You are going to need 240V for this one; Superflower's 2000W PSU

Subject: General Tech | February 19, 2015 - 06:21 PM |
Tagged: kilowatt, modular psu, superflower, Leadex Platinum, 80 Plus Platinum, 8 pack edition, two freaking kilowatts

The perfectly reasonable 2 kilowatt Superflower is only able to provide a paltry 166.6 amps on its single +12v rail so you will need to be absolutely positive that your rig will not need a more powerful source of power.  Available only in the UK, it is possible that Superflower is not exaggerating when the claim it will accept 100V~240V, perhaps a budding North American electrician could set up a test to see if this 80 PLUS Platinum rated PSU can actually be powered by any mere wall wart.  No ones seems to mention the weight of this PSU but it does measure 150 x 86 x 220 mm which is a pity as this PSU would be perfect for an mATX build.  You can catch a video of this PSU in action on the last page of the review, powering a PC not an arc welder.

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"‘Holy Moly’. This is the PG version of the first words I said when we were offered the new 2000 watt Superflower power supply for analysis. Renowned and highly respected UK overclocker Ian ’8Pack’ Parry partnered up with SuperFlower for the creation of this new monster unit. The ’8 Pack Edition’ is a fully modular design, 80 Plus Platinum certified and ships with enough cables to choke Godzilla."

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February 19, 2015 | 06:51 PM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

...or just live in a better part of the world.

February 20, 2015 | 11:35 AM - Posted by BBMan (not verified)

Haha.

Still getting close to 10A. If this trend continues, it won't be long before you need 3-phase.

February 20, 2015 | 11:49 AM - Posted by Jabbadap (not verified)

Nah, just use 230V@16A fuses ... It needs good cabling though.

February 20, 2015 | 01:16 PM - Posted by Terje (not verified)

2,5 mm^2 copper leads is used for 16A for home wiring in Norway.

February 19, 2015 | 07:38 PM - Posted by collie

I just can't fathom why one would need such a power-suply, other than a cluster-type mega device but even then....... I'd love to see the conversation with the electrician, "So you want a 220 jack installed in this basement? Sorry, we dont build grow rooms lowlife!"

February 19, 2015 | 07:42 PM - Posted by collie

actually now that I think of it, and the electricians I have know over the years, they would probably just charge you and not give a fuck.

February 19, 2015 | 08:30 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yeah I don't know what you're talking about, all the electricians I've come in contact with would all be like "We totally build grow rooms, man."

February 20, 2015 | 12:11 PM - Posted by YTech

Gamer: "Hello Mr. Electrician, I would like a 240 V outlet in this Bedroom, Living, Basement Bedroom, Basement Living and both Dining rooms. Put a few in the Hallways, just in case."

Electrician: "Hey Kid, Do you plan on converting this home into a laundromat?"

February 19, 2015 | 08:04 PM - Posted by ButtonPuncher (not verified)

You can get 2400W from a 20A 120V circuit so what's the big deal? As long as you have 20A breakers in your house it's as easy as putting in a 20A outlet. $10 and 10 minutes later you can use this power supply. You better not have much of anything else on that circuit though.

February 19, 2015 | 09:18 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Not sure about it being that easy. We're going through the process of fixing this 30 year old house where the asshole put 3 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms on the same 15A breaker. You can't just swap out a 15A for a 20A or 25A if the wire gauge doesn't support that many amps safely.

February 19, 2015 | 09:20 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

^ *EDIT*

Totally misread what you said. I'm so stressed/pissed dealing with this atm that I felt the perfect moment to vent.

February 20, 2015 | 02:08 AM - Posted by arbiter

I think point really is in most houses, computer shares same circuit as other things in the house. Some people would be fine with it but others won't care for rendering 3-4-5+ plugs useless cause computer sucking 15-20amp's of the circuit to point you plug in a cell phone, you trip the breaker. Going with 240 probably from stability standpoint its not all coming from 1 breaker and its spread out.

