Re: Power Supply Tester

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by baron, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. baron

    baron Guest

    Robert Baer Inscribed thus:

    > James D. Andrews wrote:
    >> I should have asked here for recommendations before ordering, but I
    >> finally
    >> got around to ordering a cheap PSU tester last night. I'm interested
    >> in your experiences with these.
    >>
    >> The model I ordered was a Rexus PST-3 Power Supply Tester with LCD
    >> for $21. I read all of the 170+ reviews, and all were 4-5 stars
    >> except for less than a handful of bad experiences (a couple obviously
    >> from not following the
    >> directions). The biggest complaint was about the skimpy,
    >> foreign-tongue manual.
    >>
    >> I can't afford the $800 supermodel that tests everything all at once
    >> and makes coffee, so I had to go with an affordable model that like
    >> most
    >> products I'm sure will break down over many years of use. The old
    >> you get what you pay for thing here, but it was priced comparitively
    >> to others and it was not the cheapest model.
    >>
    >> So, do you think I'm going to regret this? Are these devices as
    >> useful as
    >> they say? Anyone have any major problems with this or other PSU
    >> testers? Anything I need to be particularly concerned about with
    >> using one of these?
    >>
    >>
    >>

    Hi Robert,
    >>

    > One comment that can apply to all PSU testers: the -5V line exists
    > in some but NOT ALL supplies.
    > Some testers ASS-u-ME that the -5V line exists and "state" that a
    > PSU is bad if it does not "see" that voltage.
    > Keep that info in mind!


    Mmm, I agree. That could cause issues if you were not aware of it.
    Since the -5v line is not used anymore, I just ignore it when testing !

    --
    Best Regards:
    Baron.
    baron, Sep 23, 2009
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