Author: Greg Baden
The Toughpower XT series comes in three different wattages: 650W, 750W, and 850W and two different types: Standard and Cable Management. We got a chance today to take a look at the Toughpower XT 750W Cable Management version. This modular power supply may seem normal at first glance, but I can assure you there are some interesting features built into this power supply.
The Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W Power Supply isn’t your ordinary power supply nor is it the same as the standard Thermaltake Toughpower series of power supplies. Relatively standard in size this power supply gives more than most when it comes to features. From Thermaltake:
“Toughpower XT, the most advanced and no-compromise power supply. Each power supply is individually tested to ensure utmost compatibility with all of today’s most advanced gaming processors such as Intelr CoreT i7 or AMD PhenomT II series and power-hungry graphic cards from AMD or Nvidiar. Premium features such as FanDelayCool and S.P.T. Status Indicator give the users all-round control and visibility into the power supply’s performance and reliability. No matter what your critical application demands, Toughpower XT delivers an incredible breakthrough in gaming performance that is second-to-none.”
Taking a look at the left side of the Toughpower XT reveals the S.P.T. Status Indicators which prominently display the standby, PG signal and temperature. A green light for standby shows that the power supply is under normal operation or in standby mode, when it’s off it means the +5VSB output is abnormal. When the PG signal is green it means your power supply is good to go, when it’s red you have a faulty power supply unit. A green temperature light lets you know your PSU is under 100C on the secondary side of the power supply and as you can probably guess the red means it’s over 100C.
On the backside of the power supply is another added feature to this unit, the FanDelayCool. FanDelayCool gives you the option to leave the internal fan running even after your computer has shut down. This is beneficial because it allows the power supply to gradually cool off rather than relying on natural convection, giving the power supply a reliable and longer lifespan.
There are three increments on the back of the power supply to adjust the FanDelayCool. The first, set on default, is the Auto, which will stop the fan after the computer is shut down. The second is D 15 which will keep the fan running for an additional 15~30 seconds. The third D 30 allows the fan to run for an additional 30~60sec after the computer has shut down. The cooling fan is a 140mm fan which s pins at about 1900RPM.
The other side of the power supply reveals our modular cable setup. We have four connectors (red) for PCI-E, four connectors for Molex/FDD/SATA (black) and the CPU Power Connector (black). The motherboard power connector is already attached to the power supply as it is needed for all computer installations.
The included cables are 1 x 20+4 Pin Motherboard, 1 x 8 Pin EPS 12V, 1 x 4 Pin ATX 12V, 2 x PCI-E 6 Pin, 2 x PCI-E 8 Pin, 2 x PCI-E 6 Pin (converter cables), 2 x 3 x SATA, 2 x 4 x Peripheral, 1 x FDD.