Thermaltake Dr. Power II Review

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Published: May 28, 2012
Author: Adam Montoya
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: Thermaltake


Today we will be evaluating the Thermaltake Dr. Power II fully automated power supply tester.

About Thermaltake:

We live in a world where most things seem to move at the speed of light. At Thermaltake, we feel the same way and that is exactly how Thermaltake conducts itself to deliver innovative, reliable and customer-centric solutions to the worldwide market.

Since the beginning of Thermaltake in 1999, it has been at the forefront of creating new and exciting products at a time where most computer users were provided little to no choices for components that may seem irrelevant, but in reality crucial to the performance of a PC.

Thermaltake Server Series solutions, with years of thermal experience and industry leadership, sets its goal on reforming total thermal management in server segment by formulating the perfect mixture of versatility, efficiency and thermal management with each respective server product category: Rackmount Chassis, Server Fixed & Redundant Power Supply and Server CPU Cooling Management Solutions.

With its comprehensive line of products available, it enables Thermaltake’s core customers to enjoy a one-stop-shop experience, reduce product design-in evaluation period and most important of all, flawless integration process. Each of Thermaltake’s strengths enables its customer to focus on their core business while taking advantage of the skills and efficiency of a single thermal management solution partner.

Product link:

http://thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1405&ID=2053

Main Features:

  • Designed from the ground-up to support every ATX power supply available today up to ATX12V v2.3.
  • Oversized LCD panel that accurately shows the value of each specific power rails (within one-tnth of a volt).
  • Accurate voltage indicating for +12V/+5V/+3.3V/5VSB/-12V.
  • Built-in output connectors diagnostic system, low-voltage, high-voltage, no voltage, PG alarm systems.
  • Easily troubleshoots system failure due to unstable power supply.
  • Built-in alarm system to identify user when the power supply demonstrates abnormal characteristic.

Product specifications:

Voltage

Intel standard

Measure Range

Min.

Max.

Min.

Max.

+5V

4.75V

5.25V

4.6V

5.5V

+3.3V

3.1V

3.5V

3V

3.6V

+12V

11.4V

12.6V

11V

13V

-12V

-10.8V

-13.2V

10.5V

13.4V

+5Vsb

4.75V

5.25V

4.6V

5.5V

P.G.

100ms≦T≦500ms

The product:

    
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Packaging is small retail box with rack hanger.  It’s pain free packaging so it’s easy to open up.  Upon opening the box you will be greeted by a small grey box with a large LCD, and a single power button.  Closer inspection reveals connection ports on top and bottom of the device for 24 pin power supply on the bottom, and PCI-E 6/8, Sata, Molex, and CPU4/8 pin connections.

Thermaltake Dr. Power II  Thermaltake Dr. Power II ATX  Thermaltake Dr. Power II Plugins
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Included with the tester is a small, multi-language quick start guide.  It’s visual in nature, and more or less walks you through the quite simple to operate device.  In all cases the device is fairly straight forward to use.  Connect the various power outputs of your power supply to the tester, connect the 24pin last, and hit the power button.  Should you only need to test one particular output, that’s achievable; however you still need to connect the 24pin to power the tester.

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