February 20, 2015 | 12:48 PM - Posted by fkr

couldn't you just put a GFI at the socket then you would not have to worry about everything else down the line. If you combine this with an ups I would think you are good to go.

with this much power I would just use a ups anyway

February 19, 2015 | 08:49 PM - Posted by greg reavis (not verified)

That would defiantly cause the lights in my house to flicker. It's a house that was built in the 70's, so I don't think it's built to handle those sort of things.

February 20, 2015 | 09:54 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Could it be one of those houses that used aluminum wiring, and you better make sure the electrical grease is good between the wiring and any copper/wiring, or fittings. Always good to have an electrical inspection done, by a reputable inspector, before getting any house 1970's era, and beyond. Any new house should get some fatter Romex to offer more options, in the 4k+ times that are coming, hopefully the process node shrinks, and more engineering will make having to have more juice than the standard household capacity for 4k gaming and over clocking unnecessary. Then there is always warp plasma conduits.

February 20, 2015 | 12:08 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I have lived in several houses with 220 volt outlets in the USA They had 220 v electic baseboard heat with an outlet on the end of the heater to plug in a window air conditioner. They weren't made to run the heater and the outlet at the same time, but if you have a 2 KW computer, you do not need an electic baseboard heater in the same room.

February 20, 2015 | 01:00 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

OR you can just move to the BETTER part of the world.

You 'Muricans truly amuse me and make me laugh out hard.

February 20, 2015 | 04:10 AM - Posted by JohnB (not verified)

Are you talking of South America? We in Europe still have 50Hz instead of 60 like som places in S.A. The germans never listened Tesla, and the germans rule Europe.

Europe is too marxist. Better move to Chile or something if one plans to leave the US. Still some freedom in some places in S.A.

Europe is a sinking ship.

February 20, 2015 | 06:59 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

No, not South America nor the Europoor.

February 20, 2015 | 10:23 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Europe is sinking not because of immigration, but because of too much immigration. It simply does not have enough area for the population, and with too much immigration, especially of the poorly educated variety, urban problems are magnified. Just look at Paris. Immigration within reason is great, and the US is an immigrant nation, but it's time to limit immigration for a while, until people have time to adjust. The problems in the US, the post industrial US, is that the charities did not have a policy of maybe returning those unskilled displaced workers to an agrarian economy, if the displaced workers would not/could not be retrained/educated for the post industrial economy.
Now the American cities are full of persons without the necessary skills/trades to make it in the urban setting. Get the former workers trained as farmers, and get them growing/trained for specialized foods for the market, those Google employees spend on the organic specialty foods. In Japan they have converted mothballed electronics factories to growing specialty crops, hydroponically, and otherwise, but the US still has lots of land.

February 20, 2015 | 11:50 AM - Posted by BBMan (not verified)

Many parts of the world use 208VAC et al. 50 or 60Hz generally means little- dirty means way more. However, I think Germans do there connections better with the Euro (Schuko) plug as it is less hazardous to your health- the prongs are a good design for protection.

February 20, 2015 | 03:08 PM - Posted by fkr

well in america at least I could afford the electricity at 6 cents per kwh.

I love all of this american hate. I am just going to listen to some american delta blues and drink my Kentucky bourbon.

I do want to say thanks to the country that invented the PC, the internet and cell phones tho. thanks you.

February 20, 2015 | 01:20 PM - Posted by ButtonPuncher (not verified)

I should have specified that most homes built in the last 20 years have 12AWG wiring and 20A breakers stock. I live in a home built in the 50's. One 15A breaker runs 3/4 of the 1st floor. I own alot of UPS's. :D

"Better part of the world." LOL!

Better not touch that 240V line.
Better pay a big VAT to buy that power supply.
Better order it from a store in the USA to get the best price.
Better hope the USA keeps (insert Communist, Islamist, Marxist, Socialist group here) from taking over my "better" country.

But yeah, you're better, because you say so.

February 23, 2015 | 08:38 AM - Posted by GregA (not verified)

For all the "why do you need this this much PSU" I run a a triple PSU 2.2kW (2200W) 4 x R290 (OC) Dual triple pump (D5) and a 5.3 OC CPU etc that can draw 1950w @ 92.5% efficiency under bechmarking which is hardly Overkill.

February 23, 2015 | 05:20 PM - Posted by djotter

Got any pics? Would be cool such a system :)

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