Kolink Continuum 1200 W Review 3

Kolink Continuum 1200 W Review

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Kolink KL-C1200PL Features & Specs
Max. DC Output1200W
Efficiency80 PLUS Platinum
ModularYes (fully)
Intel C6/C7 Power State SupportYes
Operating temperatureno info
ProtectionsOver Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Current Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Cooling135 mm Double Ball-Bearing Fan (RL4Z B1352512H)
Semi-passive operationNo
Dimensions150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 180 mm (D)
Weight2.1 kg
ComplianceATX12V v2.4, EPS 2.92
Warranty5 years
Price at time of review (exc. VAT)188.99€ or $201 (1€ = $1.0647)
As we already stated in the prologue, this unit is 80 PLUS Platinum certified and utilizes a fully modular cable design. Its protection features include all but the necessary OTP (Over Temperature Protection), which is a great shame, especially in a unit with such a high capacity. In the cooling section, we have a 135 mm fan with a couple ball-bearings, so it will last for quite a while. There is unfortunately no semi-passive mode, which could significantly lower the PSU's noise under light and moderate loads. The dimensions of the KL-C1200PL are normal considering its capacity, while the provided warranty is satisfactory at five years.

Kolink KL-C1200PL Power Specs
Max. Power25A25A100A3A0.3A
Total Max. Power1200W
There is a single powerful +12V rail. The maximum combined power of the minor rails is enough for any modern system, but the 5VSB rail could be stronger, though it is confined to 3 A with most high-end PSUs. As you will see later in this review, the 5VSB rail can deliver much more if needed.

Cables & Connectors, Power Distribution

Modular Cables
DescriptionCable CountConnector Count (Total)Gauge
ATX connector 20+4 pin (600 mm)1118AWG
8 pin EPS12V (600 mm)1118AWG
4+4 pin EPS12V (600 mm)1118AWG
6+2 pin PCIe (600 mm+200 mm)61218AWG
SATA (400 mm+150 mm+150 mm+150 mm)2818AWG
4 pin Molex (450 mm+150 mm+150 mm+150 mm)2818AWG
A great number of PCIe connectors are provided. However, some of you might want more than eight SATA connectors with such a strong unit. There are enough 4-pin Molex connectors for every usage scenario as modern PSUs are usually equipped with less than eight of these. Finally, cable length is adequate, and the same applies to the distance between connectors.

Since this PSU features a single +12V rail, we do not have anything to comment on when it comes to its power distribution.
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