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Home » News » Power

New 80 Plus Platinum Certification
Author: Cássio LimaDate: December 9, 2009 - 2:41 PM PST
Category: Power
More Info: http://www.80plus.org/documents/80PLUS_PLC-DSC.pdf

Ecos Consulting, the company behind 80 Plus certification, has just released a new certification category, Platinum. Now five certifications are available: Standard, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Platinum. At this moment the 80 Plus Platinum is targeted only to redundant power supplies for datacenters, which can only work at 230 V. This new certification requires a minimum power factor (PF) of 0.95 (0.90 for the others certifications). The differences between the five 80 Plus certification are summarized on the table below.

 

20% Load (Light)

50% Load (Typical)

100% Load (Full)

80 Plus Standard

80%

80%

80%

80 Plus Bronze

82%

85%

82%

80 Plus Silver

85%

88%

85%

80 Plus Gold

87%

90%

87%

80 Plus Platinum

90%

95%

91%

To learn more about 80 Plus certification please click here.

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