Page 2:Packaging, Contents, Exterior And Cabling
Page 3:Smart Power Management And DPSApp
Page 4:A Look Inside And Component Analysis
Page 5:Load Regulation, Hold-Up Time And Inrush Current
Page 6:Efficiency, Temperature And Noise
Page 7:Cross-Load Tests And Infrared Images
Page 8:Transient Response Tests
Page 9:Ripple Measurements
Page 10:Performance, Performance Per Dollar, Noise And Efficiency Ratings
Page 11:Pros, Cons And Final Verdict
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.
Load Regulation Charts
The efficiency sweet spot is between 150W and around 880W, where you can expect readings between 90 to 95 percent.
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).
The PSU's internal temperatures are fairly normal. The bridge rectifiers operate at around 93 degrees C with the PSU delivering full load for a prolonged period. This temperature level isn't a problem for the GBU15L06 rectifiers; combined they can handle up to 30A of current at 115 degrees C.
- Packaging, Contents, Exterior And Cabling
- Smart Power Management And DPSApp
- A Look Inside And Component Analysis
- Load Regulation, Hold-Up Time And Inrush Current
- Efficiency, Temperature And Noise
- Cross-Load Tests And Infrared Images
- Transient Response Tests
- Ripple Measurements
- Performance, Performance Per Dollar, Noise And Efficiency Ratings
- Pros, Cons And Final Verdict