Originally Posted by hednik
So back to my original point it seems odd that a reputable company use a reputable OEM, and it's still gabage ?
These things were pointed out in the review of it: That it held up well under testing and was able to gain voltage as the tests went on but not loose it. Yet it seems like the longevity of it is questionable ? This all seems baffling to me as how you can honestly pick a PSU that hasn't scrimped somewhere on something that can easily fail.
The JonnyGURU folks just like to complain about capacitor quality. If it isn't Japanese, it must be terrible. Teapo does have a bad reputation for their capacitors when used in audio equipment; but those are different series than the ones used in power supplies, and I have yet to see a Teapo fail inside of its PSU's warranty period (although past ~5-6 years they start to go more regularly).
Teapo and OST and SamXon aren't as good as Japanese capacitors, but they're good enough for a budget power supply, and complaining about them is a waste of time.
Anyway, the EA500 is no longer made anyway.