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Item#: N82E16817159040

COOLMAX CP-500T 500W EPS12V Active PFC Power Supply

  • EPS12V
  • 115 / 230 V 50/60 Hz
  • +3.3V@30A, +5V@50A, +12V1@18A, +12V2@18A, -12V@1A, +5VSB@2.5A
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Learn more about the CoolMax CP-500T

Model

Brand
COOLMAX
Model
CP-500T

Spec

Type
EPS12V
Maximum Power
500W
Fans
120mm silent long life fan
PFC
Active
Main Connector
20+4Pin
+12V Rails
2
SLI
No
Modular
No
Over Voltage Protection
Yes
Overload Protection
Yes
Input Voltage
115 / 230 V
Input Frequency Range
50/60 Hz
Input Current
12A @ 115V, 6A @ 230V
Output
+3.3V@30A, +5V@50A, +12V1@18A, +12V2@18A, -12V@1A, +5VSB@2.5A
Approvals
UL, CSA, TUV

Features

Connectors
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 12V(4Pin)
6 x peripheral
3 x SATA
2 x Floppy
Features
Universal connector fits most of branded motherboards
Fully supports all Intel & AMD series demand
High quality fan guard & connectors are good for conduction
UV tube design to tidy the wires
Over voltage protection, short protection on all output levels
Built in EMI filter, low ripple noise
Meet FCC part 15 Class B,CISPR 22 Class B and Intel ATX12V/ATX 2.03
Compatible with all leading processors including Pentium III, 4 and AMD Athlon XP

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  • David O.
  • 8/11/2014 8:23:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsNo problems here

Pros: I have a reasonably high end machine, (only an i5 4670k @3.4GHz), but great 1800Mhz memory, and running Two Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce 650 TI Boost video cards in SLI. Two SSD's and two regular HDD. Never had a single problem (running for about a year now, with some high end graphics programs driving the machine pretty hard, AutoCAD and Revit, plus games like Assassins Creed 3).

Cons: In the current market for gamers and office (graphics) users alike, you might come up short on PCIe power connectors.

Other Thoughts: Current Higher end video cards require more power connectors (and just more power), but if you just need a basic PS, then this one rocks. I drove it way harder than it should have been driven, and it never failed me.

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  • jack h.
  • 5/24/2014 4:49:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAMAZING!!!

Pros: Been going strong for almost a decade! never had any problems, I have used this power supply in 4 different computers and it just keeps on trucking!

Cons: None! not a single one!

Other Thoughts: They should bring this power supply back, It is the greatest computer component I have ever used. It has outlived 2 motherboards, 2 graphics cards, 5 sticks of ram, 2 processors, and even my sound card!

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  • Sam C.
  • 7/6/2008 8:20:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsI'll pass the second time

Pros: Price, styling.

Cons: Lifetime. Mine lasted 28 months.

Other Thoughts: Its a real gamble. It really put me in a bad spot with my workload when it died so I decided to go with an Antec which appears by the user reviews to be a lot more reliable. Like they say... fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.

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  • Patrick H.
  • 6/29/2008 11:31:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLOW LIFE

Pros: High power for your power house desktop. Good rails for a bulky computer. Quiet fan

Cons: Rails are not speced high enough for the NVidia 7600GT; therefore, not high enough for higher end GPUs either. Several occasions i had to manually restart the computer from the motherboard button or had to unplug and reset the power switch on back. At the end I had a few loud pops. For all but the first two months this would not put enough power to my graphics card which caused horrible artifacts requiring me to restart the computer every few hours for gaming(including media center). Bought a new PSU about a month ago and this one finally died for good so I installed the new one.

