Corsair TX550M Power Supply Review

 

It appears that the latest TX-M series which Corsair released a few weeks ago will be a great success for the company, as the market demand of the new units is very high and enthusiasts seem to embrace the idea of high performance, partly modular power supplies. It was only a few weeks ago that we had a look at the TX750M 750W unit, which offered great overall performance and quality for the price. Today we are going to examine and review the performance of the TX550M, the weakest and most affordable power supply of the series, which also comes only in the M (modular) variant.

It appears that the latest TX-M series which Corsair released a few weeks ago will be a great success for the company, as the market demand of the new units is very high and enthusiasts seem to embrace the idea of high performance, partly modular power supplies. It was only a few weeks ago that we had a look at the TX750M 750W unit, which offered great overall performance and quality for the price. Today we are going to examine and review the performance of the TX550M, the weakest and most affordable power supply of the series, which also comes only in the M (modular) variant.

 

Manufacturer’s features and specifications

 

·         Conforms to the latest ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 standards, and is backward compatible with the ATX12V 2.2 and ATX12V 2.01 standards

·         A dedicated single +12V rail offers simple configuration and maximum compatibility with the latest graphics cards and other components

·         An ultra-quiet, 140mm double ball-bearing fan delivers excellent airflow with exceptionally low noise levels by varying fan speed in response to temperature

·         Complies with the European Union ErP Directive (2009/125/EC) so the power consumption of the whole system, in either standby or off mode, can be less than 1W when used with a properly configured, ErP-compliant motherboard

·         80 PLUS® Bronze certified, delivering up to 85% energy efficiency under real-world load conditions

·         Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) with PF value of 0.99

·         Universal AC input from 90~264V

·         Over-voltage, under-voltage, over-current, and short circuit protection provide maximum safety for your critical system components

·         High-quality capacitors provide uncompromised performance and reliability

·         A five year warranty and lifetime access to Corsair's legendary technical support and customer service

·         Safety Approvals: cTUVus, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TÜV, CCC, C-tick

 

 

Corsair T550M

AC INPUT

1000-240V ~ 12A 50/60Hz

DC OUTPUT

+5V

+3.3V

+12V

-12V

+5Vsb

MAX CURRENT

25A

25A

45A

0.8A

3A

MAX COMBINED WATTAGE

140W

540W

9.6W

15W

 

TOTAL POWER: 550W @ 50°C ambient temperature