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    Cool PC Power & Cooling Pro-Source Review

    I'm trying something new today. For a while now, something's been missing from the site. We've become known for throwing computer power supplies at the wall to see which ones stick, but there's a product type out there that goes hand in hand with these things we've been neglecting for too long. I speak of the uninterruptible power supply, or UPS.

    PC Power & Cooling recently offered me the chance to get started on what I hope to be a long and glorious tradition of trying to melt down the UPSs of the world. They sent me their Pro-Source 1500 900 watt rated UPS for me to tear into. Come on in, and we'll kick some tires and light some fires.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=159

    Go easy on me - this is my first UPS review after all

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    Have you contacted PCP&C about that thing?

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    How else would I have gotten the second sample? They blamed shipping damage too. It took over a month to get the first one... it was in customs that long.

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    right, what else...

    What did they say about the sanded off part numbers?
    And the missing fan?

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    Not a word about those. I didn't really get into that very hard with them though. I reckon a lot of it (design decisions) was done by Beam-Tech themselves.

    I just found another blown out trace on #1 where the 52V and 37V transformer windings connect to the main PCB. It's so small I missed it earlier.

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    I'm surprised you scored it so highly on performance... the last piece of kit with filed-off part IDs was given a lovely 0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Wolf View Post
    Not a word about those. I didn't really get into that very hard with them though. I reckon a lot of it (design decisions) was done by Beam-Tech themselves.

    I just found another blown out trace on #1 where the 52V and 37V transformer windings connect to the main PCB. It's so small I missed it earlier.
    So you didn't tell them??
    Why not make sure that they know what you know?

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    I was also expecting a lower score here, filed-off part #s are unacceptable.

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    Added two new pics to page four - a general shot of the main PCB and an up close shot of the burned traces.

    Quote Originally Posted by Solitaire View Post
    I'm surprised you scored it so highly on performance... the last piece of kit with filed-off part IDs was given a lovely 0
    Didn't feel like dealing with lawyers... this was a hell of a lot of work already

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    So you didn't tell them??
    Why not make sure that they know what you know?
    Who says I didn't? I sent them big up close pictures of those transistors and the rest of the damage.

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    Love the outlet spacing, totally useless if you have anything with a wallwart or odd shaped connector.

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