Corsair AX1600i PSU Review

Protection Features

Check out our PSUs 101 article to learn more about PSU protection features. Our protection features evaluation methodology is described in detail here.

Protection Features
OCP12V: Selectable (20-40A)
5V: 40.7A (135.67%), 4.98V
3.3V: 38.9A (129.67%), 3.27V
5VSB: 5.6A (160%), 4.959V
OPP1907.21W (119.2%)
OTP✓ (120°C @ primary heat sink)
SCP12V: ✓
5V: ✓
3.3V: ✓
5VSB: ✓
-12V: ✓
PWR_OKFunctions properly
Inrush: 2x NTC thermistors & bypass relay

The +12V rail's OCP triggering point can be configured through the Corsair Link software. We checked its accuracy with various loads and found it to be almost spot-on. The minor rails are allowed to go way too high before OCP kicks in, and the same goes for the 5VSB rail.

Over-power protection kicks in once you try to draw more than 1900W, while over-temperature protection is configured properly. Short-circuit protection is implemented on every rail, the power-good signal is accurate, and surge/inrush current protection (SIP) is included.

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  • Dark Lord of Tech
    Excellent review , thanks!
  • wklerken
    Excellent review. But I cannot view the video's, what format do you use?
  • Quaddro
    all of we need is 500w class digital titanium++ psu with this advance technology..
    Well, pc is much more efficient right now..

    I wonder how many people will use it anyway...
  • Aris_Mp
    Videos working fine here.

    PCs are more efficient, however graphics cards once pushed are not and many users tend to overclock their GPUs. Moreover, those units are intended for multi-GPU systems.
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  • SoerenHedemand
    Do you do you fan and noise measurements with 110V or 220V? That should make a difference in this case at least.
  • Aris_Mp
    1994191 said:
    Do you do you fan and noise measurements with 110V or 220V? That should make a difference in this case at least.

    115V but I also take noise measurements with 230V because of Cybenetics.

    115V: 23.25 dB(A)
    230V: 23.29 dB(A)
  • SoerenHedemand
    Specifically at what point does it change from passive to active cooling using either 110V or 220V?
  • Aris_Mp
    please check the CL noise graph of the review.
  • ptlin.ece90g
    Primary DSC should be NXP Freescale MC56F8236
    Secondary DSC is Texas Instruments UCD3138064A