Deep Cool DA500 Aurora 500W Power Supply Review

Over Power Protection and Max Wattage


Power supplies often quote as having various protection mechanisms such and the most important of these is Over Power Protection. In our testing we crank up the power draw until the power supply either shuts down (meaning the OPP mechanism is present and working) or blows up (meaning it is either not present or not working). We then note the maximum power consumption before the power supply shut down (or blew up).

Good performance here, with almost 40% over the 500W rating before the OPP kicked in and shut the unit off. Obviously, this means the OPP will kick in when you hit unsafe levels, but you’re going to have no issue with power spikes while gaming or running your system.