The jolt that keeps you working

What type of voltages would you commonly expect to find on motherboard’s power supply connector?

A) 120V AC

B) 12V DC, 5V DC, 3.3V DC

C) 12V AC, 5V AC, 3.3V AC

D) 120V DC

E) I’ve been too long, I’m glad to be back

The answer: B) 12V DC, 5V DC, 3.3V DC

A computer’s power supply provides the motherboard with a number of different DC voltages, usually including 3.3 volts DC, 5 volts DC, and 12 volts DC.

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