[section_title title=Introduction]Introduction

There are only a handful of companies who produce peripherals, power supplies, cases, lifestyle products and coolers, but how many do all of them to a high quality?  Thermaltake certainly fit the bill in this regard and have remained one of the big hitters since their formation in 1999.  Now if you aren’t sure what or who I am talking about, Thermaltake have been constantly progressing their business to include brands such as LUXA2 who focus mainly on lifestyle products, speakers and mobile products.  In addition to this, their latest foray Tt eSports have been one of the leading eSports brands over the past couple of years with the large emergence of online multiplayer competitive games such as League of Legends, DOTA2 and even Counterstrike: Global Offensive.

So as you have probably guessed already, I will be taking a look at a product from Thermaltake but which one?  A good question but one easily answered.  On the test bench today is the Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 850watt power supply which comes with a gold efficiency rating, a 7 year warranty and a unique gold and black aesthetic.  Has that tickled your fancy yet?  It’s time to take a look at the specifications and see what this hot tamale is packing…


Short P/N TPG-0850D-G
Model TPG-850DH3FCG
Type Intel ATX 12V 2.31 & SSI EPS 12V 2.92 
Max. Output Capacity 850W
Peak Output Capacity 1020W
Color Black
Dimension W / H / D 150mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 180mm(L)
PFC Power Factor Correction Active PFC
Power Good Signal 100-500 msec
Hold Up Time > 16ms at 70% load
Input current 10A
Input Frequency Range 47Hz – 63Hz 
Input Voltage 100V – 240V 
Operating Temperature 0 to +50
Operating Humidity 20% to 90%,non-condensing 
Storage Temperature -20 to +70
Storage Humidity 5% to 95%, non-condensing
Cooling System 14cm dual ball bearing Fan: 1500R.P.M. ± 10% 
Efficiency MEET 80 Plus GOLD at 115Vac input.
MTBF 120,000 hrs minimum
Safety Approval CE, TUV, FCC, UL/CUL, BSMI
PCI-E Connector PCI-E 6+2pin X 6


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