Mushkin HP-580AP Modular 580W PSU E-mail
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Written by Olin Coles   
Monday, 04 December 2006
Table of Contents: Page Index
Mushkin HP-580AP Modular 580W PSU
Features and Specifications
Packaging and Contents
Internal Components
Testing Methodology
Test Results

Features & Specifications

The standard features of Mushkin PSU's enable wide range compatibility with the latest connector and power standards. Also included are advanced power and thermal management with safeguards to protect installed components.


VersaPlug - Mushkin's innovative slide-in 20/24-pin and 4/8-pin universal motherboard connectors allow wide-spread compatibility with motherboards using the latest ATX/BTX/EPS standards. Allows for an organized case and improves airflow by using only the required cables.

  • Eight SATA 15-pin HDD connectors are integrated in all Mushkin Power Supplies.
  • Two 6-pin PCIe video card power connectors which have fully coated, slip proof EMI-shielded cables.
  • Modular cable design allows for clean cable management and increased case airflow.

Enhanced Power Conditioning - The HP-580AP's components are selected to provide ultra-low ripple and superior regulation under varying load. Additionally, this unit features a heavy-gauge ground/return wire to further reduce noise and ripple. All these features provide ultra-low ripple (1%) and superior voltage regulation (1%) under all load levels.

  • 38A Maximum current on +12V (RailFusion mode)
  • 3A Maximum current on +5VSB at <5W
  • 115V - Typical load 82.3%
  • 230V - Typical load 83.3%

RailFusion - When high draw devices exceed the maximum allowed current per 12V rail (20A), this feature combines the rails to avoid overcurrent shutdown. THe green LED on the back of the unit will illuminate when RailFusion is active.

Mushkin HP-580AP Rear View

ActiveShield Technology - The HP-580AP PSU incorporates active protection for installed components. These protection measures include:

  • Overvoltage protection
  • Undervoltage protection
  • Overcurrent protection
  • Undercurrent protection
  • Overtemperature protection
  • Short circuit protection

Power Factor Correction - Facilitated with the universal input 90VAC ~ 250VAC active PFC with the PF value 0.96 at 115V or 230V with the EN 61000-3-2, class D standards.Enhanced Thermal & Acoustic Design - Under light load, the fan speeds are reduced for quiet computing. When loading is increased, the PSU fan speeds are increased for proper temperature regulation.



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