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Mushkin Volta 600W Power Supply Review

paulktreg    -   December 16, 2009
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Testing:

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Electrical Safety:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical Safety Test Class 1
Manufacturer/Model
Pass/Fail
Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W
Pass

 

Short Circuit Protection:

I short circuited the 3V3, 5V0 and the 12V rail in turn. The power supply did shut down, and once the short was removed and the unit switched off for at least one second, resumed normal operation. Although listed here at the beginning of the testing section, I tend to leave this test until the very end, in case it doesn't quite go to plan.

 

DC Output Voltage Load Regulation:

 

Mains Input Voltage 110VAC/50Hz

 

 

Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W
DC Output Voltage Load Regulation
Supply = 110VAC/50Hz
PSU DC Rail
Measured Voltage(V)
3V3
3.41
5V0
5.14
+12V
11.94
-12V
-11.18
5VSB
5.14
Total PSU Loading = 0W (0% of Rated Maximum Output Power)

 

Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W
DC Output Voltage Load Regulation
Supply = 110VAC/50Hz
PSU
DC Rail
Rail Loading Amps (A)
Rail Loading Watts (W)
Measured Voltage (V)
ATX12V V2.2 Limits (V)
Pass/Fail
+3V3
3.23
10.95
3.39
3.135 – 3.465
Pass
+5V
4.84
24.59
5.08
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
+12V
5.17
63.33
12.25
11.4 – 12.6
Pass
-12V
0.34
3.89
11.45
10.8 – 13.2
Pass
+5VSB
2.12
10.71
5.05
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
Total PSU Loading = 113.5W (19% of Rated Maximum Output Power)

 

Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W
DC Output Voltage Load Regulation
Supply = 110VAC/50Hz
PSU
DC Rail
Rail Loading Amps (A)
Rail Loading Watts (W)
Measured Voltage (V)
ATX12V V2.2 Limits (V)
Pass/Fail
+3V3
8.57
29.05
3.39
3.135 – 3.465
Pass
+5V
9.82
49.67
5.06
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
+12V
18.86
229.90
12.19
11.4 – 12.6
Pass
-12V
0.34
3.99
11.73
10.8 – 13.2
Pass
+5VSB
2.11
10.61
5.03
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
Total PSU Loading =  323W (54% of Rated Maximum Output Power)

 

Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W
DC Output Voltage Load Regulation
Supply = 110VAC/50Hz
PSU
DC Rail
Rail Loading Amps (A)
Rail Loading Watts (W)
Measured Voltage (V)
ATX12V V2.2 Limits (V)
Pass/Fail
+3V3
13.42
45.36
3.38
3.135 – 3.465
Pass
+5V
14.97
75.15
5.02
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
+12V
37.04
452.26
12.21
11.4 – 12.6
Pass
-12V
0.35
4.22
12.07
10.8 – 13.2
Pass
+5VSB
2.07
10.35
5.00
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
Total PSU Loading = 587W (98% of Rated Maximum Output Power)

 

Mains Input Voltage 230VAC/50Hz

 

 

Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W
DC Output Voltage Load Regulation
Supply = 230VAC/50Hz
PSU DC Rail
Measured Voltage(V)
3V3
3.41
5V0
5.14
+12V
11.94
-12V
-11.18
5VSB
5.14
Total PSU Loading = 0W (0% of Rated Maximum Output Power)

 

Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W
DC Output Voltage Load Regulation
Supply = 230VAC/50Hz
PSU
DC Rail
Rail Loading Amps (A)
Rail Loading Watts (W)
Measured Voltage (V)
ATX12V V2.2 Limits (V)
Pass/Fail
+3V3
3.23
10.95
3.39
3.135 – 3.465
Pass
+5V
4.80
24.38
5.08
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
+12V
5.15
63.04
12.24
11.4 – 12.6
Pass
-12V
0.34
3.89
11.45
10.8 – 13.2
Pass
+5VSB
2.12
10.71
5.05
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
Total PSU Loading = 113W (19% of Rated Maximum Output Power)

 

Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W
DC Output Voltage Load Regulation
Supply = 230VAC/50Hz
PSU
DC Rail
Rail Loading Amps (A)
Rail Loading Watts (W)
Measured Voltage (V)
ATX12V V2.2 Limits (V)
Pass/Fail
+3V3
8.57
29.05
3.39
3.135 – 3.465
Pass
+5V
9.83
49.74
5.06
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
+12V
18.93
230.94
12.20
11.4 – 12.6
Pass
-12V
0.35
4.11
11.73
10.8 – 13.2
Pass
+5VSB
2.08
10.48
5.04
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
Total PSU Loading = 324W (54% of Rated Maximum Output Power)

 

Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W
DC Output Voltage Load Regulation
Supply = 230VAC/50Hz
PSU
DC Rail
Rail Loading Amps (A)
Rail Loading Watts (W)
Measured Voltage (V)
ATX12V V2.2 Limits (V)
Pass/Fail
+3V3
13.67
46.20
3.38
3.135 – 3.465
Pass
+5V
15.02
75.40
5.02
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
+12V
36.38
444.20
12.21
11.4 – 12.6
Pass
-12V
0.35
4.23
12.08
10.8 – 13.2
Pass
+5VSB
2.07
10.35
5.00
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
Total PSU Loading = 580W (97% of Rated Maximum Output Power)

 

All the DC rails stay well within the ATX12V V2.2 limits from zero to almost full load and even the -12V rail manages to climb above 12V, which doesn't happen too often. No problems here, so let's move on.




  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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