Thermaltake Toughpower 1500 W 24

Thermaltake Toughpower 1500 W Review

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Thermaltake likes to use vivid colors and gaming graphics on their packages and this one is not an exception. On the face of the box, besides the graphics, we find the description of the series along with the capacity of the unit highlighted in large black fonts. Right next to it are several badges for the Silver efficiency, the five years warranty and the SLI/Crossfire certifications. On the rear of the box we find some interesting shots of the internals along with various info regarding efficiency, power specifications, connector description etc. On the sides of the box there is a multi-language description of the unit's basic features.


Two very thick pieces of packaging foam fully protect the unit, which is stored in a cloth bag. Next to the PSU there is a nylon pouch which holds all modular cables. The rest of the bundle includes some Velcro ties and a Thermaltake badge, an AC power cord, a set of fixing bolts and the user's manual.


The unit is heavy and really long so before you purchase it make sure that your chassis can accommodate it, since a length of 220mm is not something to take lightly. In order to get an idea about how long the unit is, in the above photos notice how small the 135mm fan looks compared to the casing.
On the PSU's front we find a honeycomb grill and a heavy duty C20 receptacle which accepts a reinforced cable with C19 plug. Unfortunately there is no On/Off switch, a big downside according to our opinion. On the rear there is a relatively small modular panel, compared to the monstrous capacity of the unit and we also find lots of native cables, which unfortunately are not sleeved all the way back into the housing while they are squeezed to pass through the cable exit hole. On top of that the latter does not have a grommet so the naked cables are pressed against the hole's edges, something that caused a little wear on them. Apparently the cable exit hole should be larger and with a grommet in order to ensure the native cables' integrity. Interesting enough, we spotted some small capacitors near the 24pin ATX connector. Apparently Thermaltake decided that some extra ripple filtering on the minor rails would be ideal and since they didn't want to mess with the internal design the easiest way to add more filtering capacitors was directly in the cabling.
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