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Antec High Current Pro 1000W Platinum PSU Review
|Product:||Antec High Current Pro HCP-1000 Platinum|
|Date:||Thu, Oct 25, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Emmanouil Filladitakis -|
A look inside the HCP-1000
Now that's a rare sight; Antec went with a dual ball bearing fan from Delta, a renowned manufacturer which we do not see often, most likely because their products are relatively more expensive than their equivalents from other suppliers.
Ironically, the OEM behind the HCP-1000 is Delta Electronics as well. Even though Delta is one of the largest OEM, we do not often see their platforms inside retail products as they are expensive and cannot easily compete against other offerings. However, you do get what you pay for and that shows every single time we get the chance to look at their work. Although the design of the HCP-1000 is complex and the layout is very crowded, the quality of the assembly and the cleanliness of the soldering should be the reference for every designer and manufacturer.
The filtering stage starts at the back of the A/C receptacle, with two Y capacitors and one X capacitor soldered directly on the terminals. This continues onto the main PCB with another four Y capacitors, one X capacitor, two chokes and a MOV.
Two 470uF/450V capacitors from Nippon Chemi-Con can be seen at the primary side of the assembly, next to a large PFC choke. The APFC transistors and diode are installed on their own dedicated heatsink near the edge of the unit, while the primary side transistors are on another heatsink, closer to the huge transformer. The transformer itself is a little special, as it does voltage regulation on its own through transistors embedded inside the body.
The secondary side is so tightly packed with components, it is not even funny. The transistors forming the secondary side LLC type converter are on a heatsink next to the large transformer, after which heatsink a myriad of capacitors are forming a voltage regulation and filtering array.
All of the voltage regulation and the DC to DC circuits have been moved onto the two vertical PCBs which are sandwiched together over the main board. Instead of cables, Delta installed two thick metallic bars to connect the main PCB with the vertical boards, which are definitely better and more stable when having to deal with great currents.
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Page 1 - Antec HCP-1000W Power Supply
Page 2 - Unboxing the HCP-1000
Page 3 - External Design of the HCP-1000
Page 4 - A look inside the HCP-1000
Page 5 - PSU Test Setup
Page 6 - Testing results (Regulation & Ripple)
Page 7 - Testing results (Efficiency, Noise & Thermal)
Page 8 - Ante HCP-1000W PSU Conclusion