Category: PSU

CORSAIR CS450M PC POWER SUPPLY

The Corsair CS450M (CP-9020075) power supply is an entry level gaming model that we procured for a refurbished machine. The old AK-680 PSU had dual 12V circuits which limited the use of advanced gaming grade video cards somewhat. The CS450M uses a single circuit to eliminate confusion about cables and loading. The CS series are …

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ENERGY USING PRODUCTS 2013

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Energy Using Products (EuP) 2013 is a EU directive 2009/125/EC. The previous directive for energy using products only covered products that used energy, such as washing machines or computer. The new ErP-Directive covers products under the old EuP Directive as well as products that are energy-related and do not directly use energy such as water-saving …

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EUP 2013

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Energy Using Protocol is the initiative introduced by the EU to reduce PC idle power consumption. The stated goal is ½W which is also now being adopted by California. Laptop and desktop machines are generally powered continually so efforts towards overall power consumption have been ambitious. Wall chargers are notoriously inefficient. Work published by the IEEE generally …

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OUR PSU TESTING & REVIEW

PC power supplies generally last several years so they qualify as durable goods. The EPA however recognized that a lot of power was being wasted with obsolete designs so they embarked on their Energy Star campaign. For background, see the page on the ATX power supply. PSU TESTER We use a low cost PSU tester that …

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CORSAIR TX850V2 PC POWER SUPPLY

The Corsair TX850V2 (CMPSU-850TXV2) power supply is an enthusiast model that we procured in June of 2012 for use with the desktop gaming machine. The TX series a high-end enthusiast class power supply the is designed for extreme setups. Compared to the counterfeit AK-680 PSU which has dual 12V 17A circuits that limits the use of …

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COUNTERFEIT COMPUTER HARDWARE

We have noticed that counterfeit computer components are becoming a growing problem. We first encountered this problem with the AK 680 power supply. The Echostar 680W is even worse. Both use oem power supply boards and labeled their respective products at double the actual true capacity or more. Vast  numbers of these counterfeit power supplies …

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ECHOSTAR 680W POWER SUPPLY

The Echostar 850W is an ATX 2.03 power supply that seems to another Leadman 8867 250W. being sold at far beyond its actual capacity. Calling this 850W is counterfeit. This PSU is even worse than the A-Power AK 680 we have. PCB reads LP-8867 Rev: 1.3. Caps are Cheng LS on the primary and Cheng …

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FSP GROUP SAGA+ 400R POWER SUPPLY

The FSP Group Saga+ 400R (PSUFSP400-60GHN85) power supply is a basic low cost generic 350W ATX 2.1 model for desktop machines.  FSP Group is a low-end brand out of Taiwan. FSP has the ISO 9001 designation, which suggests their serious about becoming a stronger brand in the industry. The 400R  is the standard ATX 86 …

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A-POWER AK 680 PC POWER SUPPLY

The A-Power AK680 is a counterfeit PSU made using a Leadman 8867 350W power supply board. This was then sold at far above its actual capacity which is false pretences. This was also done with the DynaPower brand of PSU which is also falsely labelled. The A-Power AK 680 power supply is a basic low cost …

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COOLERMASTER RS-460-PMSR-A3 PC POWER SUPPLY

The CoolerMaster RS-460-PMSR-A3 power supply is a basic low cost generic 400W ATX PSU, Its sold mostly into the repair and maintenance market. To make things worse for reviewers, there are four kinds of power supplies on the new eXtreme Power Plus series: the ones using an 80 mm fan on the rear of the …

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