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Think this is a good PSU tester?

post #1 of 10
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Found this on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/PC-ITX-ATX-BTX-S...item3362959261

$17 shipped is cheap. Just wondering if anyone thinks it'll be any good.
post #2 of 10
It should do the trick. A multimeter would be a more cost effective solution.
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post #3 of 10
It looks like mine, but a generic version. I have the coolmax ps-228 which I got for under $15 on sale. I know newegg has it for like $20. plus a buck or two shipping.
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post #4 of 10

I just bought a coolmax ps228 and its cool i test it on a couple of psu and they turned out to be garbage . its about the same price but its in the u.s. the one you posted comes from china.


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post #5 of 10
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Thanks guys! I'll spend the extra $4 and go with the Coolmax.
post #6 of 10
Don't.

Buy a multimeter. Far more useful (you can use it for more than one thing, for instance), probably more accurate, and can be had for cheaper. You can get them from Harbor Freight for $4, or any Walmart or hardware store for $10-$15.
post #7 of 10
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I've got a Fluke T5-600. I'm looking to make custom cables for my PSU and just wanted an easier way to test them before I connect the PSU to the MB.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Philistine View Post
I've got a Fluke T5-600. I'm looking to make custom cables for my PSU and just wanted an easier way to test them before I connect the PSU to the MB.
I would still use the Fluke. Think about it.... if there is a problem, you will still have to pull out the multimeter anyway. You end up where you began.

Also, the generic tester won't tell you if there is higer Vdrop on an individual line.

$10-15 spent to save no time.
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post #9 of 10
You have a Fluke multimeter, and you're looking into buying a crappy generic inaccurate "PSU tester"? :/
post #10 of 10
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I'm really just looking for a way to quickly test for the correct continuity of the custom leads I'm going to be making (I'll be doing my whole PSU and maybe other's) rather than checking the voltage of every pin individually.

This is an example of what I'm planning on doing to my PSU. I figure I'd better test to make sure I get the pins right before I connect the PSU.


Edited by Philistine - 4/5/11 at 9:46pm
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