Power Supplies Course

Power supplies aren't as simple as they appear. Explore the details with this course on power supply design, protection, troubleshooting and more.

1 hour, 6 minutes

Course description

Power supplies transform alternating current from the wall outlet into direct current for the computer. But did you know that you can buy modular power supplies, or what to consider to protect your computer in case of a blackout? Explore the details of power supplies with this course covering power supply design and mounting, choosing a power supply, power protection, troubleshooting power supplies and more.


Troubleshooting Core Components

Video - 00:14:00

Now that power supplies are covered, it’s time to circle back and cover troubleshooting core components like the motherboard, CPU, RAM and power.
Troubleshooting Power Supplies

Video - 00:09:00

Explore simple tricks and tips to diagnose and troubleshoot power supplies quickly.
Cooling Your PC

Video - 00:11:00

All PCs make heat, but cooling fans, fins and liquid cooling can make a system cooler.
Power Protection

Video - 00:10:00

Electrical power from our grid is imperfect, so we use tools such as surge suppressors and uninterruptible power supplies to protect our PCs.
Choosing a Power Supply

Video - 00:08:00

Power supplies come in a dizzying array of the power ratings, sizes and efficiencies, and a good tech needs to understand these factors.
Mounting a Power Supply

Video - 00:05:00

Power supplies require careful mounting to ensure easy connections to the devices that need power.
The Power Supply

Video - 00:09:00

A PC power supply takes AC power from the grid and transforms it into DC voltage the system needs to run.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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