5 Power Supplies Get the Full Juice Treatment


As usual for Enermax, the ELT500AWT's device tag tells its story clearly and directly.

As did all of its predecessors from this company, this Enermax device also survived our tests. We encountered no problems during our 12-hour maximum load endurance test, and all voltages stayed within specified levels at all times during testing.

Results from our efficiency measurements, however, were disappointing for the ELT500AWT: it measured only 73.5% at light load, where other competitive products registered over 80% from the get-go. But as load levels increase, so does efficiency: 82.5% is what registers for typical mid-range loads, as one might predict. But we measured only 79.1% under maximum load after 12 hours of testing.

At prices that range from $95 to $100 for this unit, users can buy a solid power supply the value of which is commensurate with its price.

Retail package for the Enermax Liberty ELT500AWT