Review: Corsair CX430

Published by Marc Büchel on 15.11.12
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Test setup

Regarding the power supply tests we refer to The guys over there do the certification of the power supplies. Behind there is a company called Ecova Plug Load Solutions, which own professional testing equiment for internal power supplies, such as a Chroma 6000 ATE. With the system power supplies can be tested under standard conditions, which means that at the end of the day one gets comparable data.

Generally speaking the there are three different tests. First of all Plug Load Solutions goes for 20 percent load on the power supply. At this point they measure input and output power and calculate the efficiency as a result. Furthermore they monitor the different voltages - +12V, -12V, 3.3V, 5V and 5Vsb. With these values taken one can see whether the power supply complies with a five or a ten percent deviation standard. After that they do also keep an eye on power factor correction, concerning which 1 is the ideal value.

In case somebody is looking for further information on how conducts it tests, then we can recommend the following PDF.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 6 - Performance 50 % load
Page 2 - Preview Page 7 - Performance 100 % load
Page 3 - Delivery/Specs Page 8 - Average Values
Page 4 - Test setup Page 9 - Input/Output Power and Efficiency
Page 5 - Performance 20 % load Page 10 - Conclusion

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