Lepa G1600 MA 1600W PSU Review

 

To the dismay of our most hardcore enthusiasts who own major energy consuming equipment, it has been a while since we last reviewed a 1kW+ power supply here in VR-Zone. Today we will try to redeem ourselves by bringing you a review of the most powerful power supply currently available, the LEPA G1600-MA 1600W. For those who have not heard of LEPA before, they are the in-house brand of Enermax, founded only 2 years ago.

To the dismay of our most hardcore enthusiasts who own major energy consuming equipment, it has been a while since we last reviewed a 1kW+ power supply here in VR-Zone. Today we will try to redeem ourselves by bringing you a review of the most powerful power supply currently available, the LEPA G1600-MA 1600W. For those who have not heard of LEPA before, they are the in-house brand of Enermax, founded only 2 years ago.

 Lepa G1600 MA 1600W PSU Review

There are currently several 1500W units available on the market, including the MaxRevo and Platimax units from Enermax; however, the LEPA G1600-MA is the only 80Plus Gold certified 1600W power supply currently available to consumers and the company also claims that it may even peak at 1700W, making it the most powerful consumer-grade computer PSU that money can buy (after the discontinued Koolance 1700W water-cooled PSU, which has not been available for years).

Manufacturer’s features and specifications

  • Powerful 1600W fully rated output, peak power up to 1700W
  • Surpassing 80 Plus Gold level (G1600-MA is 80 Plus Gold certified.)
  • Full Modular Cabling Design makes system upgrade and replacement easy
  • High Density PCB Design makes G1600 only 18cm in depth, providing more space to dissipate the heat inside the chassis
  • 135mm ball bearing fan with thermal programmed speed controller delivers silent, cool operation
  • Honeycomb-shaped ventilation design increases airflow and keeps power supply cool
  • Solid State Capacitors and 105°C Japanese Grade A Capacitors provide great reliability
  • DC-to-DC Converter Design ensures system stability
  • Full Bridge and Zero Voltage Switch (ZVS) topologies provide superior performance and reliability
  • Dual Sided PCB design synergizes PCB layout
  • Six powerful +12V rails with high maximum loads offer great compatibility with heavy-duty graphics cards
  • Ability to run up to 4-Way GPU (SLI / CrossFire) and Dual CPUs together without difficulty
  • Compliance with EU ErP Lot 6 standards (lower than 1W power consumption at standby mode)
  • Over Power, Over Voltage, Under Voltage, Over Current, Over Temperature, Short-circuit protection provide great safety to your system
  • ATX12V version 2.3 and EPS12V version 2.92 compliant

Model

G1600-MA

G1600-MA-EU

AC Input

Voltage

115-240VAC, 50-60Hz
(Max. Range: 100-264VAC, 47-63Hz)

220-240VAC, 50-60Hz

Current

16-8A

8.5-7.5A

DC Output

+3.3V

25A

140W

25A

140W

+5V

25A

25A

+12V1

20A

1596W
(133A)

20A

1596W
(133A)

+12V2

20A

20A

+12V3

30A

30A

+12V4

30A

30A

+12V5

30A

30A

+12V6

30A

30A

-12V

0.5A

6W

0.5A

6W

+5Vsb

4A

20W

4A

20W

Total Power

1600W

1600W

PSU Dimension

180mm (D) x 150mm (W) x 86mm (H)