Enermax Platimax DF 600W Power Supply

REVIEW INFORMATION
SUPPLIED BY: Enermax
MANUFACTURER: Enermax
PRODUCT: Platimax DF 600W
PROD LINK: Platimax DF Product Page
PRICE: $159.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at time of testing!


Platimax DF 600W – Overshoot Transient Tests
VSB On VSB to 100%, 12V Off to 100%, 12V
O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot

Well, folks… I do see enough of a power on squiggle on those 12V tests to take away half of the S&C point here today. This unit’s not bad at all, but this isn’t quite smooth enough to pass muster with me. I will let the standby rail slide, though… there is a teeny spike, but not enough to matter much.

Time to heat things up.

Platimax DF 600W – Hot Load Tests
Test # +3.3V +5V +12V +5VSB DC Watts/
AC Watts
AC
Input
Eff. P.F. Intake/
Exhaust
RPM
Progressive Load Tests
1 0.9A 0.9A 4.1A 0.3A 60.5W/
69.4W
124.5V 87.2% .948 26°C/
25°C
546.1
3.362V 5.049V 12.24V 5.137V
2 1.8A 1.8A 8.4A 0.5A 122.0W/
134.0W
124.5V 91.0% .973 28°C/
27°C
553.2
3.352V 5.042V 12.24V 5.122V
3 2.7A 2.7A 12.7A 0.8A 183.4W/
199.4W
124.3V 92.0% .974 30°C/
29°C
552.4
3.341V 5.035V 12.24V 5.107V
4 4.6A 4.6A 21.1A 1.3A 304.4W/
329.4W
123.9V 92.4% .978 33°C/
32°C
559.0
3.320V 5.020V 12.24V 5.076V
5 6.5A 6.5A 29.6A 1.8A 426.4W/
463.8W
123.8V 91.9% .986 36°C/
36°C
561.6
3.300V 5.008V 12.23V 5.045V
6 7.4A 7.4A 33.9A 2.0A 487.6W/
538.0W
124.0V 90.6% .990 39°C/
40°C
914.6
3.289V 5.001V 12.23V 5.028V
7 8.3A 8.3A 38.2A 2.3A 548.7W/
608.7W
123.9V 90.1% .992 40°C/
42°C
961.0
3.278V 4.993V 12.23V 5.013V
8 9.3A 9.3A 42.4A 2.5A 609.2W/
680.2W
123.8V 89.6% .994 40°C/
43°C
1048.0
3.267V 4.986V 12.23V 4.998V
Crossload Tests
CL1 12.4A 12.4A 0A 0A 104.8W/
120.6W
124.2V 86.9% .972 30°C/
29°C
631.0
3.309V 5.025V 12.24V 5.122V
CL2 0A 0A 49.8A 0A 610.3W/
674.8W
123.7V 90.4% .994 38°C/
40°C
643.4
3.313V 5.007V 12.22V 5.089V

Nothing like a little heat to get a fan moving, huh? By full power, that little guy was running over a thousand RPM, and likely making some noise. How much? Again, don’t know.

The voltage numbers got a little more interesting this time out. Regulation got better on two rails, worse on the other two. The good news is, the 12V is now running at an even more impressive 0.08%. The standby rail improves too, to 2.78%. It’s the minor rails that slide, here, at 2.88% and 1.26%.

So the average today for scoring would be 1.41%. Excellent. Just barely. It’s on the low side of that bracket.

And once again we have a clear Platinum pass for efficiency, so we’ll move on to the scope shots and see where ripple’s at.

Platimax DF 600W – Oscilloscope Tests
Test # +3.3V +5V +12V1 +5VSB
1 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
2 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
3 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
4 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
5 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
6 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
7 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
8 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
CL1 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
CL2 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot

Looks like we’ve got 22mV, 21mV and 32mV for the 3.3V, 5V, and 12V rails here today. We’ll take that… all three numbers are excellent, but just pretty much at the 25mV line I need to see for that.

It wouldn’t take a lot more ripple to see the 12V going out of bounds. Fortunately, that didn’t happen.

Next page. Let’s take this apart.