A Closer Look (Cont’d)

Quad +12V outputs

 

The Toughpower 1,200W power supply has four 12V outputs (+12V1, +12V2, +12V3, and +12V4).  The following table shows the capacity and what connectors are supplied by each output.  This appears to be a very good distribution with the +12V3 and +12V4 outputs rated at 36A each.

 

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Inside the beast…

 

Here are a few pictures showing the layout and components inside the Thermaltake Toughpower 1,200W PSU.

 

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Just like with all the other Toughpower power supplies, Thermaltake has chosen Channel Well Tech as the supplier (and from past experience, this is an excellent choice).  As you can see, the component layout gives the impression of two power supply units mounted side by side.  It appears as though one side produces +3.3V, +12V1, and +12V4 while the other side produces +5V, +12V2, and +12V3.  As we will see during testing, the DC output voltages and AC ripple measurements at various loads, also seem to indicate that +12V1/+12V4 and +12V2/+12V3 are paired together.

 

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The primary caps are rated for 85°C (the primary section typically runs cooler than the secondary) while the secondary caps all appear to be rated for 105°C.

 

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