Cross-Load Tests And Infrared Images
Our cross-load tests are described in detail here.
To generate the following charts, we set our loaders to auto mode through our custom-made software before trying more than 25,000 possible load combinations with the +12V, 5V and 3.3V rails. The load regulation deviations in each of the charts below were calculated by taking the nominal values of the rails (12V, 5V and 3.3V) as point zero. The ambient temperature was between at 30°C (86°F) to 32°C (89.6°F).
Load Regulation Charts
This is a very efficient PSU. It's amazing to see a Gold-rated unit offering even a small region with 92-94% efficiency levels.
Toward the end of the cross-load tests, we took some photos of the PSU with our modified FLIR E4 camera that delivers 320x240 IR resolution (76,800 pixels).
Temperatures inside of the SuperNOVA 1000 G3 look normal, given the load/stress we're putting on it. The power cable got quite hot, as you can see, since the PSU was delivering loads close to its full power for a prolonged period.