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FSP Announces New Product Lines Ahead Of Computex 2016

FSP plans to show off several new products at the upcoming Computex, which as usual will take place in Taipei (May 31-June 4). The new product launches include Eco-friendly power storage solutions along with a variety of PV inverters, a home server PSU and a new SFX PSU line, called Dagger.

The EMERGY line of products includes portable, highly efficient and fanless power storage systems. All members of this line have dual AC/PV inputs and can be easily transferred thanks to their retractable handles, which make them look like suitcases. We should note that this isn't a new product line; we first saw it at Computex last year.

The Ion Mate, according to FSP, is the first commercial solution that provides protection against power-grid failures. It is a standalone, self-managed and an all-in-one energy storage system that can be also used for solar power management purposes. This system uses lithium ion phosphate batteries, which promise long life. Its power management runs off of AC and photo-voltaic chargers, and an inverter handles the conversion from DC (battery) to AC voltage. FSP also announced a range of photovoltaic (PV) inverters, including grid-tied inverters, off-grid inverters with backup, hybrid inverters with back up and micro inverters. 

An interesting product by FSP is the home server PSU, which was also shown at Computex 2015. This is a 500W redundant PSU in the Twin Series. It's compatible with the standard ATX form factor and consists of two hot-swap PSUs. In case one of them fails, the second immediately takes over in order to allow the system to sustain seamless operation.

FSP mentioned that this PSU uses an onboard software solution that indicates when a protection (OCP, SCP, OVP or fan failure) is triggered. Several LED indicators are used to provide alarm indications. The Twin Series unit is equipped with flat and ribbon cables, and it's backed up by a five-year warranty.

The last of the new products that FSP plans to show at Computex 2016 is its new "Dagger" SFX PSU series. This line consists of two PSUs with 500W and 600W max power. Both of them are 80 PLUS Gold rated and also feature a fully modular cabling design, which is highly desirable by most users nowadays.

FSP stated that, thanks to their increased capacity, these PSUs are able to power high-end VR-ready builds. The internals use Japanese caps, so we expect high reliability. The cooling of these units handle 80 mm double ball-bearing fans. (We would prefer to see 92mm fans used instead, as they could provide the same airflow at lower speeds, leading to decreased noise output.) Finally, the minor rails on these units are handled by DC-DC converters, so performance among the rails under unbalanced loads should be strong. This also means that the Dagger models are compatible with the C6 and C7 sleep states of Intel's newer CPUs. 

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Aris Mpitziopoulos
Aris Mpitziopoulos is a Contributing Editor at Tom's Hardware US, covering PSUs.
  • turkey3_scratch
    Is that a suit case PC case?
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  • jeremy2020
    Is that a suit case PC case?

    No, it's power storage. I wonder if you could take it on airplane though.
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  • Aris_Mp
    probably not :)
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  • fil1p
    That home server PSU looks really interesting. If they can bring a redundant PSU (traditionally limited to servers) to home servers at a reasonable price that would be awesome. Good for those looking to set up a critical 24/7 FreeNas or Linux box.
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  • drtweak
    That home server PSU looks really interesting. If they can bring a redundant PSU (traditionally limited to servers) to home servers at a reasonable price that would be awesome. Good for those looking to set up a critical 24/7 FreeNas or Linux box.


    Agreed. That is very tempting to get. I know of a few people who would love to have a redundant PSU that is a ATX form factor. Have a few clients who have normal desktop running a file server vs an actual server or NAS.
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