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FSP Hydro PTM 650W Platinum Power Supply Review

04/23/2018 - 14:06

Introduction [inline:files/review/2018-04-23/2-Banner-2.jpg] The latest Hydro PTM power supply lineup sits right in the middle of FSP’s top-tier Premium Series and currently includes three models: 750W, 650W, and 550W. FSP Group Inc. has been...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

04/23/2018 - 12:43

[inline:files/review/2018-04-23/4a-Side-stickers_0.jpg] The latest Hydro PTM power supply from FSP proved to be a very good unit and a worthy member of their power supply lineup. The power supply delivered excellent efficiency and very good performance...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

04/23/2018 - 12:40

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

04/23/2018 - 12:37

PSU 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

04/23/2018 - 12:33

[inline:files/review/2018-04-23/10-Bottom.jpg] The FSP Hydro PTM 650W power supply enclosure is painted satin black with light gray lettering and features a brushed aluminum trim piece around the fan opening. It comes with color coordinated labels for...

Specifications and Packaging

04/23/2018 - 12:29

Specifications [inline:files/review/2018-04-23/5-Nameplate.jpg] The FSP Hydro PTM 650W power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 650 watts at 50°C operating temperature. The PSU incorporates a single +12V rail, which can...

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