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Diablotek UL Series PSUL575 575W ATX 12V v2.31 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: cheap

Cons: died

Other Thoughts: This died after a few days, and I'm just going to recycle it rather than return it.

I was at the specified wattage limit, so the failure is partly my fault. However, when I Googled for diablotek reviews, I found some credible complaints about diablotek allegedly being deceptive about its specs, which would also be consistent with this failure.

I tried to use a flashlight to find a fuse inside, without breaking the warranty seal. I noticed a bunch of capacitors near the cable bundle were leaning noticably as the bundle pressed on them, and you could actually wiggle the caps by wiggling the cable from the outside. Looks like the fuse is soldered on, not in an internal socket nor panel socket. That's too much repair work (and shock hazard) for a PSU that I no longer trust. I can't afford to have a PC go down, and I can't afford to have the other risks that corner-cutting construction of a PSU can bring, like fire hazard.

Finally, it's strange for a power supply to say "UL" in big letters on the label and have that not mean UL safety certification. It appears that this PSU does not have UL certification, but surely diablotek realizes that putting "UL" on the label might be misleading.

I picked up a more reputable brand of PSU from the local computer store, since I was in a hurry to get the PC running again.

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Display Name: Neil V.

Date Joined: 01/11/04

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