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Thermaltake ToughPower QFan 500W


by Grace - 17th April 2008
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It was many months ago that ThermalTake released their first PSUs, these were good enough for them to start gaining a strong reputation in this highly competitive market. Today we will take a look at their affordable, mid-range PSU, the ToughPower 500W. The ToughPower 500W is a modular and silent PSU, but is it good enough to compete in the wide spanning but budget minded mid-range market?

Manufacturer features and specifications
  • Extremely Quiet 140mm ball-bearing fan decreases 17% noise level
  • Stable 500W continuous output (at 50C operating environment)
  • Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V 2.91 version
  • Three independent & dedicated +12V rails (12V1,12V2,12V3 ) provide stable and superior performance for PC system (combined loading of 36A).
  • Supports Dual Core CPU 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 85%).
  • Protections: Over Current, Over Voltage, and Short-Circuit protection.
  • Safety / EMI Approvals: CE, CB, TUV, FCC, UL, CUL, and BSMI certified.

Model

W0151

Power

500W

Dimension

150mm(L)x160mm(W)x86mm(H)

Net Weight

2.02 Kg

Switches

ATX Logic on-off additional power rocker switch

PFC

Active PFC (PF > 0.9)

Cooling System

140mm QFan
SPEED: 1900 +-10% RPM
AIR FLOW: 93 CFM
BEARING TYPE: Two Ball Bearing
Temp. Auto Control

Noise

15 dBA at 1200 RPM, 17 dBA at 1500 RPM

P. G. Signal

100-500 ms

Efficiency

Up to 85%

Hold-up Time

16ms at 80% of full load


INPUT

Input Voltage

115 VAC ~ 230 VAC

Input Frequency Range

47 ~ 63 Hz

MTBF

120,000 hrs minimum

Input Current

100Vac / 6.0A max. 200Vac / 3.0A max.


ENVIRONMENT

Operating Temp.

10C to 50C

Storage Temp.

-20C to 70C

Operating Humidity

20% to 90%, non-condensing

Storage Humidity

5% to 95%, non-condensing


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

Not over 240VA for +5V & +3.3V output voltage
19A to 25A for +12V rails

Short Protection

All output to GND


Output Information

AC INPUT

115V/ 230V 6/3A 47~63Hz

DC OUTPUT

+3.3V

+5V

+12V1

+12V2

+12V3

-12V

+5VSB

Max Output Current

30A

28A

18A

18A

16A

0.8A

3A

Min Current

0.5A

2A

1.0A

1.0A

1.0A

0.0A

0.0A

Peak Current

--

--

--

--

--

--

3.5A

Max Combined Wattage

99W

140W

432W

9.6W

15W


Packaging and Bundle



The ThermalTake ToughPower 500W unit is supplied in a rather simple, white cardboard box. Everything inside is very well secured between Styrofoam pieces so the product should be very safe during shipping. As well as the unit, you will also find a bag with the modular cables, a box with the AC power cable inside it, a well written manual, a case sticker, the necessary 3M screws and a silicone anti-vibration gasket.
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