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Secondary Analysis

This power supply has five Schottky rectifiers on its secondary heatsink.

The maximum theoretical current each line can deliver is given by the formula I / (1 – D), where D is the duty cycle used and I is the maximum current supported by the rectifying diode. Just as an exercise, we can assume a typical duty cycle of 30%.

The +12 V output is generated by two S30D150C Schottky rectifiers connected in parallel, each one capable of handling up to 30 A (15 A per internal diode at 100° C, 0.95 V maximum voltage drop), giving us a maximum theoretical current of 43 A or 514 W for the +12 V output. These are the same components used in the eXtreme Power Plus 550 W, Spire Jewel Black 650 W, and Seventeam ST-500BAZ.

The +5 V output is generated by one SBL6040PT Schottky rectifier, which is capable of handling up to 60 A (30 A per internal diode at 100° C, 0.95 V voltage drop), giving us a maximum theoretical current of 43 A or 214 W. This is the same rectifier used in the eXtreme Power Plus 550 W, Spire Jewel Black 650 W, and Seventeam ST-500BAZ.

The +3.3 V output is generated by two SBL3040PT Schottky rectifiers connected in parallel, each one capable of  handling up to 30 A (15 A per internal diode at 95° C, 0.55 V voltage drop), which gives us a maximum theoretical current of 43 A or 141 W. These are the same components used in the eXtreme Power Plus 550 W, Spire Jewel Black 650 W, and Seventeam ST-500BAZ.

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 600 W power supplyFigure 12: +3.3 V, +5 V and +12 V rectifiers

This power supply uses a WT7510 monitoring integrated circuit, which supports only over voltage (OVP) and under voltage (UVP) protections.

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 600 W power supplyFigure 13: Monitoring circuit

Electrolytic capacitors from the secondary are also from Su’scon and labeled at 105° C.

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