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Mushkin Joule 1000W Power Supply Review

Price: $229.99


Mushkin Enhanced, founded in 1994, are located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado. They are probably best known for their wide range of memory modules, which include their highly regarded performance Ridgeback and Redline DDR3 modules through to, dare I even mention the word, a full range of Apple compatible memory products. Mushkin Enhanced don’t just make memory and also offer the Mulholland Flash Drive, Callisto and Io Solid State Drives and a small range of power supplies that, according to their website, provide clean and reliable power.

The Mushkin Enhanced power supply range although limited consists of the 500W and 600W Volta and the 1000W and 1200W Joule which between them offer a spread of output powers and features to suit most applications. I have already reviewed the 600W Volta power supply here on OCC and it performed very well, so this time around it’s the turn of the 1000W Joule. Let’s have a closer look and see how well it performs.


Closer Look:

The packaging of the Mushkin Enhanced Joule 1000W power supply is simple but effective and follows the green, black and white theme used by the Volta range. The front of the box bears the Mushkin Enhanced trademark and power supply type along with a picture of electricity pylons being struck by negatively imaged lightening and three wind turbines thrown in for good measure. Is this a representation of the available power with some eco-friendly design features included? The rear face of the box carries a photograph of the Joule power supply on a simple green background.











The top of the box shows a large Mushkin Enhanced logo against a plain black background and the base, with the exception of a small production barcode, is plain white.



One side of the box carries all the technical information, which includes a specification table, connector types and quantities, box contents and feature list. The other face carries a paragraph explaining the benefits of using a high quality power supply, stability and reliability being the major points, along with a paragraph explaining the Mushkin quality ethos and some of the power supply main features, including a five year warranty.



Under the lid is a black accessories box, which sits on top of the bubble-wrapped power supply. The captive cables are neatly stashed at the side of the power supply, along with the power cord.



Bubble wrapped power supply and the full box contents which include the modular cable set, power cord, user manual, five coloured Velcro straps, two black cable ties and power supply mounting screws.



Simply but adequately packed power supply, with everything needed for a successful and tidy installation. All’s well so far, so let’s move on.

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