Other Thoughts: After talking to BFG & NVidia I tried installing multiple driver versions and reinstalled windows and vista numerous times. Nothing solved the game artifacting issue. Finally found that the +12V rails were way out of range.... nearly .5V over. Then it died finally supporting the conclusion that the PSU was bad.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

Please contact 2support@coolmaxusa.com for further support. This unit comes with 3 years warranty from invoice date. Please understand also that motherboards have power conversions of its own. You may also need to have your motherboard checked for defects. Also, all 12v connectors, regardless of brands, have +/- 10% variance. 12.5v is within variance.

Regards,

Coolmax Support

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/21/2008 11:07:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMediocre PS And Mediocre CS

Pros: Nice finish. Fan speed is functional and something that other PS manufacturers should implement. Mine came with lots of colorfully sleeved cables. Good value.

Cons: Died after ~ 2 years. Contacted COOLMAX, who first asked for the invoice, then the serial number, then my credit card information (over a plaintext email). Since my billing address is now different from the address I want the PS shipped to, they also asked for a copy of my latest utility bill, even after seeing that the unit was to be shipped to the same address it was shipped to ~ 2 years ago. Unbelieveable.

Other Thoughts: COOLMAX CS explained to me that they have had problems in the past with credit card fraud, thus the need for my utility bill. Perhaps they should stop asking for customers to submit their credit card information in a non-secure manner. A simple web form with HTTPS is all it would take to remedy this issue.

Nevertheless, COOLMAX stood by its product and honored the warranty. If this product did not have a three-year warranty, I would have been up the creek. Three eggs for an average PS, and one more egg for a risky but successful warranty replacement process.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/8/2008 7:40:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExceeded my expectations

Pros: So far I've had this power supply for about 18 months. It's powered without fault everything I've thrown at it. I thought it'd stop way before now, but it just keeps going and going. I frankly have no doubt that this would be able to power a 9800gtx, since it can allocate 400 watts to the 12v rails. Also, this power supply is extremely quiet. I have yet to hear it. Once. And my computer overall is extremely quiet, so that's saying something.

Cons: Reading the other reviews of this psu, I'm starting to get a little nervous about whether or not this is gonna die on me or not soon. I keep my computer fairly well maintained, but I'm just a little concerned, still.

Other Thoughts: Right now I have an AMD x2 6000+ 3.0ghz (125w), msi k9n sli platinum, 2gb ddr2 800, 2x sata hd's, 2x optical drives, 2x 7900gs in sli, zalman 9500, 2 case fans, 2 cool cathodes, and this power supply. Not a single hickup yet.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/7/2008 9:02:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLong haul? Do you feel lucky?

Pros: Cool, quiet, non-eventful operation (while they ran).

Cons: Bought six PSUs.
Four used for customer builds.
One for a personal build
One spare.
Of the six, three died; symptoms included 1) intermittent shutdowns for no apparent reason with decreasing runtimes between failures and 2) eventual failure to power long enough for a proper boot. All failures occurred within the last month.

Other Thoughts: I will attempt to RMA them per Coolmax' stated policy (and it is ONLY for that reason I am giving a 2-egg instead of 1-egg review), but it is unlikely that I will purchase any more of these PSUs - my reputation among my clients is high and I cannot afford to use products with a 50% failure rate, warranty or not.

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  • yao l.
  • 5/28/2008 11:35:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: ...

Cons: just died after one year 7 days
kind of disappiont of it

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  • Duncan B.
  • 5/23/2008 6:27:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: enough connectors for just about anything

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Have had mine 27 months and no problems. "knock on wood". I am upgrading my system and will probably get a new psu just to be safe.

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  • Yan L.
  • 5/21/2008 6:56:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIt died after 1 years 3 months

Pros: Works when it worked. Has all the connectors for your modern PC needs including 3xSATA connectors, and 2xPCIE.

Cons: IT DIED AFTER 1yr 3months. Like many other user has posted this doesn't last more than 2 years.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

This unit comes with 3 years warranty from invoice date. Please contact tech@coolmaxusa.com for RMA support.

In line with this, monthly or quarterly maintenance on power supplies is advised to maintain quality and efficiency.

Regards,

Coolmax Support

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