SUPPLIED BY: Enermax
PRODUCT: Platimax DF 600W
PROD LINK: Platimax DF Product Page
PRICE: $159.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at time of testing!
We will start this page with a Twister bearing fan. It has so many twisters, I think I can see Reed Timmer freaking out from here.
The OEM on this one looks to be Fortech.
I can see two Y caps and one X cap starting the line filter at the receptacle.
I see two more Y caps, two more X caps, two coils, and an MOV finishing off the line filter. That’ll do it.
The primary side of the unit shows us a big ol’ Nippon Chemi-Con main filter cap.
The business side of the modular board uses Enesol polymer caps. No objections here.
I kind of like all these blacked out wires to the modular board, here. This does nothing for aesthetics beyond keeping the wires invisible through the fan, but it’s a nice little touch.
Ltec polymers and Chemi-Con electrolytics are the capacitors of choice throughout the mainboard. Again, no complaints, though Ltec electrolytics would have me pulling points.
The rear of the PCB without the modular board in the way. You can see the minor rail VRM over on the left by the yellow wire. You can see the Beatles over there in the yellow submarine. You can see my sandwich over there in the yellow trash can. That meat was NOT okay.
Soldering! Looking good here today.
This here blue thingamajigger is the NTC shorting relay, which helps with efficiency. The pi filter parts for the standby output are just above it.
A close-up of the line filter parts around the bridge. Oops, there an X cap I didn’t count. Like this unit didn’t already have a good line filter already.
Have another look at the main filter cap. I dare you.
A closer look at the Ltec polymers. These are ULR series parts.
Two APW7073 controllers are found on the minor rail VRM. We’re back to Enesol for filtering here.
Soldering looks acceptable on the mainboard. Could be a little better, but I’ll let it have the point.
Four SM4201NA parts handle the 12V output for the unit.
A CM6901 acts as PWM controller today.
PFC control is done with a CM6502.
Hello, main switcher. There are two of these, or course.
The second main switcher is here, accompanied by the PFC diode and MOSFET.
Finally, we have two 15A bridge rectifiers. Let’s go score.