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post #21 of 25
Bad. Just bad. Avoid, unless it's free and you need a source of parts (spare cables, fan, etc.):

JonnyGuru.com found that a 1050W Diablotek failed at over 600W (fuse blew):

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&file=print&reid=187

The donut coil wrapped in yellow tape seems kind of small for a 1050W PSU. Those coils can get really hot if overloaded.
post #22 of 25
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That $20 Diablotek is something you buy when you want an excuse to upgrade your entire system.

Because you will inevitably have to when it goes into the advertised "Over Voltage & Overload Protections." AKA, "4th of July Mode."

4th of July mode lol
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post #23 of 25
the el series are diabloteks lowest model el might be short for extra low i think the el is even lower in the range then the highly regarded da series

i would put the el series in the "pay me a million to touch it with a 100ft pole"catagory
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post #24 of 25
The only use for those PSUs is a source for component scavenging... biggrin.gif

As in you remove all the resistors/capacitors/transformers, use them for non mission critical prototypes or designs, and use the casing for other projects tongue.gif


If you're lucky the controller might even be a non-chinese offbrand cheap copycat of a TL494, and it might have some uses thumb.gif
   
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post #25 of 25
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Indeed, flawed logic on my part, because it was experience based, I've never see a unit with an input switch that doesn't have PPFC (except for that remarkable KissQuiet unit with fake PFC that got debated @ JG as well) but that's probably because I'm located in EU.
Still, assuming the presence of PPFC (when a voltage input switch is present) equates to giving them the benefit of the doubt... it's still bottom of the barrel material though.

Yeah... being in Europe would definitely slant the market in favor of passive PFC over non PFC for sure. Either way, these days, there's really no point to getting a unit without APFC.
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