Thermaltake 1kW Toughpower PSU - 1kW PSU Specs, Cables and More!

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Thermaltake 1kW Toughpower PSU
1kW PSU Specs, Cables and More!
Tests Setup, Methods and Testing
Testing Continued - Final Thoughts
 

PSU Specs:

To simply state that the Thermaltake Toughpower 1000W PSU is a 1000W PSU and leave it at that would be blasphemy.  We'll take a closer look at the specs as provided by Thermaltake on their product page.

Features:

  • Stable 1000W continuous output (at 50℃ operating environment)
  • Four independent & dedicated +12V rails(12V1,12V2,12V3,12V4) provides superior performance for PC system.
  • Three 8pin and three 6pin PCI-E connectors design supports Multi-GPU Graphic card.
  • Supports Dual Core CPU / Quad Core CPU / Nvidia SLI & Quad SLI and all Multi-Core GPU technologies.
  • Modularized Cable Management to eliminate clutter and improve airflow inside the case.
  • Independent Voltage Circuit: offers unflappable current delivery under heavy load.
  • Strict voltage regulation (±3%): provides steady voltage for system.
  • Active Power Factor Correction (PF>0.99) and high efficiency (up to 87%).
  • Industrial grade components (capacitor, transformer, etc)
  • High reliability: MTBF>120,000 hours.
  • Quiet and reliable 14cm ball-bearing fan.
  • Protections: Over Current, Over Voltage, Under Voltage, Over Temperature, Over Power, and Short-Circuit protection.
  • Safety / EMI Approvals: CE, CB, TUV, FCC, UL, CUL, and BSMI certified.

 

Model
W0132RU
Power
1000W
Dimension
200mm(L)x160mm(W)x86mm(H)
Switches
ATX Logic on-off additional power rocker switch
PFC
Active PFC (PF > 0.9)
Cooling System
140mm Fan, 2300RPM ± 10%
Noise
16 dBA at 1300 RPM
P. G. Signal
100-500 ms
Efficiency
up to 87%
Hold-up Time
16ms

Input Voltage
115 VAC ~ 230 VAC
Input Frequency Range
47 ~ 63 Hz
MTBF
120,000 hrs minimum (at 25 ℃)
Input Current
13A

Voltage
+12V1
+12V4
+3.3V
+12V2
+12V3
+5V
-12V
+5Vsb
Max/Min
20A/1A
36A/1A
30A/0.5A
20A/1A
36A/1A
30A/0.5A
0.8A/0A
3.5A/0A
Regulation *1
+3,-3%
+3,-3%
+3,-3%
+3,-3%
+3,-3%
+3,-3%
+10,-10%
+3,-5%
Ripple & Noise
*2
120mV
120mV
50mV
120mV
120mV
50mV
120mV
50mV
Max Output
500W
500W
9.6W
17.5W
Total Power
1000W

*1. +5Vsb operate at 3.5A max load base on PS-ON mode. If PS-OFF +5Vsb only operate
     at 3A max load.
*2. Add 0.1uF and 47uF capacitors across output terminal during ripple & noise test.

Operating Temp.
10 ℃ to 50 ℃
Storage Temp.
-20 ℃ to 70℃
Operating Humidity
20% to 90%, non-condensing
Storage Humidity
5% to 95%, non-condensing

DC rail
Trigger Point/Range
Over Voltage Protection
+3.3V trip point
4.5 Vmax
+5.0V trip point
7.0 Vmax
+12.0V trip point
15.6 Vmax
Over Current Protection
+3.3V
33A ~ 50A
+5.0V
33A ~ 50A
+12V1 & +12V2
22A ~ 35A
+12V3 & +12V4
39A ~ 55A
Under Voltage Protection
+3.3V trip point
2.0 Vmin
+5.0V trip point
3.3 Vmin
+12.0V trip point
8.5 Vmin
Short Protection
All output to GND

 

While Thermaltake claims that this PSU emits only 16dba at 1300rpm, they also include a silicon sleeve for the PSU.  This slips on the end that gets screwed onto the case in order to help reduce vibration and lower noise.  Also included are some screws and a very thick power cable.  In reality, if this draws as much power as they claim, you'll need a darn heavy cord as our 12,000 BTU air conditioner only draws 1000W of power.

 Power Cord 'n More
Power Cord 'n More


Modular Cables: 

This PSU is not totally modular, as you may have noticed in previous pictures, the 24-pin and other motherboard connectors are hard-wired into this unit, and still there are a ton of cables included.

 Cable Bundle
Cable Bundle

 

In the pictures below, we break down the cable cluster into groups to show you what is included.

PCIe Action: 

 6pin PCIe
6pin PCIe
 8pin PCIe
8pin PCIe
 8pin to 6pin PCIe
8pin to 6pin PCIe

 

Peripheral Action:

 Molex
Molex
 SATA
SATA

 

On the following page we'll cover our testing methods, the test setup and start testing this 1kW behemoth!