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Enermax Platimax DF 850W Power Supply Review

04/09/2018 - 13:16

Introduction [inline:files/review/2018-03-24/2-Banner-1.jpg] Enermax is an established player in the PC peripherals market with a full line of power supplies for enthusiasts, gamers and professionals alike. The Platimax DF Series currently includes five...

Arc Welding with a PC Power Supply!

04/01/2018 - 20:11

Introduction OK, call me crazy (you wouldn’t be the first) but this is something I’ve wanted to try for years, and I bet I’m not the only one. Each time a new power supply comes across the lab bench with ever increasing output...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

03/24/2018 - 14:23

Overall the Enermax Platimax DF 850W power supply performed quite well during our testing. The Platimax DF produced very good DC voltage regulation with all three of the main outputs staying within ±2% of the target values. The power supply also...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

03/24/2018 - 14:20

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

03/24/2018 - 14:16

Testing Methodology Establishing an accurate load is critical to testing and evaluating a PC power supply.  PCPerspective’s power supply test bench can place a precise DC load on the PSU under test.  Each power supply is tested under...

A Detailed Look

03/24/2018 - 14:13

[inline:files/review/2018-03-24/10-Back.jpg] The Enermax Platimax DF 850W power supply enclosure has a hammer-tone matte black finish and features a black-chrome trim plate around the free-flow wire fan grill. The chassis measures 160mm (6.3”) deep...

Specifications and Packaging

03/24/2018 - 14:08

[inline:files/review/2018-03-24/5a-Nameplate.jpg] The Platimax DF 850W power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 850 watts at 50°C operating temperature. The PSU incorporates four +12V rails that can deliver up to 840 (...

Corsair AX1600i Digital ATX Power Supply Review

03/20/2018 - 08:17

[inline:files/review/2018-03-14/2-Banner-1.jpg] Introduction Corsair is a well-respected name in the PC industry and they continue to offer a complete line of products for enthusiasts, gamers, and professionals alike.  Today we are taking a detailed...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

03/14/2018 - 13:27

[inline:files/review/2018-03-14/33-Banner-2.jpg] That pretty much covers it – the Corsair AX1600i Digital PSU has proven itself to be an outstanding power supply! Here are a few of the reasons why we feel that way:

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

03/14/2018 - 13:24

Efficiency