Chieftec A-135 APS-600SB Series 600W Power Supply Review

by - 5 years ago

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A Closer Look – Interior


The interior of this unit could be a little more tidy than it is, but with a non-modular design, some cable trailing is to be expected. All the major hardware is well spaced out, however, so airflow should still be pretty decent. I am surprised that the PCB is smaller than the housing, but that was likely extended to incorporate a larger fan more than anything else.

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There are a few passive heat sinks dotted around which will help cool the main hardware, especially when combined with the large fan.

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The AC filtering stage looks a little scruffy, but comprehensive and with any luck we should see some clean power delivery from this unit.

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There are a lot of cables here, but they’re all cable tied to keep them in place and the soldering points have been covered with shrink tubing to keep them protected.

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The main bulk capacitor is Su’scon 400v 330uf unit, rated for 105c.

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The fan is really nice, with an 11-fin design that should really help shift a lot of air and hopefully keep noise levels down too.

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Article Index

  1. Introduction and Packaging
  2. A Closer Look - Exterior
  3. A Closer Look - Interior
  4. Test Procedure
  5. Efficiency, PFC and Voltage Regulation
  6. Ripple Testing
  7. OPP and Max Wattage
  8. Fan Speed
  9. Final Thoughts
  10. View All

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