In this test, more than 1000 watts will be drawn from the power grid for the biggest units. As a result, the power lines heat up a great deal, fans running at full speed produce deafening noise, and the smell of over-heated plastic and paint fills the air.
The voltage must remain within specifications during the test. There should be no failures in the components, obviously, and in the extreme case of failure, no fire should break out. Finally, a robust power supply should be able to stand up under peak current of 100 amperes.
The power supplies will use electronic loads, automatically controlled by computers. In all, four loads will be used, which can be easily converted into up to 4000 watts.
Two high-power computers control the electronic loads, the live cameras and audio recording. All data for each power supply unit is recorded for later analysis and critiques by the THG engineers.
- Profits Or Quality?
- Still An Eldorado? 600 Percent Profit Margin Possible
- Our Motivation - Why Are We Running PSUs Constantly Under Full Load?
- Test Methodology
- Stressing With Highly Accurate Electronic Loads
- Noise Level And Measurement Of Temperatures
- Data Collection And Live Upload
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- Antec Phantom 500: Quiet With High Efficiency
- Antec True Power 2.0: Mediocre Efficiency
- Aopen Prima Power 700: Super Results - No SLI
- BeQuiet BQT B5-520W-S1.3: Loose Transistor Triggers Failure
- Cooler Master Real Power RS-550-ACLY: Shutdown At Full Load
- Enermax Coolergiant EG485AX-VHB(W): Flawed Former Champ
- Enermax Noisetaker EG701AX-VE(W): Perfect Connections And Quiet
- Epower Silent Engine Xscale 470: Loud At Full Load
- Fortron FSP300-60GNF: Soundless With High Efficiency
- HEC AcePower ACE580UB: Failure At High Load
- Hiper Type R580: Not Within Specifications