Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Enermax Triathlor FC 550W Power Supply Review

Enermax is a brand whose strong product is their power supplies, especially when it comes to the high-end spectrum. Their Platimax and MAXREVO units are some of the best out there. But these units are not cheap in terms of cost. Enermax knows not everyone has a ton of cash to throw at a new power supply so they have created the Triathlor series of power supplies. There are actually the Triathlor and Triathlor FC units. The Triathlor units are lower wattage and non-modular and the Triathlor FC units are higher wattage and are modular. Today we are checking out the Triathlor FC 550W unit which is 80PLUS Bronze certified and offers quiet operation.

Special thanks to Enermax for providing us with the Triathlor FC 550W Power Supply to review.

Features
ATX12V v2.31 ready! – Compliant with the newest standard for desktop power supplies.
82PLUS ready! – 82-88% efficiency @ 20-100% load. Compliant with 80PLUS BRONZE efficiency requirements.
Stability ready! – DC to DC converter design lowers energy loss for higher efficiency and better dynamic response and cross regulation. 12V Synchronous Rectifier design for higher efficiency and greater power density.
Zero Load Design – Stable voltage output even at 0W load, that supports the energy-saving functions of modern CPU and graphics cards (C6 State/Hybrid Mode) and prevents compatibility issues.
T.B. Silence fan inside! – Integrated T.B. Silence 12cm fan with patented Twister Bearing to reduce the noise and prolong lifetime.
ErP Lot 6 2013 ready! – Help system to meet ErP Lot 6 2013 (<0.5W at standby mode) with high efficiency +5Vsb circuitry*. *With ErP Lot 6 2013 enabled motherboard. Future ready! – 12P flexible modular cables for possibly upcoming new CPU and GPU 10P and/or 12P connectors.
WORLD ready! – 100-240VAC in with automatic adjustment and active PFC for global usage.
24/7 @ 40°C ready! – Non-Stop industrial class performance at 40°C/104°F ambient.
AirGuard – Unique air-inlet with optimal aero-dynamical design reducing noisy air turbulences.
SafeGuard – Industry-leading protection circuitry of OCP, OVP, DC UVP, OPP, OTP, SCP & SIP.
SpeedGuard – Advanced fuzzy logic 12cm fan speed control for optimal cooling and minimum noise. (Patented)
Multiple 12V rails! – Multiple high current +12V rails design for maximum safety and compatibility.
Power Up ready! – >98% 12V output to support high performance CPU & graphics card requirement.
100% Japanese Electrolytic Capacitors – Highest components standards for maximum durability and stability.
DXXI ready! – 100% 6+2P (8P) PCI-E connector to support new generation DXXI graphics cards.

Packaging
The Triathlor FC 550W comes in a nice retail package. On the front there is a photo on the unit and it lets us know it is the 550W version. On the back there is a list of features, input and output specifications and some more detail on some of the features.

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Opening the box up everything inside is nicely packaged. Inside you will find the Triathlor FC 550W unit, a bag of modular cables, power cable, velcro cable ties and a user’s guide.

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Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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