Arctic Cooling Fusion 550RF Power Supply Review

A Look Inside The Fusion 550RF

We decided to disassemble this power supply to see what it looks like inside, how it is designed, and what components are used. Please read our Anatomy of Switching Power Supplies tutorial to understand how a power supply works and to compare this power supply to others.

Arctic Cooling Fusion 550RF power supplyFigure 3: Overall look.

In Figure 4, you can see how the manufacturer added a “tunnel” in front of the fan in order to increase the airflow on the area between the switching transistors heatsink and the secondary heatsink. Not a bad idea at all.

Fusion 550RFFigure 4: “Wind tunnel.”

Arctic Cooling Fusion 550RF power supplyFigure 5: Overall look.

Arctic Cooling Fusion 550RF power supplyFigure 6: Overall look.

Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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