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Apevia-pst-03.840706
7.5 out of 10

Apevia PST-03

Pocket size with a LCD screen to show all the ATX power voltag Read more

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Overall 10
10

Essential Tool

Michael S., Newegg
16 July 2011
  • Pros: Tests power supplies. Not much else to say. Easy to use and works well. LCD display is also nice.
  • Cons: Floppy PSU connection is a little flimsy but I don't see another way it could have been built. No one uses floppy discs anymore so I don't even test it for fear of bending/breaking it. Not a big deal just letting everyone know.
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Overall 10
10

great tester

Race D., Newegg
6 July 2011
  • Summary: A must have for your tech trouble shooting tool kit. This thing will save you alot of time in trouble shooting. it comes down to figure out if its the motherboard or power supply. plug this in and it will tell you if the power supply is working or not.
  • Pros: works great, lcd with onboard led light to give you a reading at a glance. test almost all power connection.
  • Cons: alittle small for my hands, but take your time and it will work great for ya. appears to be made of cheap plastic. but it works very well and will save you time in trouble shooting.
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Overall 10
10

Seems to work fine

Joseph S., Newegg
23 March 2010
  • Summary: This seems to work fine. I had three ATX power supplies whose states I knew (2 bad, 1 good) and it identified all correctly. Has already payed for itself by identifying a good supply that I thought I had to replace -- turns out it was the motherboard instead.
  • Pros: Bright easy to read display, accurate PS assessments, aluminum case, connections for several different power connectors, inexpensive. Seems fairly rugged.
  • Cons: None so far, other than some problems with English in the instructions. Luckily it's not difficult to figure out.
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Overall 6
6.0

Essential

Anonymous, Newegg
5 September 2009
  • Summary: If you are looking at getting one of these and you see a lot if these testers that look similar (and all have LCD displays), don't adjust your monitor, they ARE THE SAME. These things are simply re-branded, they will not work every time but they are well worth the price (>$30) if you need to test more than 6 power supplies a year.
  • Pros: -Easy
  • Cons: -I've ran into problems testing some 4 year old power supplies in which the tester would only flicker on for a second before immediately turning off (said PSUs worked fine).
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

william P., Newegg
22 January 2009
  • Summary: nice unit gets the job done well. we will see if it holds up after a month. It should e pretty good. would have given it 5 eggs but the SATA test port is fragile needs to be better. Be carefull not to break it.
  • Pros: nice case,great display,reasonable price, works great so far
  • Cons: SATA test port fragile,be shure to read instructions!!
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Overall 10
10

APEVIA Power Suppy Tester

daniel j., Newegg
22 October 2008
  • Summary: To answer the question about the P.G. Power Good, it is a sidnal to let the Motherboard know that it (the PSU) is operating within the values set for proper operation. Like maybe an over all value. Once you buy one, go online and check out anything you don't understand from the guide that comes with it. It's still like going to school only you are not told to do your home work. After you use it a couple of times it starts to sink in.
  • Pros: Good for builders and it is a cheap investment for anyone who wants to learn more about PSU's and which one's are better. In the other thoughts section remember it's not newegg to watch rather the PSU manufacturer. Good thing newegg does not carry Ultra products because I have a box full of their new and used PSU's that are no good other then taking off the fans......
  • Cons: The manual/guide could have more information in it....
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Overall 10
10

User Review

TIMOTHY K., Newegg
7 March 2008
  • Summary: Very nice tester. Would highly recommend.
  • Pros: Great all around tester. Easy to read and understand display. Gives exact voltages, this is nice! Clear visuals on the case to show where to connect everything.
  • Cons: No problem with the connections IMO. The packaging should be better because the led screen was a little scuffed up.
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Overall 8
8.0

efficient /convenient

Charles C., Newegg
9 June 2007
  • Summary: This little gem is something that will save you alot of labor and time.is accurate enough that you won't be pulling out your DMM.Gotta love this thing despite some minor design flaws.Pretty cool bling factor too!
  • Pros: quality metal construction .Large easy to read LCD reads pretty accurate compared with a cheap DMM.had a couple of older Superflower 450/550 watt psu's that I believed were shot,I thought.I did'nt know they came with adjustable highpots internally woot!with this I have them up and running +12.4-+5.25-+3.4 ready for duty!
  • Cons: as others have posted the sata and floppy connecter's can be easily damaged. extreme care should be taken when attempting to remove after checking voltages
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Power Supply Tester

Anonymous, Newegg
16 May 2007
  • Summary: 1)The tester could be made to only sound off if the power supply is not giving off the correct voltage instead of also sound off if all the power connectors are not connected ie..
  • Pros: 1)Well contructed, made of metal & not cheap plastic 2)LCD is bright 3)Tester is accurate compaired to a volt meter 4)LCD has large letters for easy reading
  • Cons: 1)Floppy and the 4 pin molex connector are difficult to remove when connected. It needs to fit the connectors a little looser so you don't rip the power cords in half attempting to remove them 2)Tester gives beeping sound when all the power connecter are not connected ie.. 20 or 24pin, 8pin and 6pin. Gives you a false sense that the power supply is bad.
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Overall 8
8.0

Must Have For a Tech's Toolbag!

Jason M., Newegg
31 December 2006
  • Summary: I hate digging out my digital multimeter from the bottom of my toolbag, taking it out of its zippered case, and plugging in the 2 leads just to get a few quick voltage readings from a possible faulty PSU. This unit makes PSU tests a snap and is a must have for your toolbag!!!!
  • Pros: Unlike most PSU testers this unit actually tells the specific voltage instead of just telling if one is present. Very heavy duty casing and bright LCD screen.
  • Cons: If you are a tech you will be testing all types of PSUs from the old standard ATX models to the new ATX12V with the extra +12V connector. Although this unit will test old ATX models you will get a low voltage alarm while doing so since the extra +12V wires aren't present. This is kind of annoying!
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