If you think of any electrical item in general you would already know by now, how important a proper power source is to work on them. Will any of your equipment work without a good power source? No because they simply will remain as pieces of plastic and steel until it is been given life to work. The most important thing to remember is that all equipment has the right amount of electricity that is needed to operate in the right way. Do u remember an instance where you plugged in a low voltage torch to be charged on a socket that let out a much higher electricity flow and burnt the circuit of the torch? I bet we all have gone through such an instance where we have plugged in certain devices into sockets that were not right to operate that particular device.
If a certain socket has a 500 watt power supply, then you must make sure to plug in devices that actually work with such voltage and if any equipment that requires a much lesser flow can definitely break or burn due to overflow of electricity. Each device has a circuit and capacity of power that it can hold but if the flow fluctuates in high variations, then the device might not work the same. How do you choose the kind of unit to be used for your computer to work fine?
For normal computer towers to start operating, the average amount of power will be about 300W but in such a case, the unit of electricity should at least base at a 500W to 600W because if you choose 300W, the computer will optimize the flow in full load and if the pc starts heating up which eventually put down the durability of it. One of the most common mistakes people do is that, they think if they buy a higher voltage, they will end up consuming more electricity and get a higher consumption bill as well but that is completely wrong.
If a device says, it only consumes 240W, it will only consume that amount whether it is plugged on to 350W or even a 1000W socket. The only good thing of having a more power generating modular power supply is that in time where the current fluctuates, the possibility of such a socket to still maintain the required flow will be high. This will work as a mode of protection to these appliances. Always choose a good brand because you don’t want to be spending money on a product that doesn’t work up to what it claims.