Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1050W PSU Review

 

Thermaltake is a well known company and carries a good reputation as a high quality PSU manufacturer. Not too long ago we had a look at one of Thermaltake’s mainstream power supplies, the TR-2 800W unit. Today we are going to examine and review one of the company’s best products, the Toughpower Grand 1050W unit, a power supply aiming to satisfy the craving needs of hardcore enthusiasts. Let us have a closer look at it.

Thermaltake is a well known company and carries a good reputation as a high quality PSU manufacturer. Not too long ago we had a look at one of Thermaltake’s mainstream power supplies, the TR-2 800W unit. Today we are going to examine and review one of the company’s best products, the Toughpower Grand 1050W unit, a power supply aiming to satisfy the craving needs of hardcore enthusiasts. Let us have a closer look at it.

Manufacturer’s features and specifications

  • Compliance with Intel ATX 12V 2.3 & SSI EPS 12V 2.92 standards.
  • 80 PLUS Gold certified – with 87-93% extreme high efficiency @ 20-100% load to cut down electric cost.
  • 24/7 @ 50oC: Guaranteed to deliver 1050W continuous power.
  • Pure aesthetic design with uncompromising performance.
  • Proprietary dual ball bearing 14cm flower-shape fan enables longer lifespan and lowers overall noise output by dramatically reducing bearing frictions.
  • 100% 105oC (221oF) Japanese made electrolytic & solid state capacitors: provide uncompromised performance and reliability under the harshest operating environment.
  • Double-forward switching circuitry: offers low power loss and high reliability.
  • Unparalleled DC to DC converter provides highest efficiency, most stable performance, and perfect regulation.
  • 3oz PCB design reduces heat generation and allows greater efficiency.
  • Robust & dedicated +12V output: comes with dual +12V rails design providing up to 40A for 12V1 and 80A for 12V2.
  • FanDelayCool Technology allows 14cm fan to continue to operate 15-30 sec after system shuts-down to ensure all components are properly cooled.
  • Multi-GPU ready: comes with 8 x PCI-E 6+2pin for cutting-edge gaming machine.
  • Auto switching circuitry for universal AC input from 90-264V.
  • Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) with PF value of 0.95 at full load.
  • High reliability: MTBF>120,000 hours.
  • DIMENSION: 5.9”(W) x 3.4”(H) x ?7.1” (L);150mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 180mm(L)
  • Built-in industry grade protections: Over Current, Over Power, Over Voltage, Under Voltage, Over Temperature and Short-Circuit protection.
  • Safety / EMI Approvals: CE, TUV, FCC, UL, CUL, GOST and BSMI certified.

 

AC INPUT

Input Voltage: 100V – 240V
Input Current: 13A max
Frequency: 50Hz – 60Hz

DC OUTPUT

+3.3V

+5V

+12V1

+12V2

-12V

+5VSB

Max Output Current

25A

25A

40A

80A

0.8A

6A

Max Output Power

180W

1050W

9.6W

30W

Continuous Power

1050W

 

 

Voltage Source

Over Current Protection

Over Voltage Protection

Under  Voltage Protection

Protection Point (Max.)

Protection Point

+3.3V

60A

N/A

2.0V~2.4V

+5V

50A

N/A

3.3V~3.7V

+12V

60A for +12V1
105A for +12V2

15.5V Max.

8.5V~9.5V

Short Circuit Protection: Short circuit placed on +5V,+12V,+3.3V,-12V will latch off. +5VSB will auto-recovery.

Over Power Protection: The power supply can be used electronic circuit to

limit the output current against exceeding 60% of surge output power.

Over Temperature Protection: This power supply includes an over-temperature protection sensor, which

can trip and shut down the power supply at 100?