Thermaltake Dr. Power II - Medidor de energía y batería
Descripción del producto
Altura: 130 mm
Ancho: 75 mm
Color del producto: Negro
Conector de potencia ATX (24 pines): Si
Conectores de poder (4 pin) periferales (Molex): 1
Número de conectores de energía SATA: 1
Pantalla incorporada: Si
Profundidad: 24,7 mm
Voltaje de salida: 12 V
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The box feels sturdy and comfortable in my hand. The LCD is nice and bright and easy to read. The instructions are well written and easy to understand.
To use this thing, you basically:
remove AC power from power supply
plug in the main 20 or 24 pin lead from power supply to bottom of tester
plug in additional rails to test, such as pci-e (2/4), old fashioned molex, cpu rail (2/4) or sata power
provide AC power to power supply
hit the button on the tester to power up the power supply and press again to cycle thru the different rails
the LCD is blue if all is well and turns red and beeps if all isn't well
at the end of the tests it turns the power supply back off
you can also hold the button to automatically test each connected rail for 5 seconds
I have tested about 4 power supplies so far and found one bad one. The nice thing about the LCD is that it shows you the voltage reading as well as what it should be right next to it. Easy identification of what you are looking at/testing.
The only concern I have is that I don't think this particular tester puts the power supply under load. I think this could be an important test. And of course this won't tell you if your power supply is overloaded - you should be able to figure that out on your own. But - it certainly is a nice and easy (and professional looking) way to test a power supply.
I would recommend.
Operation is simple. Plug in the 32-pin connector at bottom. Turn on power supply. Press button on tester. If your 32-pin is good, then you can switch in and out other connectors. When multiple connectors are plugged in, press button to cycle through results. Each result shows the different voltages supplied by the connector. There are 5 ports and support the following connection types:
32-pin motherboard main supply
8-pin or 6-pin PCI-E (red)
molex 4-pin peripheral power supply
molex 4-pin or 8-pin CPU power supply
The SATA connector does not have the little L-shaped key, so you have to look closely to fit it the right way.
This device has already proven very useful to me because I have a power supply that testing reveals works perfectly fine except for one connector, so I can now re-use the supply by just ignoring that one bad spare connector. Note that power supplies have a protection circuit that causes the entire power supply to shut down if one connector shorts. So, if you have one bad connector and you have it plugged in, then it will seem as though the entire power supply is bad because it will shut down. However, if you identify that bad connector, then you can just make sure it is not plugged in, and you are good to go.
Since I can now re-use my power supply, this device has already saved me $100.
Construction is nice. Most people said it was sturdy while a few actually thought it was flimsy. I'm in the sturdy category.
All in all I think the price point is just right for this tool. I ordered a cheap one a few days ago from Amazon that only had leads for each rail. It was super cheap but highly rated. I plugged it in and the sata "clicked" or popped and then smelled burnt. Great. Almost lit the joint on fire. I immediately ordered this one because I couldn't put any faith into the cheap unit.
Added bonus: this times the response in milliseconds; a component to the psu that could be helpful in determining if a psu could become problematic in the near future but is still technically ok at the current time ( at least I was told that a borderline very high timing could be a sign of coming trouble)
Here is why it's a 5 Star item:
2) Ease of use
3) Auto and manual testing modes
4) Auto shut off for both the unit itself plus it auto shuts off psu when done testing in auto
5) Clarity: LCD is very easy to read even when out of arms reach
6) Plug design makes sense. VGA are red(like a lot of psus) Plus it fits 8 pin pcie whereas the cheap one only fit the 6pin pcie. ( I know the other two are grounds but with the cheap ones I couldn't test my custom cables because unlike the stick plug, the last two pins can't be split from the plug. So if I just had a faulty custom.cable I would've never diagnosed the problem with the cheap one.
That's all folks! I think this was well worth the money and glad I can add it to my sizeable list of pc tools
Follow Up: This thing really does work. I've verified it on several supplies that were causing problems and it indicates bad. Make sure you plug in some of the other ports if it passes the 24 pin test because it may only fail the supply if it's drive etc connection is plugged in.
This was the priciest of the PSU testers I looked at, but the readability and general ease of use made it well worth the extra $10.