King of Cable Management
- Apr 28, 2017
Wonder how these de-rate once heated up? Or if they can still deliver the rated power at their toasty temps
That's interesting, thanks. So you'll need plenty of space in the case for passive cooling, and as little cable clutter as possible... which isn't going to be easy with that mass of cables. Or having a case fan close by.Also running at ~150w load it gets very hot to the touch. I recommend not doing the "temperature touch test" if you're pulling 200-250w
HDPLEX Larry <email@example.com>@msystems I'm assuming the 250w rating takes into account the passive cooling of the unit and the toastiness should be fine.
It does have OTP and should shut off if overheated. OPP as well, I'm wondering how much power you can draw before it would shutdown. How would a water cooled HDPlex behave?
It's important to note that the power rating is for output, so whatever is pulled at the wall is (more or less) irrelevant. Your sensor readings are of far more use, even if they're inherently inaccurate. And given that it's rated for 250W continuous output I'd be very disappointed if your load tripped OCP - even if it's 220+45+20 or so for the rest of the system, that's just 14% above the rating. If OCP was set that low, you'd risk it being triggered even within the rated range, so most likely it's set well above that point.Doing some benchmarking today and trying to trip OCP by running it at 250w average on sensors, so closer to 300w at the wall, but it refuses to trip.
I'm pulling up to 220w (sensor indicated) on a 3060ti at 110% power limit and 45 watts (package power sensor indicated) on a 6700k. I would have expected the GPU transients to trip it but so far it hasn't. This is really impressive just in terms of the power handling. It gets quite hot doing this and I didn't wait around to see if it causes a thermal trip, just a short test for a few minutes. Previous HDplex products were able to exceed their rating with active cooling so I'm wondering if this is the case here as well.