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Old 04-23-2013, 02:00 PM   #1
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Default Australian law to enforce 80plus silver or better

http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/3...ew-normal.aspx

This should hopefully weed out cheap $30 PSUs, but I do think they could have allowed 80+ bronze, especially since we have 230V here, which makes them more efficient, and there are some excellent 80+ bronze products on the market (Seasonic S12II, In Win IP-S400EQ3-2).
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That's very interesting news. But I think, as you do, to require 80 Plus Silver or above is a little bit too much. Interesting enough, I was talking to the guys in charge of 80 Plus and they said that the Brazilian government is requiring the 80 Plus certification for government purchases, and that is why the number of power supply units with fake 80 Plus badges has increased in Brazil...

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Interesting indeed. It wouldn't surprise me if we start seeing more faked 80plus units here too. Shaw, A-Power and Aywun already sell such units on the Australian market.

After a little more digging into the fact sheet, it appears that this will affect computers as a whole, rather than individual components. If you're selling PCs to end users, then an 80plus silver or better PSU will be required. This will affect shops that build and sell PCs, as well as the big brands like Dell and HP.

The DIY market, however, will probably remain largely unchanged. It will still be OK to build your own PC using any power supply you like. The same will probably apply to repairs as well. You will probably still be able to use any power supply you like to repair a computer.

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As much as I despise the overreach of the US Federal Government, requiring 80+ (blank) doesn't seem unreasonable if it gets the liar-labeled junk like Diablotek, Logisys, Apevia, and Crappermaster off the market.
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It will get them out of most new PCs, but unfortunately, it won't wipe them off the market altogether. It looks like they will still be available for DIY-ers (And for reviewers like me - They're fun to explode on the load tester ).
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