Generally speaking the there are three different tests. First of all Plug Load Solutions goes for 20 percent load on the power supply. At this point they measure input and output power and calculate the efficiency as a result. Furthermore they monitor the different voltages - +12V, -12V, 3.3V, 5V and 5Vsb. With these values taken one can see whether the power supply complies with a five or a ten percent deviation standard. After that they do also keep an eye on power factor correction, concerning which 1 is the ideal value.
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|Page 1 - Introduction||Page 6 - Performance 50 % load|
|Page 2 - Preview||Page 7 - Performance 100 % load|
|Page 3 - Delivery/Specs||Page 8 - Average Values|
|Page 4 - Test setup||Page 9 - Input/Output Power and Efficiency|
|Page 5 - Performance 20 % load||Page 10 - Conclusion|