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Thermaltake Toughpower 1000W Power Supply Review


by Grace - 2nd April 2010
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Thermaltake Toughpower 1000W PSU - Introduction


Thermaltake are best known for their chassis and coolers but also have a strong presence in the PSU market. Today we are going to have a look at one of their most powerful products, the Thermaltake Toughpower Cable Management 1000W unit. Thermaltake list some impressive performance figures for the unit, offer a very long warranty and price it aggressively. Is the Thermaltake Toughpower Cable Management 1000W unit the perfect option for enthusiasts who do not want to break the bank? Read on to find out.

Manufacturer Features & Specifications

  • Stable 1000W continuous output, peak power at 1100W (at 50°C operating environment)
  • Four independent & dedicated +12V rails(12V1,12V2,12V3,12V4) provides superior performance for PC system
  • NEW! Three 8pin and three 6pin 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
GENERAL
- Wattage 1000 Watts
- Fan 140mm Fan
2300RPM ±10%
- Efficiency 87%+
- PFC Active PFC
(PF > 0.9)
- Hold-Up Time 16ms
- Switches ATX Logic on-off additional power rocker switch
- Motherboard Connectors 24-pin Main Connector
8-pin Power Connector
4+4-pin Power Connector
- Power Good Signal 100-500ms
- Form Factor ATX 12V 2.2
- Dimension 7.9 x 5.9 x 3.4 inch (L)x(W)x(H)
200 x 150 x 86 mm (L)x(W)x(H)
- Warranty 5 Years
- Certifications ATI CrossFire Certified
80 Plus Certified
AC INPUT
- Input Voltage 115 VAC ~ 230 VAC
- Input Current 13A
- Input Frequency Range 47 ~ 63 Hz
- Inrush Current  
- Operating Range  
- MTBF 120,000 hours minimum (at 25°C)
- RFI / EMI CE, CB, TUV, FCC, UL, CUL, BSMI

OUTPUT TABLE
Output Voltage +12V1 +12V4 +3.3V +12V2 +12V3 +5 -12V +5VSB
Output Current Max. 20A 36A 30A 20A 36A 30A 0.8A 3A
Output Current Min. 1A 1A 0.5A 1A 1A 0.5A 0A 0A
Output Current Peak - - - - - - - 3.5A
Regulation +3,-3% +3,-3% +3,-3% +3,-3% +3,-3% +3,-3% +10,-10% +3,-5%
Noise & Ripple 120mV 120mV 50mV 120mV 120mV 50mV 120mV 50mV
Total Power 1000W

ENVIRONMENT
- Operating Temperature 10°C to 50°C
- Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C
- Operating Humidity 20% to 90%, non-condensing
- Storage Humidity 5% to 95%, non-condensing
PROTECTION
- 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 range @ 33A ~ 50A
+5.0V range @ 33A ~ 50A
+12V1 & +12V2 range @ 22A ~ 35A
+12V3 & +12V4 range @ 39A ~ 55A
- Over Load Protection  
- Over Termperature Protection  
- Under Voltage Protection +3.3V trip point @ 2.0 Vmax
+5.0V trip point @ 3.3 Vmax
+12.0V trip point @ 8.5 Vmax
- Short Circuit Protection All Output to GND
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