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Mushkin Volta 600W Power Supply Review

paulktreg    -   December 16, 2009
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Testing (Continued):

Efficiency and Power Factor:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W
Output & Efficiency @ 110VAC
DC Load (W)
AC Load (W)
PF
Efficiency (%)
Pass/Fail
0
7
0.49
N/A
N/A
113.5
143
0.94
79
Pass
323
399
0.99
81
Pass
587
771
0.99
76
Pass

 

Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W
Output & Efficiency @ 230VAC
DC Load (W)
AC Load (W)
PF
Efficiency (%)
Pass/Fail
0
8
0.23
N/A
N/A
113
139
0.78
81
Pass
324
389
0.90
83
Pass
580
739
0.95
78
Pass

 

A respectable set of results in this section for the Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W. The power factor could be a better when supplied from 230VAC and the efficiency could be a little higher, but it meets all the requirements of the ATX12V V2.2 specification. The user manual states a maximum efficiency of 82% at a typical load on 115VAC, which is more or less what the Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W delivers, give or take a percentage point. The Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W does not carry 80 Plus certification, but still delivers reasonable efficiency at a level quoted in the user manual.

 

AC Ripple On DC Outputs:

 

I have consistently found the AC ripple levels on the DC rails to be more or less equal with a 110VAC or 230VAC mains supply. The results given below are for 230VAC only, but I will continue to check the levels at 110VAC during testing and publish them below if they differ in any way.

 

AC Ripple On 3V3 Rail at 230VAC

Oscilloscope settings: Amplitude = 2mv/div, Timebase = 5uS/div

 

AC Ripple On 5V0 Rail at 230VAC

Oscilloscope settings: Amplitude = 5mv/div, Timebase = 5uS/div

 

AC Ripple On 12V Rail at 230VAC

Oscilloscope settings: Amplitude = 5mv/div, Timebase = 5uS/div

 

Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W
AC Ripple/Noise
DC Rail
+3V3
+5V0
+12V
-12V0
+5VSB
ATX12 Max (mV p-p)
50
50
120
120
50
Ripple (mV p-p)
6
15
15
20
20
Pass/Fail
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

 

The ripple/noise levels on the Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W are amongst some of the lowest levels I have ever seen on a power supply. Absolutely 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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