SilverStone Strider Platinum ST55F-PT 550W Power Supply Review

by - 7 years ago

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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).

sst 550 opp

It may only be a 550W rated unit, but Silverstone’s choice of high-quality capacitors and quality cooling means that the unit managed to exceed 700W before it cut out, great for dealing with any sudden power spikes while gaming or benchmarking.

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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