A Detailed Look (Cont’d)

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The front panel incorporates sixteen modular cable connectors, all nicely labeled.

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The Corsair AX1200 power supply comes with a large assortment of all modular cables and connectors.  Some of the cables are covered with braided plastic mesh sleeving while others are a flat ribbon-style cable. 

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The Corsair AX1200 package includes six PCI-E connector cables for multiple, high-end graphic card support.  Corsair uses the 6+2-pin configuration for added flexibility.

ZVS / ZCS Technology

The AX1200 utilizes Zero Voltage Switching / Zero Current Switching technology to maximize energy efficiency and performance.  Switching mode computer power supplies operate by rapidly switching the primary power transistors on and off with the output voltage being regulated by the associated switching duty cycle.  Conventional power supplies traditionally use “hard-switching”, whereby the current and voltage are not switched at 0V and 0A.  This results in switching power losses and increased EMI.

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The Corsair AX1200 utilizes ZVS / ZCS technology to switch at 0V and 0A, which ensures there are no switching losses.  This maximizes efficiency and further reduces waste heat.


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