Huntkey Debuts Odd X-Power PSUs for Europe

Huntkey Enterprise Group has unveiled its new X-Power series of power supplies, a unit that somehow appears completely out-of-place in regards to most other PSUs on the market.

The X-Power400 is a 300 watt power supply with a peak rating up to 400 watts and with fixed cables. It supports both Intel and AMD CPUs and is built on a dual +12V rail system. Features include active power factor correction as well as OCP, OVP, OPP, and SCP protection. The units are 100% Burn-In and Hi-Pot tested and come with an MTBD of 100,000 hours. The PSU is kept cool by a 120mm fan without any further specifications.

The first thing that strikes me as odd is the use of the peak performance in the products name instead of the rated performance. The second thing is that it has an 85% efficiency rating and complies with EU regulations, but has no 80Plus certification.

I don’t think Huntkey will impress the ordinary user with this non-modular PSU. But if the price will be set right, they might get some system-builders on board.

Thanks to TechPowerUp for providing us with this information

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This 300w 3D Printed Wind Turbine Fits in Your Backpack

Portable energy generators are nothing new, we’ve seen hand wound, solar and wind power generators, not forgetting some of the more “traditional” ones such as diesel and petrol electricity generators. Each of these comes with a draw back, ones like the solar generators aren’t powerful enough for good levels of power generation, at least when the technology is scaled down to something you can put in your backpack. Diesel generators have the power, but are again to bulky and heavy to move and also require fuels, so they’re not exactly green friendly tech.

Omni3D think they have the solution with their AirEnergy 3D generator. The 3D printed wind turbine is capable of fitting in a backpack, but is able to produce up to 300W of power. That’s enough to charge all kinds of devices and for hard to reach areas that are eager for some renewable power sources, this could prove very popular indeed.

Omni3D are currently running this through a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and the first models are expected to ship in February.

Thank you Kickstarter for providing us with this information.

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