Enermax Platimax 80 Plus
Enermax Platimax Series 80+ Platinum Modular currently has the most complete 80PLUS Platinum lineup, called Platimax, which consists of five units with capacities ranging from 600W to 1200W. Although there are five 80 Plus Platinum compliant Platimax units, there is another one which due to the exclusive use of 220-240VAC input cannot be classified by the 80 Plus organization which evaluates desktop PSUs only at 115VAC. This model sits right at the top of the Platimax series and is able to deliver 1500W of power with over 90% efficiency, according to Enermax. The Platimax 1500 (or EPM1500EGT) currently is one of the strongest and efficient PSUs available on the market today. According to Enermax it can achieve 90-95% efficiency at 20-100% load. Of course its efficiency is higher than the Platinum levels thanks to the 230VAC power input which raises efficiency by 1-1.5% compared to 115VAC.
Briefly, the EPM1500EGT uses the same design features like the MaxRevo and other Platimax units. A specially designed main transformer along with the copper-bridge array that transfers DC voltages to the modular PCB are also present in the big Enermax along with many more state of the art features. The amount of provided connectors is amazing, ten PCIe connectors along with two EPS, fourteen SATA and ten peripheral ones are at your disposal. This unit is a real power house and it will, effortlessly, feed everything with power you throw at it. But we better end the prologue here; it’s high time to introduce you to the beast.
Your Enermax Platimax Series 80+ Platinum Modular power supply is designed for enthusiast and high demand graphic professional that is looking at working with system that requires multiple GPU. However, configuring multi-GPU system requires proper planning to make sure you are not driving all currents through the same cable source that might overload both your motherboard and your power supply. Driving your GPUs on separate 12V rail is a good practice that most tech savvy user already aware of. Do you realize that your motherboard might be pulling too much current from your 24Pin power source and cause system damage?
For those elite user that is looking to put in 2 or more high end, power demanding GPU card, please choose the motherboard that comes with extra 4P Molex/ 4P FDD / 6P PCI-E power socket on board and connect them with your Enermax power supply. This will prevent motherboard overloading and possibly cause damage to your system including your Enermax power supply. Once this occur, it will be treated as improper system configuration and any damage on the power supply as a result of it, will not be covered under Enermax manufacturer¡¦s warranty. Please refer to your motherboard¡¦s user manual to configure your system properly to prevent motherboard overloading damage to your system and your power supply.
Either sleeved or flat type modular cables in the box are all compatible with your newly purchased power supply. Info for DC connector’s rated current:The safety current is 6A per single DC wire. Please be noted that overloading could cause the connector or wire meltdown and could void the warranty.