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I have a PSU here and I have some questions about it. For now, I'm going to withhold the brand label to prevent bias from kicking in, but those in the know might be able to identify it (or if not the rebrand, at least the original model).

First of all, what is this 6-pin connector? I couldn't find it here. It's 6-pin, but only five are used. It's definitely not a PCI Express connector. Some connectors have multiple wires going into them, and it appears +3.3V, +5V, and +12V wires are used, since Orange, Red, and Yellow wires go into it (or I could be wrong).







And, here's the PSU itself. Note that this PSU has an emphasis on it's +3.3V and +5V rails, but it does have a +12V CPU connector, so it seems it's an ATX 1.x design adopted for ATX 2.x. That being said, does this PSU seem any decent? This PSU originally powered the OEM PC that one of my other PCs used to be, save it's got an aftermarket case and motherboard and a video card now. I might even be wondering if this would be better than the overrated Thermaltake TR2 430W (HEC) that's powering it now.







If you can't tell, the larger capacitors there are Rubycon.





I'm not quite sure what the big Yellow thing is (not the main transformer between the heatsinks, the other one).

Edit: Okay, an image search yielded the answer better for what that 6-pin connector is. It is, as I thought, proprietary. It wasn't used on the PC it originally came out of though, so I wondered what it was.
Edited by Princess Garnet - 4/8/11 at 5:12am
post #2 of 5
1. A 6 pin connector has 3 yellow and 3 black wires and 6 pins, they're used exclusively to power graphic cards
2. That doesn't look like a particular high end PSU since it has electrolytic capacitors. Also it's not low end because it has decent sized radiators with somewhat complex profiling.
3. I'm not sure either about the yellow thing, I'd have to look closer @ the PCB. However it looks like a transformer, so if they're two the bigger one must be the entrance transf and the second could be a part of the PFC or be just a huge coil part of the filtering stage. I may also talk complete nonsense, but without the PCB this is as far as I can go

cheers
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post #3 of 5
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I know what the usual 6-pin connector is, but that isn't a usual 6-pin connector. It's not three +12V and three ground wires. It's got Red and Orange wires going into it too, some even having two wires going into one pin. In any case, I found out it's a proprietary connector like I thought (which oddly wasn't used on the OEM PC it came out of), so that part has been answered.

I wasn't sure of everything to get pictures of or what mattered. I don't think I'd be able to get one with the PCB very well, not the top anyway. The only exposed part had some text along the lines saying that if the fuse blew, replace it with... I can't remember. You can see it's a Newton (Delta) though, if that clues anything in. I also meant to to get one of the bottom of the PCB (to show soldering or whatever else may matter), but forgot.
post #4 of 5
The "yellow thing" is an inductor, probably for passive PFC.

Looking at this, I'd guess it's made by Delta, and was probably for a Dell or HP computer since it was one of those two (though I forget which) that used that proprietary six pin connector.

It looks decent enough for an OEM PSU.
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Yes, it's Dell. Newton Power (Delta).

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