Power supplies with active PFC

Discussion in 'Asus' started by cal, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. cal

    cal Guest

    Fellow A7N8X users.
    What benefits come from using a power supply with active PFC? I'm
    thinking of purchasing a Thermaltake W0011+PFC Silent Purepower 480W.
    cal, Jan 5, 2004
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  2. cal

    daytripper Guest

    The benefit is to the electric grid. Power Factor Correction is intended to
    reduce the noise your system injects into the mains...

    daytripper, Jan 5, 2004
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    peter Guest

    peter, Jan 7, 2004
  4. To the user, nothing really. Regulatory authorities in some countries
    require power factor correction because of the problems that large numbers
    of low-power-factor devices can cause for the electrical grid - the power
    company doesn't need to do as much power factor correction.
    Robert Hancock, Jan 8, 2004
  5. cal

    daytripper Guest

    Indeed, I find it hilarious to see a power supply vendor touting the presence
    of PFC as somehow benefitting the power supply, or the system, or the user...

    daytripper, Jan 8, 2004
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