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    Good job.

    What were the spikes in +12V and -12V ripple test? It looks like some transient response to me.

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    I'd ding the bastard for using a sleeve bearing fan in a price bracket that should at least be single ball bearing if not a 2BB.
    Especially since the cost from YL isn't that high. Even in small numbers.

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    Single Ball bearing (aka, 1S 1B Bearing) fans are the biggest ripoffs in history IMO. They are no more reliable than standard Sleeve Bearing fans (as the sleeve bearing in them is still the weakest link), yet they are more expensive and noisier.

    I don't think Yate Loon are all that bad for sleeve bearing fans. They usually give them enough lubricant and I've only ever had the odd one fail. ADDA, on the other hand usually use little if any oil at all in their sleeve bearing fans, and I've had some ridiculously fast deaths from them in the past. I can think of one or two which didn't even make it a year.

    The fan aside, though, it looks like a very promising power supply.
    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssshjp View Post
    Good job.

    What were the spikes in +12V and -12V ripple test? It looks like some transient response to me.
    It is ripple measurement, unfortunatelly I do not possess equipment for testing transient response (yet). The data are both in table (all loads) and you can see scope screenshots at very low load and 100 % load.

    As for fan, I also do not think sleeve bearing is bad. The only difference is ball bearing is usually not able to seize, on the other hand, it can become noisy. And I think it is (even though very slightly) noisier than sleeve bearing even brand new. In this case, the supply can work passively up to 300+ W load so even if the fan died, it should not create that much problems as in the case of other (usually El Cheapo) PSUs.

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    Is Huntkey again having a look at the eurpean market?

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    Huntkey actually has distributors in Europe. They should even be having seller of their cheaper (=crappier) parts in Germany soon. If all goes well, I will try to distribute the FX500SE but I need them to get rid of the few last really serious problems first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_hegge View Post
    Single Ball bearing (aka, 1S 1B Bearing) fans are the biggest ripoffs in history IMO. They are no more reliable than standard Sleeve Bearing fans (as the sleeve bearing in them is still the weakest link), yet they are more expensive and noisier.

    I don't think Yate Loon are all that bad for sleeve bearing fans.
    My takeaway from this is "crappy fans are bad" and not "sleeve bearing fans are bad." However, it is an uphill battle against "conventional wisdom."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemot View Post
    It is ripple measurement, unfortunatelly I do not possess equipment for testing transient response (yet). The data are both in table (all loads) and you can see scope screenshots at very low load and 100 % load.
    I meant there were some unusual spikes different from regular ripple/noise waveform. It's no big deal though.



    FX500SE was almost canceled. Now to make a testable unit, I guess they just throw in a fan that won't burn the unit.

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    What do you mean? It was supposed to be passive only or?

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