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    I'm a little excited to have this thing in my posession. Not sure how to test it since you really can't put this much power on a standard household outlet. Never mind I don't think my Sunmoon goes up this high.

    I'm going to open it up and take inside pics here in a few. For now, here's the "official" studio pics I got in email.

    I didn't want to put this in the public forums until I knew I wasn't under NDA, but since I'm seeing press release and studio pics all over the web, I'm moving it out to the PSU forums.
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    Interesting that it uses a standard AC connector - I'd think they'd use something a bit more beefy.

    Can't wait for the inside pics

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    Is the mains power cord 220~240VAC only?
    The pics lack that item.
    That's crazy! Boost chargers for OTR trucks will run 14V @ 100~150A.

    Question? Is this a single rail PSU? No 1500W? Ultra declares war with a 2kW!
    Worth a good looking over. http://www.badcaps.net/

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    Ok.. Here's some more shots....

    It's 10.25", or 260MM, deep.

    Inside, it looks A LOT like the 1kW, but there's this extra PCB in the front behind the modular interface with the really big transformer.

    I don't know if the part in the front is a second AC to DC SMPS or a DC to DC SMPS, but it definitely seems to be a 12V PSU.

    There are 12V leads that go from the main PCB to all of the peripheral Molexes, the SATA, the main ATX and the 4-pin ATX12V, but then this second PCB has leads going to the four PCI-e connectors and the 8-pin EPS12V.

    The label claims it's a single +12V rail that's capable of 150A, but it looks pretty clear to me that this is two +12V rails. Probably one that does 70A like the 1000W unit and then another 80A out of this thing in the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    I'm a little exited to have this thing in my posession. Not sure how to test it since you really can't put this much power on a standard household outlet.
    Depends on how your house is wired.

    And I wonder if the folks thought about this when designing it....dedicated 20amp circuit for your PC...nice. And the guys at my side job thought I was crazy asking for 4 20amp circuits in addition to the 30 in the server closet.

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    Typical household outlet is 15A, right? That's only 1800W AC.

    Newer is 20A. So that's 240W AC @ 120V.

    But then you have the breaker. It has to feed everything on that wall. So I guess you just have to make sure nothing else is plugged into that same circuit.

    So if we have 120V and can do 2400W and assuming the PSU is 78% efficient at max load, we can effectively do 1872W DC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Typical household outlet is 15A, right? That's only 1800W AC.

    Newer is 20A. So that's 240W AC @ 120V.

    But then you have the breaker. It has to feed everything on that wall. So I guess you just have to make sure nothing else is plugged into that same circuit.

    So if we have 120V and can do 2400W and assuming the PSU is 78% efficient at max load, we can effectively do 1872W DC.
    Most houses are 15A. My folks house though is wired for 20a in all the basement rooms......not sure if that is normal consrtuction or not but it is consistant throughtout the neighboorhood AFAIK. I did forget though we are going to hit a wall at efficency........ for some reason I was thinking in my head we could still loss 400w and be ok....but that is an 83% efficency so yeah never mind.

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    Also forgot that outlets are rated for peak in-rush, and not sustained power. A 15A circuit can only maintain 12A. 20A can maintain a continuous 18A, etc.

    So we're certainly not going to be able to load this thing up to 2000W any time soon.

    Here's some photos of it powering the quad father with two 8800GTS's.

    The ATX cable is interesting. One side labeled "to MB" has no -5V lead. The other side, labeled "to PSU", has all 24-pins populated. Turns out there's a 3.3V sense lead that they cross over to the -5V pin on the PSU end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Also forgot that outlets are rated for peak in-rush, and not sustained power. A 15A circuit can only maintain 12A. 20A can maintain a continuous 18A, etc.

    So we're certainly not going to be able to load this thing up to 2000W any time soon.
    So then really...what is the point of this thing? A marketing gimmick? A R/D show piece?

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