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Thermaltake Purepower Power Express 250W SLI PSU
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Thermaltake Purepower Power Express 250W SLI PSU
August 21, 2006

Here at Big Bruin we have reviewed many products from Thermaltake; everything from cooling devices, to cases, and even a good number of power supplies. It seems that each time they bring a new product to the market they bring with it a higher level of quality and style.

One of their latest products is very unique, not only in design, but also functionality. Thermaltake calls this new product the Purepower Power Express 250W power supply (model W0099RU). Being a power supply isn't what makes it unique, the fact that it's a power supply dedicated to powering a pair of PCI Express video cards is what makes it unique. That's right, a dedicated SLI certified power supply, which fits in a 5.25" drive bay.

Before taking a look at the unit on hand for review, let's take a look at some of the published data on the Purepower Power Express 250W, as provided by the Thermaltake website.


» Worlds 1st Graphic Card power supply
» Standard 5.25" design: fits into any 5.25" drive bay of all cases.
» Two 6-pin PCI-Express connectors support nVIDIA SLI technology.
» Works with main power supply: reduce the loading on current PSU and no need to upgrade current PSU while running dual card mode.
» Keeps stable power input for graphic cards to maximize the overclock-ability & performance.
» Three LEDs display: red for power on, one green LED for 12V1, and another one for 12V2.
» High reliability: MTBF>100,000 hours.
» Protections: Input Circuit, Over Power, Short-Circuit, Under Voltage, Over Voltage, and Over-temperature protection.
» Safety / EMI Approvals: CE and FCC certified.


» Model: W0099RU
» Maximum Power: 250 Watts (Peak Load: 300Watts)
» Color: Black
» Switches: ATX Logic on-off additional power rocker switch
» PFC: Active PFC

» Cooling System:
   » 4 cm fan
   » Speed: 5500 (+/- 10%) RPM
   » Dimension: 40 X 40 X 20 mm
   » Air Flow: 6.3 CFM
   » Temperature Auto Control

» Noise: 20dB at 2000RPM
» Over Voltage Protection Recycle AC to Reset: Maximum value not over 12.8~15.5V
» Dimensions: 16.4cm(L)x14.5cm(W)x4.1cm(H)
» Net Weight: 1.2 kg
» Input Voltage: 90VAC~264VAC
» Input Frequency: 47 ~ 63 Hz
» Input Current: 5A
» Hold-up Time: 16ms
» Efficiency: Above 75% at full load

» Output:
   » Voltage: +12V1 & +12V2 Max.
   » Load: 21A (Peak Load: 25A) Min. Load 0A
   » Output Voltage: 11.4VDC~12.6VDC
   » Ripple & Noise: Less than 100mVpp

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