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Old 03-07-2011, 02:17 PM   #1
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Title: Apevia Turbolink ATX-TL450W-BK Power Supply Review
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"Today we are getting this USD 20 power supply called "Turbolink ATX-TL450W-BK" that is offered by Apevia and is available at Newegg.com to see if it is a good option for users on budget. Let's check i..."

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Old 03-07-2011, 03:00 PM   #2
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You really should provide a rating at Newegg as well, since the only one right now gives a solid 3 stars.

A big warning is required, I think.

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Old 03-07-2011, 03:10 PM   #3
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This is insane.
Btw, I put up a review on Newegg over the Logisys (some others have too), and they claim to have forwarded my concerns to upper management. We'll see how far that goes. This PSU-shaped object also should not be sold.

Edit: I just added a Newegg review to that effect. We'll see what happens.

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Old 03-07-2011, 06:21 PM   #4
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With $20 one can buy a solid 230W unit here in China which at least passes all safety and EMC regulations and delivers its labeled wattage with everything in spec. I must say this Apevia is the worst kind of $20 PSU on earth -- you risk your hardware from the first minute you install it in your computer.

Considering the unknown primary transistors, Fuji Electrics has an obsolete NPN model "2SC4206" which is rated at Ic=6A, Vceo=600V (Tcase=25C) - very low ratings. Of course the actual components used in this unit might be even worse.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:42 PM   #5
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I just added a Newegg review to that effect. We'll see what happens.
Nothing's happened this far:
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The article reminds me of a previous encounter with a PSU.

I offered to configure a new computer to "talk" to our ancient monitoring equipment (via serial port no less!). The old PC was running an AMD Athlon (3000 maybe?) which I felt was insufficient for the multitasking we did on it. The new PC was a quadcore and would handle the job with ease. However, as the IT guy plugged in the powercord, the powercord kept going into the case! Apparently the socket had not been properly secured and thus broke the it. Frustrated, the IT man had to take it back to get a new PSU. Frustrated, I had to wait for the computer to be fixed.

I happened to glance at the manufacturer and it said "Apevia." I wonder if it's the same one...
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:57 AM   #7
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Eww. I haven't seen this kind of junk since the late 90's, and I thought that only old AT supplies had such whimpy 12V rectifiers. Imagine the noise such a supply must squirt back into the AC supply...
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Thanks for all the support, guys. Stay tuned, because I bought more junk at Newegg.com that I will be reviewing very soon!
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Hope u fire-proof

Well, I think Im not absoluty Noob in PSUs, but I never had a PSU made by Solytech. Did bigger labels get OEMs from this manufacturer?
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Hope u fire-proof

Well, I think Im not absoluty Noob in PSUs, but I never had a PSU made by Solytech. Did bigger labels get OEMs from this manufacturer?
I guess some HP machines use their OEM PSUs (of course not so crappy as this one). Gotta love them.
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