Fortron Source AX500-A Blue Storm
Once in a while you just get
lucky and find something that reeks of value and gets the job done.
During this time of evolving products and new items being released on a
regular basis its quite easy to just blow too much money when you simply
don't have to. It's kind of been that way with power supplies lately,
and from my own observations there is simply just too much stuff that
just won't do the job. Many people simply go out and trust a new brand
that has been around for a long time, but sometimes that may not be the
wisest decision. Considering that a flagship system demands up to 450W
of power, picking out a good power supply may not be the most pleasant
experience. This is especially true of a recent computer magazine where
I witnessed some of the best PSU's being shut down, and the worst ones
being awarded simply from the lack of experience that the reviewer had.
we at ClubOC subject our reviews on real world conditions whether if its
running a system at default clock speeds, or overclocked to the bleeding
edge. From what we've seen lately, you really don't have to spend to
much on a power supply if you aren't afraid of getting dirty, and from
what we've witnessed so far in testing Fortron Source's newest Blue
Storm offering really impressed us, but words won't win our readers
hearts over, so lets take a deeper look into this 500W offering...
►Products meet standard of Intel ATX 12V Version 2.0
►Passive PFC circuit
►12cm DC FAN
►Low Ripple & Noise
►Output over voltage protection
►Short circuit protection on all outputs
►MTBF:100K hours at 25ºC
►100% Hi-pot tested
► Voltage: 115-230 VAC
► Input Frequency：47 to 63 Hz
► Input current: 10.0 amps maximum / 115 Vrms; 5.0 amps maximum / 230
►Remote ON/OFF Control：The power supply can accept a logic open
collector level which disable / enable all the output voltage,
►Over Current Protection：The power supply is prevented from output over
►Short Circuit Protection：The short circuit on any DC output shall not
cause any damage to the power supply, including the primary fuse.
►Output Overshoot：No output voltage shall overshoot or generate spike
while PSU is turned on or turned off.
►Operating Temperature：0º to +50º
►Storage Temperature：-20º to +65º
►Relative Humidity：10% to 90% non-condensing
►Hold Up Tme：16.6 mS minimum: at 115V/60Hz..
►Efficiency：over 70% minimum.
►MTBF：100,000 hours at maximum load at 25ºC ambient, calculated per