Antec Phantom 500

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FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

This information comes from the Antec web site product page and the manual.

FEATURE & BRIEF COMMENT

ATX12V version 2.01 compliant

The latest version of the spec.

24-and-20-pin adapter connector with detachable 4-pin section for 20-pin for backward compatibility with older motherboards

Our sample came with a 24-pin connector with a 24-to-20 pin adapter. We're told this production run might have missed this change, which was also applied to the Phantom 350.
Dual +12V lines, with dedicated circuits to isolate the CPU power line from peripherals Standard for ATX12V 2.x.
Hybrid fan design Why a hybrid PSU? Higher power capacity from a mostly fanless design.

Exceptional power efficiency up to 86% (US version) at full load

If the older Phantom 350 is any indication, the Phantom 500 should live up to this claim.

4 Serial ATA power connectors

Fairly standard for a quality modern PSU of this capacity.
PCI-E graphic card power connector For VGA cards that draw >75W.
Fanless operation for absolutely silent computing. Three user selectable fan kick-in points for quiet computing under higher loads The kick-in point will be crucial for quiet computing. We'll be examining this closely.
Specially designed internal heatsinks and chassis heatsink for maximum heat dissipation
This design makes fanless operation possible.
Power Factor value greater than 90% (EU only) PF correction is required in the EU, and it reduces efficiency.
Safety Approval: TUV, UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC The more the merrier.

Gold plated connector for superior conductivity

Actually, both male and female connectors must be of the same metal in order to avoid long term chemical reaction and resulting increased contact resistance.

SPECIFICATIONS

Comparing the specifications of the two Phantom models is quite instructive. Voltage rail capacities are almost identical. The +3.3V gets a 2A boost and one of the +12V lines gains 1A. The large increase in capacity comes from a higher combined wattage, not an increase on any individual line. This suggests that the circuit design of the two models is basically the same. The higher capacity of the 500W model is probably made possible by the addition of the fan, not any special electrical engineering.

ANTEC PHANTOM 500 SPECIFICATIONS
AC Input
90~135VAC @ 9A, 47~63 Hz or 180~265VAC @ 5A, 47~63 Hz
DC Line
+3.3V
+5V
+12V1
+12V2
-12V
+5Vsb
Max Output
30A
30A
17A
18A
0.8A
2A
Min Load
0.3A
0.3A
0.3A
0.3A
0A
0A
Regulation
±5%
±5%
±5%
±5%
±5%
±5%
Ripple & Noise
50mV
50mV
120mV
120mV
120mV
50mV
Max Power
99W
150W
204W
216W
10W
10W
484W
500W

OTHER DETAILS

Unit Size

5.9"(W) x 7.2"(D) x 3.4"(H)
15cm(W) x 18.3 cm(D) x 8.6 cm(H)

Net Weight

7.5lbs / 3.4kg

Operating Temp.

10 ºC to 50 ºC

Power Efficiency

82% (with PFC) at full loads, 115V/230Vac 60/50Hz; this is for the EU version.
86% w/ no PFC -- US version


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