- Sorry, i don't have much understanding in electrical thing.

My other home appliances show no issue or maybe i just don't really notice them.
 

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Yeah if that is happening at all outlets you really need an electrician. It doesn't make any sense that water flow affects a PSU.

The only thing that could remotely cause this (that I can think of) is if you are on a well, and the draw from the waterpump is causing some voltage fluctuations (or something similar).

If it is actually the flow of water causing issues (and not a water pump), then get an electrician ASAP.
 

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