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Voltage Stability

The dedicated voltage regulation brings the predictable effect: the +12V and +3.3V voltages stay within a 3% deflection. The +5V deflects more than 3% but only at extreme loads.

You can note that the diagram begins at zero on both axes: the PSU is indeed stable at zero load.

Output Voltage Ripple

This diagram resembles the one of the Antec Signature: there is considerable high-frequency pulsation with occasional tall spikes. There are no serious problems here, though.

Fan Speed Control

The PSU uses a 135x135x25mm Globe Fan RL45 fan. It is an ordinary 3-pin fan, unlike the 4-pin fans of Enermax’s MODU82+ and PRO82+. The PSU has a tachometer output you can connect to the mainboard and control the fan speed from BIOS or with Windows-based tools.

The fan speed is constant at about 700rpm until a load of 550W when it begins to grow up linearly. However, even at the highest load the speed is only 1120rpm, making the Revolution 85+ a very quiet power supply.

Besides, the manufacturer claims the design of the PSU case with the rolled-in edging of the fan hole reduces the noise by 1-2dB more. I could not check this out as I didn’t have a sufficiently accurate noise-measuring tool.

When the PSU is turned off, the fan keeps on running at a low speed for 45 seconds.

 
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