Resisting the idea of Modular Power Supplies

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 14, 2006 - 12:04 PM |
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There is a debate about the effect using modular wiring on the voltages coming out of a PSU. There are those who claim that the connectors cause much more resistance that a foot or two of wire, and others that laugh at the suggestion.  Armed with a digital multimeter, motherboards.org gets to the bottom of this debate.

"Now please keep in mind that this article is in no way a power supply review. You have not just

witnessed some sort of weird five-way power supply shootout. There are so many good things to say

about ALL of the power supplies I used today. For example, the voltage drop going from 0A to 11A on

both the Antec NeoHE and Corsair HX620W was actually LESS than the FSP600-80GLC power supply with

fixed cables. But the focus of today's article was to simply clarify some of the fuzzy math used to

create fud over modular power supplies, therefore we focused primarily on the drop from the power

supply's PCB to the load."

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