Easy, Inexpensive, & "Realistic" PSU Testing

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Easy, Inexpensive, & "Realistic" PSU Testing

Post by jedihobbit » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:31 am

Greetings y'all! Looking for suggestions for a decent methodology for testing power supplies that covers most if not all of the "important" stuff. I've tripped across some interesting units with nice specs that I would like to "punish" to see if they are "worth it". However not wanting to purchase aftermarket testing equipment.

First thing that comes to mind is that OCCT I believe offers a PSU testing section, but have never used it. Any others out there that will stress and allow for current measurement? :-k
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Re: Easy, Inexpensive, & "Realistic" PSU Testing

Post by Apoptosis » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:17 am

Are you doing personal testing or something for a review site?

OCCT doesn't give you real numbers per say as it just reads diodes and every time I have used it the results are all wonky.

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Re: Easy, Inexpensive, & "Realistic" PSU Testing

Post by bubba » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:23 am

Yeah Nate beat me to it. The program will stress the PSU, but the graphs it spits out are all over the place.

The basics can be covered with a multimeter, you want to get into ripple and all that then there is where the $$ for the equipment comes in.
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Re: Easy, Inexpensive, & "Realistic" PSU Testing

Post by DJ Tucker » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:44 pm

i have used and still use the occt power supply test and agree that the graph readings are all over the place however it's good for seeing if your power supply can run it all if your not curious as to what the readings are!
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