A Detailed Look (Cont’d)

ZVS / ZCS Technology

The AX860i Digital PSU 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.

(Courtesy of Corsair)

The Corsair AX860i utilizes ZVS / ZCS technology to switch at near 0V and 0A, which ensures there are minimal switching losses.  This helps maximize efficiency and further reduces waste heat.

Here are a few pictures showing the layout and components inside the Corsair AX860i Digital power supply.  The overall layout looks very good with components neatly organized and excellent soldering on the PCBs. 

The following illustration and table identifies some of the AX860i’s main components with their location and function.

(Courtesy of Corsair)


 

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