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Written by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 03 July 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
Thermaltake Toughpower W0133RU 1200W Modular PSU
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: Toughpower 1200W
Cables and Connectors
Testing Ripple and Regulation
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

W0113RU Features & Specifications

You cannot manufacture a product which shatters realistic needs and expectations without proper documentation. This section will be for those of you who live by the numbers, because thanks to Thermaltake everything about the Toughpower W0133RU 1200W Modular PSU has been measured and recorded.

Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W Modular PSU

Toughpower Features:

  • Stable 1200W continuous output (at 50C operating environment)
  • Four independent & dedicated +12V rails(12V1,12V2,12V3,12V4) provides superior performance for PC system.
  • Three 8-pin and three 6-pin PCI-E connectors design supports Multi-GPU Graphic card.
  • Supports Dual Core CPU / Quad Core CPU / NVIDIA SLI & Quad SLI and all Multi-Core GPU technologies.
  • Modularized Cable Management to eliminate clutter and improve airflow inside the case.
  • Independent Voltage Circuit: offers unflappable current delivery under heavy load.
  • Strict voltage regulation (±3%): provides steady voltage for system.
  • Active Power Factor Correction (PF>0.99) and high efficiency (up to 87%).
  • Industrial grade components (capacitor, transformer, etc)
  • High reliability: MTBF>120,000 hours.
  • Quiet and reliable 14cm ball-bearing fan.
  • Protections: Over Current, Over Voltage, Under Voltage, Over Temperature, Over Power, and Short-Circuit protection.
  • Safety / EMI Approvals: CE, CB, TUV, FCC, UL, CUL, and BSMI certified.

Of the many features integrated into the Toughpower W0133RU, the most unique are the new 8-pin PCI-E connectors and 87% efficiency. Although the need for 8-pin PCI-E connections into next-generation video cards has not yet been realized, it will be a short matter of time before the twin 6-pin connections familiar to the GeForce 8800 Ultra and GTX will soon be replaced with this interface thanks to new PCI-SIG specifications. Additionally, a power supply offering 87% efficiency is extraordinary, and although very much a rarity it should become more common as the technology gets better.

Quad +12V Rails and EPS Structure Hi-Tech Black Coating
Noise Preventive Silicon Pad - Effectively reduces vibration noise by as much as 80% Silent 140mm Fan

W0113RU Specifications:

ENVIRONMENT
Operating Temp.
10 C to 50 C
Storage Temp.
-20 C to 70C
Operating Humidity
20% to 90%, non-condensing
Storage Humidity
5% to 95%, non-condensing
INPUT
Input Voltage
115 VAC ~ 230 VAC
Input Frequency Range
47 ~ 63 Hz
MTBF
120,000 hrs minimum (at 25 C)
Input Current
15A
PROTECTION
DC rail
Trigger Point/Range
Over Voltage Protection
+3.3V trip point
4.5 Vmax
+5.0V trip point
7.0 Vmax
+12.0V trip point
15.6 Vmax
Over Current Protection
+3.3V
33A ~ 50A
+5.0V
33A ~ 50A
+12V1 & +12V2
22A ~ 35A
+12V3 & +12V4
39A ~ 55A
Under Voltage Protection
+3.3V trip point
2.0 Vmin
+5.0V trip point
3.3 Vmin
+12.0V trip point
8.5 Vmin
Short Protection
All output to GND
Voltage
+12V1
+12V4
+3.3V
+12V2
+12V3
+5V
-12V
+5Vsb
Max/Min
20A/1A
36A/1A
30A/0.5A
20A/1A
36A/1A
30A/0.5A
0.8A/0A
3.5A/0A
Regulation *1
+3,-3%
+3,-3%
+3,-3%
+3,-3%
+3,-3%
+3,-3%
+10,-10%
+3,-5%
Ripple & Noise
*2
120mV
120mV
50mV
120mV
120mV
50mV
120mV
50mV
Max Output
600W
600W
9.6W
17.5W
Total Power
1200W

*1. +5Vsb operate at 3.5A max load base on PS-ON mode. If PS-OFF +5Vsb only operate
at 3A max load.
*2. Add 0.1uF and 47uF capacitors across output terminal during ripple & noise test.
Model
W0133RU
Power
1200W
Dimension
200mm(L)x160mm(W)x86mm(H)
Switches
ATX Logic on-off additional power rocker switch
PFC
Active PFC (PF > 0.9)
Cooling System
140mm Fan, 2300RPM ± 10%
Noise
16 dBA at 1300 RPM
P. G. Signal
100-500 ms
Efficiency
up to 87%
Hold-up Time
16ms

So by now if you have really read through all these numbers your head is probably spinning. Suffice it to say that Thermaltake has designed the Toughpower 1200W PSU with enough features to satisfy even the most demanding enthusiast, and enough power to handle more equipment than you will ever dream of connecting. There are two very important specifications which set this power supply apart from the competition: 600 watts of power dedicated to PCI-E graphics, and the total power output of 1200 watts is a continuous rating, and not a peak output.



 

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