Review

Introduction

“Antec, Inc. is the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.”

Antec doens’t need extended presentation, by now, you probably have pretty good ideia about Antec and their great products.This time they sent me a Antec VP550P PSU for testing.Before reading the rest of the review if you don’t understand squat about PSU’s and their importance, check this small tuturial by RedlinePC.

The Antec Basiq VP series series are available in five different models the VP350P; VP450P; VP550P; VP650P and the VP650PM modular.

About the Basiq VP, Low Cost Power Supply series

The VP550P is crafted for quality, performance and incredible value. This entry-level solution gives you everything you need in a power supply. No twinkly lights or glittery paint jobs — a 120 mm fan for effective and quiet cooling, dual+12V rails for amazingly stable power, heavy-duty protection circuitry and Active Power Factor Correction (PFC). VP550P meets the 80 PLUS® standard, thereby saving you money on corporate power bills. And it comes with all the assurance of Antec’s AQ2 Antec Quality 2 year limited warranty. All the features, none of the waste: for builders that are strictly business, the VP550P is strictly power.

Features and Specifications

Features:

  • 550 watts of Continuous Power
  • ATX12V version 2.3 compliant
  • Dual +12V rails ensure greater system stability
  • ErP Lot 6: 2010 compliant assuring efficiency and low standby power consumption
  • Active Power Factor Correction with PF: 0.99 for higher efficiency and less power grid pollution
  • 120 mm fan delivers quiet, reliable cooling
  • Black exterior complements any system
  • Heavy-duty protection circuitry prevents damage from a variety of dangers:
    – Over Current Protection (OCP)
    – Over Voltage Protection (OVP)
    – Short Circuit Protection (SCP)
    – Over Power Protection (OPP)
  • Safety: CB,TÜV,C-TICK,CCC,CE , Gost-R
  • MTBF: 100,000 hours
  • AQ2 Antec Quality 2 year limited warranty on parts and labor
  • Unit Dimensions:
    – 86 mm (H) x 150 mm (W) x 140 mm (D)
    – 3,4″ (H) x 5,9″ (W) x 5,5″ (D)
  • Package Dimensions:
    – 110 mm (H) x 240 mm (W) x 180 mm (D)
    – 4,3″ (H) x 9,4″ (W) x 7,1″ (D)
  • Weight:
    – Net: 1,8 kg (4,0 lbs)
    – Gross: 2,3 kg (5,1 lbs)

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Antec VP550P PDF Description

 
 






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