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Hiper Power Type M 780W Review

paulktreg    -   November 5, 2008
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Testing (Continued):

Efficiency and Power Factor:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output & Efficiency at 110VAC
DC Load (W)
AC Load (W)
PF
Efficiency (%)
Pass/Fail
0
7
0.64
N/A
N/A
173
224
0.97
77
Pass
343
435
0.99
79
Pass
774
1039
0.99
75
Pass

 

Output & Efficiency at 240VAC
DC Load (W)
AC Load (W)
PF
Efficiency (%)
Pass/Fail
0
11
0.23
N/A
N/A
173
211
0.90
82
Pass
343
416
0.94
82
Pass
769
980
0.97
78
Pass

 

The packaging and literature included with the Hiper Power Type M 780W make no mention of the 80 Plus Bronze certification claimed on the Hiper Group website. The only claim made is an efficiency of up to 85%. You will see from the figures given above that the power supply efficiency at no time exceeds 82%, and the claims of 85% on the Hiper Group website are not reached. A maximum efficiency of only 79% on 110VAC and 82% on 230VAC is a little dissapointing taken in context with the claimed 80 Plus Bronze certification, but they are still quite good and easily meet the requirements of the ATX12V specification.

The power factor was maintained at or above 0.9 at all times, meeting the 80 Plus requirements, and sitting at or around 0.95 for what would be the average power consumption when installed in a PC.

Efficiency and power factor levels are satisfactory.  There is nothing out of the ordinary, but still an overal pass in this section.

 

AC Ripple On DC Outputs:

 

With no significant difference between the noise levels at 110VAC and 230VAC, the screenshots for 230VAC only are shown below.

 

AC Ripple On 3V3 Rail at 230VAC

 

AC Ripple On 5V0 Rail at 230VAC

 

AC Ripple On 12V Rail at 230VAC

 

Antec Signature 850W AC Ripple/Noise Measurements

DC Output
3V3
5V0
12V1
12V2
12V3
12V4
-12V
5VSB
Ripple (mV p-p)
8
6
130
130
130
130
80
16
Pass/Fail
Pass
Pass
Fail
Fail
Fail
Fail
Pass
Pass

 

 

The noise level on the 12V rail is very dissapointing, and at 130mV exceeds the maximum permissable of 120mV level in the ATX12V specification. This is very high for a power supply in this class, and unfortunately warrants a fail in this section. The noise levels on the 3V3, 5V0 and +5VSB are very good and the level on the -12V rail is satisfactory.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Power Supply)
  3. Specification & Features
  4. Testing: DC Voltage Load Regulation At 110VAC & 230VAC
  5. Testing: Efficiency, Power Factor & DC Quality
  6. Testing: Temperature, Noise Level & Fan Speed
  7. Conclusion
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