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Written by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 02 August 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
GlacialPower GP-PS550BP Real Power 550W ATX PSU
Closer Look: GP-PS550BP
Details: GlacialPower GP-PS550BP
Testing Voltage Ripple and Regulation
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Introduction

Some of the players in the power supply industry have made a big name for themselves with a product line full of sparkle, or ultra glamorous design. Others take a different approach and offer the best product they can design at the best price possible. GlacialPower is such a company, and Benchmark Reviews was fortunate enough to shine the light on their GP-PS550BP Real Power 550W Power Supply Unit with series of ripple and regulation tests.

Benchmark Reviews has seen some major changes within the power supply industry over the past year. Even in such a limited purpose industry, somehow fads manage to come into existence. At one point, the number of rails a PSU offered was key to media hype. At another point, you could see everyone pushing for the highest watts in their new product. I can't forget how modular power supplies, with the assortment of cables and interfaces, also shared some time in the limelight.

GlacialPower GP-PS550BP 550W ATX PSU

The latest trend seemed to be 80-Plus efficiency, but since most PSU's are at least this efficient the label has lost meaning. And then without any warning, it was as if every company manufacturing power supply units suddenly decided that they could win the battle for industry dominance by combining all of the above features, and add a nice paint job or mirror finish for good measure. Not this time. GlacialPower keeps it real with some basic features and a modest price.

By now you should know that the power supply unit is the single most important part of any computer. Regardless of the system or purpose there is a given rule: whether it is a simple workstation with integrated components or an advanced gaming system with newest technology available, everything requires power to operate. As anyone who has suffered the failure of a low-end power supply will tell you: not all power supply units (PSU's) are created equal, and looks don't mean a thing. But being able to afford a flashy PSU is not something everyone can do, which is why GlacialPower offers an excellent value in the GP-PS550BP Real Power 550W PSU.

About the company: GlacialPower, Inc.GlacialPower Inc. was established in April 2006 by a talent engineering team from the Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) Industry . The team members of GlacialPower has averagely 12 years rich experience in designing, quality controlling and manufacturing SMPS products. During past years the team designed for A brand companies of Acer, Asus, Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens, Gateway, HPQ, IBM, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba and Wistron. The team also invented the solid quality control manufacturing process approved by companies of Dell, HPQ, IBM, etc.

GlacialPower Inc. was established in April 2006 by a talent engineering team from the Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) Industry. The team members of GlacialPower has averagely 12 years rich experience in designing, quality controlling and manufacturing SMPS products. During past years the team designed for A brand companies of Acer, Asus, Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens, Gateway, HPQ, IBM, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba and Wistron. The team also invented the solid quality control manufacturing process approved by companies of Dell, HPQ, IBM, etc.

The company goal is to be one of the leading SMPS solution provider in the world and will use solid design to deliver quality products that possess the features of innovation and usability for customers. We will work closely together with our customer and our slogan is Power Your Idea.

Safety Features

  • UL 60950 Edition - CAN / CSA - C22.2 - 60950 - 00
  • EN60 950 Edition
  • IEC60 950 Edition (CB Report to include all national deviations)
  • EU Low Voltage Directive (73 / 23 / EEC) (CE Compliance)
  • GB4943-90 CCIB (China)

Specifications

DC OutPut
+5V
+3.3V
+12V1
+12V2
-12V
+5Vsb
Nominal Output Voltage (V)
5
3.3
12
12
-12
5
Min. Current (A)
0.3
0.3
0.5
0.5
0
0
Max. Current (A)
25
25
18
18
0.6
3
Peak Current (A)
19
19
3.5
Max. Power (W)
125
82.5
216
216
7.2
15
Combined Max. Power (W)
130
400
7.2
15
Total Max. Output Power (W)
550



 

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