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    Powmax Demon 580W PSU
    Author: JonnyGuru
    Date Posted:20/03/2005 11:32.49
    SLRating: SLRating: 5/10
    Bottom Line: The Powmax Demon 580W has red LED's, red weave over the cables and red power connectors, a Bo-Sox fan can really get his fix. At less than $50 its inexpensive, but is it any good?

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    Analysis of results:

    Well, that did a hell of a lot worse than I could ever imagine.  In fact, I'm considering writing Powmax for an explaination of the 580W label.

    Overload protection kicked in on test one and three.  And after I ran test two for a couple of hours, the power supply started to trip when any setting above what it was running at under test two was applied.  Eventually the Powmax refused to power up at all.   I had to unplug the power supply from the load tester, plug in a little home-body power supply tester just to make sure it was still breathing, let it cool down, and then try again.

    My little power supply tester acted as a sort of defibrillator after subsequent overloads rendered the Powmax Demon dead as a doornail.

    At this point, the overload protection failed to work at all.  The "full load" test consisted of loading the 12V to 16A, the 5V to 18A and the 3.3V to 3A.  When I took the 5V up to only 20A, the 12V and 5V actually dropped to 9.34V and 3.85V respectively.  Talk about "fallout".

    Despite all of this bad news, I will say the temperatures stayed low, although I couldn't take the temps during test three like all of the other power suppies.  I had to take the temperature during the "full load" test.

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