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post #11 of 32
It's hard to say. They are all important in their own ways. I guess this would be my pick.


Voltage Regulation
Ripple Suppression
Low Load Efficiency (EUP)
Efficiency
Transient Load Response
Start-Up Transients
Hold-Up Time
Short Circuit Protection
90VAC Input Performance
Overloading test
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Didn't I come up with something like this a couple of weeks ago?

Yes, I would.
This has been talked about for years. Then briefly existed, but was mishandled.

I might be able to bring it back, but need to know what the interest level is.
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This has been talked about for years. Then briefly existed, but was mishandled.

I might be able to bring it back, but need to know what the interest level is.
Yeah of course its been talked about. It's no original idea. Must be off to get the booze...
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That was quick enough.

So, you have a pretty good say with things in the power supply world, but I don't know how you/we could possibly try to get this to happen...

It would be a swell idea. I think it would force power supply manufacturers to really step up their game and it would also teach consumers a lesson on power supplies and that 500W don't mean 500W.

But how? That is the question.
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Would you be interested in seeing a PSU certification that tested for the quality of the PSU, its adherence to ATX specifications, and other such things? Similar to the 80PLUS certification or UL listing, but more comprehensive.
As predicted over at jonnyGURU.com, responses here are totally different.

About the only thing I can think of that this needs over existing 80Plus is maybe higher operational temperatures.

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The idea would be to do something on the same level as JonnyGURU or HardOCP, or more, but only the technical data provided and on a pass/fail basis, no rating system.
HardOCP already has a pass/fail badge in addition to any awards.
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Quote:
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Would you be interested in seeing a PSU certification that tested for the quality of the PSU, its adherence to ATX specifications, and other such things? Similar to the 80PLUS certification or UL listing, but more comprehensive.

If so, please rank these tests in order of importance to you.


Voltage Regulation
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Efficiency
Low Load Efficiency (EUP)
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Hold-Up Time
90VAC Input Performance
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Where or why would one test at 90v? I know Japan is 100v 50/60hz, but 90 seems a bit low.
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Where or why would one test at 90v? I know Japan is 100v 50/60hz, but 90 seems a bit low.
I thought Japan ran on 90V not 100.

Well besides the point, it's not really important. If Japan is so cool and rich as to be able to afford 90V into their homes, they can make their own power supplies.
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post #18 of 32
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Japan averages 100V, but can get as low as 90V out in the country. In addition, that's kind of like a brownout condition here in the states.
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I kind of was thinking along of the same lines for a brownout here. Kool.
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I would like for you to describe any advances in techniques used with the P/S's. Something along the line of "P/S xyz uses the old but time tested (fill in the blank) technique of rectification, or filtering, or regulation. Perhaps you describe when and if some new addition to an old technique is used.
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