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Thermaltake Dr.Power II ATX Power Supply Tester
19 March 2013
Conclusion: In case you don’t believe what I just told you about the Thermaltake Dr.Power II ATX power supply tester, please give a listen to this lovely lady from Thermaltake I have used many testers in the past and most of them are either a green LED for good or a red LED for bad. Which is great for a fast test but if you want to know what the actually voltage being put out by the PSU and you do not have or know how to use an expensive voltage multimeter then the Thermaltake...
Conclusion: This thing really works. It’s quick and super simple to utilize, and while it’s not going to get into the details of power supply capability; it does what it promises and quickly testes the PSU. If you are working as a technician or have to debug multiple power supplies regularly, this is quite a time saver. If you have a questionable power supply or are wondering if that is the root of your problem, it will identify a defect. That being said, it’s price point may...
Thermaltake Dr Power II Power Supply Tester Review
11 February 2012
Excerpt: Thermaltake is a company that has been around for over a decade and has rose to fame by producing high-quality, innovative PC power and cooling products. Well known for their iconic Level 10 chassis and enthusiast power supplies, Thermaltake has been leading the way in terms of cooling product, chassis and PSU design.
Excerpt: Thermaltake's Dr. Power II works as advertised, is relatively accurate and has an easily used and intuitive interface. Two testing modes allow the user to make a quick pass or zero in on a suspect connector or rail. It's compact, lightweight and the large LCD screen is easy to read.
Thermaltake Dr. Power II Power Supply Tester Review
2 January 2012
The Dr. Power II PSU tester is a pretty simple and easy to use device. The unit is well made and doesn’t feel cheap in any way. It’s certainly a huge improvement from the original Dr. Power PSU tester. The tester can be found online for around $40-$50, which is a pretty hefty price for a PSU tester, especially considering most others can be found under $30 without much effort.
Excerpt: It doesn't happen very often but when a power supply fails you often unaware that anything is wrong until it is too late. This can be especially troubling when you are left troubleshooting random lockups or system crashes and can't tell what the problem is. For issues like this it is sometimes best to "chase the power" and make sure your power supply is operating correctly.
Conclusion: In conclusion, the Dr. Power II is a quick way to test for trouble-shooting a problematic build. Although it won’t tell you what the problem is if your PSU is working, it can at least eliminate one potential part of the problem. It’s always a process of elimination when it comes down to it.
Pros: Eliminates or finds the PSU as the problem, Easy to use, Simple shape, easy to store, can’t break it
Summary: We can’t state this enough a power supply tester is a good thing to have around especially if you do a lot of PC repair. And the Thermaltake Dr. Power is one of the better ones available. What makes it one of the better ones? First of all, it reads each of the rails on each connection from the PSU. Not just telling you the rail is bad using colored lights. And many PSU testers are notorious for just telling there is power to the rails whether they are low or high.
Thermaltake Dr. Power II ATX Power Supply Tester Review
2 November 2011
Excerpt: Diagnosing a failing PC can be an extremely frustrating experience. What can seem like a relatively harmless problem – maybe an isolated BSOD or a random reboot – can snowball into countless hours of pulling hardware apart and swapping out components in an effort to isolate the source of the problem. The worst part about this process is that several of the most important components in the system can cause similar problems. Whether the problem is the CPU, RAM,...