OCZ ZT Series 550W PSU Review

OCZ might have started off as a memory modules manufacturer but the company diversified into several other segments of the computer components market, such as CPU coolers, SSD drives and power supply units. OCZ has been marketing performance power supplies for over half a decade; however they turned into a major player after they acquired PC Power & Cooling, a company which specialized on the field.  The company currently markets three series: The premium ZX series, the ZT series which are fully modular units aiming towards enthusiasts but are more sensibly priced than the premium ZX series and the value range ZS series. Today we are hosting the first power supply review of an OCZ product in VR-Zone and the product is no other than a ZT 550W power supply. 

OCZ might have started off as a memory modules manufacturer but the company diversified into several other segments of the computer components market, such as CPU coolers, SSD drives and power supply units. OCZ has been marketing performance power supplies for over half a decade; however they turned into a major player after they acquired PC Power & Cooling, a company which specialized on the field.  The company currently markets three series: The premium ZX series, the ZT series which are fully modular units aiming towards enthusiasts but are more sensibly priced than the premium ZX series and the value range ZS series. Today we are hosting the first power supply review of an OCZ product in VR-Zone and the product is no other than a ZT 550W power supply.

 

Manufacturer features and specifications

  •          Single +12V rail for efficient power distribution
  •          Heavy-duty protection circuitry
  •          Fully Modular Cabling System
  •          80-Plus Bronze Certified (85% efficient at typical load)
  •          140mm ball-bearing fan
  •          Dimensions: 150 x 86 x 175mm (W x L x H)
  •          Rated at 45°C ambient
  •          Premium 105°C electrolytic capacitors
  •          Erp compliant, low power usage in standby mode
  •          Active PFC
  •          ATX 12V 2.2 Compliant
  •          MTBF: 100,000 hours
  •          5-year warranty

OCZ ZT 550W

AC INPUT

100-240V ~ 8A-4A 50/60Hz

DC OUTPUT

+5V

+3.3V

+12V

-12V

+5Vsb

MAX CURRENT

24A

24A

45A

0.5A

3A

MAX COMBINED WATTAGE

140W

540W

6W

15W

 

TOTAL POWER: 550W Continuous