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swambast
10-20-2004, 09:39 AM
This is an off-topic question about hardware, thanks for reading. In one of my latest magazines, I read about a computer power supply that featured a "cordless" solution. That is, all the power components plugged INTO this main power supply. As opposed to power cables that plugged into each computer component. If you've seen this or read about it, can you please help provide me with any details such as web site, manufacturer's name, etc. Thanks in advance if you can help!

swambast
10-20-2004, 09:39 AM
This is an off-topic question about hardware, thanks for reading. In one of my latest magazines, I read about a computer power supply that featured a "cordless" solution. That is, all the power components plugged INTO this main power supply. As opposed to power cables that plugged into each computer component. If you've seen this or read about it, can you please help provide me with any details such as web site, manufacturer's name, etc. Thanks in advance if you can help!

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
10-20-2004, 10:24 AM
Oh yeah and if you could fetch me a site where I can get some new bubbles for my spirit level I would be realy greatful too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


Seriously I don't understand what the advantage of the item you describe is and it sure as hell don't sound cordless to moi.

appologies if I am misinterpreting your post but are you sure this isn't a wind up ?

Is that a pun? I aint sure, oh mummy its all going dark help I'm melting I'm melting.

Lunix
10-20-2004, 01:09 PM
http://www.bigbruin.com/reviews/ultraxconnectpsu/

Weather_Man
10-20-2004, 01:45 PM
I guess that might save from having one or two extraneous cables floating around your box. But, I'd really prefer to have the power lines hardwired into the PSU.

WereSnowleopard
10-20-2004, 02:05 PM
(Just be funny)

Oh you mean laptop as cordless computer?


Actually, already exist in many models and sizes. it is good for blackout prone area depend how much energy stores and usuage it can keep computer on before power restore to aviod lost data. I live at DFW area that give me good reason to get big power/surge protection stuff to keep computer on when get blackout for few moment. I feel sorry for some hurricane victims at Florida that won't play Il2 for a while.

Cheer
Snowleopard

swambast
10-20-2004, 02:05 PM
Lunix, Thank You! That's exactly what I was looking for.

PF_Coastie
10-20-2004, 02:32 PM
I've been looking at these closely. I really like this idea to be able to add/remove cables at will.

The only thing that bugs me about this one is the unuaually high 12volt readings. I like that they reading are solid under load, but those 12volt rails are rather high.

HERE (http://www.silentpcreview.com/article193-page1.html) is another review. It is from a silent pc site.

WTE_Galway
10-20-2004, 05:21 PM
only downside seems to be you are doubling the number of dodgy 1930's style molex connectors in the box

something like this will certianly be a bonus for small boxes with cooling issues .. though if you actually need a 500W supply like that one you are likely to have a lot of gear installed and be using most of the cables anyway

Lunix
10-20-2004, 11:57 PM
Agreed the 12v rail is a wee bit high under load but not out of spec by any means. The real beauty of this PS is really its power output on the 12v rail. In the old days the 5v rail was where the action was your CPU and PCI devices. Many PS's while delivering high power ratings if you look at the amps/rail actually deliver 90% of it on the 5v rail. Times have changed. Now the pentium's and I imagine the Athlons of the world draw from the 12v rail. There are dvd and cd burners and multi harddrive setups all drawing on the 12v rail. Oh and the new video cards some of us where lucky enough to afford. This PS delivers 34amps on the 12v rail and delivers it solid. This along with the attractive packaging makes me believe this PS is worthy of consideration for anyone with a high end modern gaming rig.

RAAF_Edin
10-21-2004, 02:24 AM
You call this "CORDLESS" ??? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

woofiedog
10-21-2004, 03:01 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifYou might want to buy some Sky Hook's to hold it off from the floor... so you don't have a Power Drain!

Heavy_Weather
10-21-2004, 06:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by woofiedog:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifYou might want to buy some Sky Hook's to hold it off from the floor... so you don't have a Power Drain! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gifsky-hooks!!!!

BinaryFalcon
10-21-2004, 08:06 AM
I don't get it.

It's not any more cordless than a regular power supply, yet has at least twice as many potential failure points (connections) as a regular PSU. And it does it all at about 2x-4x the cost (~$100) of a regular, quality PSU.

TgD Thunderbolt56
10-21-2004, 08:17 AM
I've got one and love it. My only gripe is I needed one additional small 4-pin connector than what was supplied by the unit to connect all my gadgetry. Otherwise...this PS is solid. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

swambast
10-21-2004, 08:33 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

OK, OK, already - I know it's not "cordless" for God's sakes. That's why I put the word "cordless" in quotes. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

I couldn't remember the exact information at the time. But now know it's actually termed a fully modular power supply. I have updated my original subject to help those that take things too literal. Thanks to all those that actually offered insight.

Troll2k
10-21-2004, 02:41 PM
Also this one from Antec.

http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=24480