Seasonic Platinum 1000 Watt PSU Preview

Cases & PSU/Power Supplies by petervandamned @ 2011-11-28

Famous PSU manufacturer Seasonic released fully modular 860 and 1000 Watt power supply in their Platinum series. both 80PLUS® Platinum Certified. Madshrimps received the 1000w version and will put this PSU, in this review, through its paces, testing it under normal home situations. Seasonic also warrants this PSU for a full 7 years, pretty impressive in my book. In an upcoming review, we will head off to the Cooler Master Lab for a more detailed high end PSU's roundup. So stay tuned as we will do a total of 7 1000W and higher power supply in on tech review. But first let's introduce the Seasonic Platinum 1000Watt...

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Introduction, Specs & Features

About Seasonic:


Seasonic USA was established in 2002 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sea Sonic Electronics Co., Ltd. in Taiwan to develop retail channels and to grow Seasonic as a premier retail brand in the US and Canada. Both marketing and technical support are provided by Seasonic USA.

Sea Sonic Electronics is a cutting edge power conversion technology company with a powerful, experienced engineering research and development team. Sea Sonic has provided timely and professional solutions to meet many of the IT industry's requirements since 1975.

Sea Sonic Electronics successfully entered the telecommunication and networking power conversion market in the year 2000. At the same time, we expanded our manufacturing facility to provide JIT global logistics service in order to meet increased business demand.

Since the incorporation of Sea Sonic Electronics Co., Ltd. in 1975, we have maintained our focus on research and development and the production of quality power conversion products.

For the past decades, supported by cutting edge technology based upon a strong research and development team, Sea Sonic Electronics has provided timely and professional solutions to meet many of the IT industry's requirements.

For the future, we will continue our philosophy of dedication; innovation, professionalism and 4G's (Great Technology, Great Quality, Great Service & Great Price) in order to maintain our goal of continued long-term business partnerships and create "win-win" situations for our customers.




Sea Sonic incorporates to manufacture Electronics Test Equipment.




Sea Sonic enters PC power supply market to support Apple II and IBM PCs.




Headquarters relocates to Shih-Lin, Taipei , Taiwan .




The factory phases in Automated Test Equipment in production methodology, this is the first in switching power supply manufacturing in Taiwan .




Second factory in Tao-Yuan , Taiwan begins operation.




European office opens in The Netherlands.




Dong Guan China I factory begins full operation.




Sea Sonic develops our ATX power supply for the Pentium market.




Dong Guan factory receives ISO9002 certification.




The Dong Guan II factory begins full operation.Taiwan headquarters and Tao-Yuan factory receive ISO9001 certification.




Headquarters relocates to present address at Neihu, Taipei .




Dong Guan factory receives ISO 9001 certification.
The first PSU maker to provide PC and IPC market cost-effective Active PFC (Power Factor Correction) solutions.
Designs and applies S 2 FC (Smart & Silent Fan Control) towards PC and IPC products.




USA office opens in California , USA .
Sea Sonic Electronics Co., Ltd. lists on the Taiwan 's Gre Tai Securities Market (OTC Stock Exchange).




Launched retail products with own brandname and won awards and recommendatioan worldwide.




Dedicated to develop green & silent power supplies with higher efficiency and higher power output.




the USA office was renamed as Sea Sonic Electronics Inc. , a 100% Sea Sonic owned subsidiary, to serve North and South America customers.
The first PSU manufacturer to win the tough 80PLUS efficiency certification.



Dong Guan factory receives ISO14001 certification.
Began to mass production RoHS & WEEE compliant products.

R & D

Over 30 years of history enables our engineers to accumulate broad based experiences, this are our company's strength. As well, our R&D team's history can be considered the longest in our industry in Taiwan . With this advantage, Sea Sonic maintains a competitive edge in the business.

Sea Sonic Electronics cooperates with many industry-leading companies to provide high-perception-value products with state of the art technology. In addition, willing to break through, Sea Sonic has established key partnerships with major component suppliers to implement up-to-date technology and to broaden the application of new components. Therefore, our goals of quality improvement and cost reduction can be achieved.

Quality Assurance

From research and development to production, to marketing, to after sale support and service, quality is the overall basic requirement. Fault free products and customer satisfaction are our ISO 9001 concept.

All Seasonic products are manufactured in our ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 certified factory in DongGuan China with an overall capacity of 1,00,000 units per month. Our products comply with CE, CISPR22 and FCC part 15 class B, AS/NZS 3548 and safety certifications include UL, C-UL, VDE, TUV, D, N, S, FI, CCC, PSE, CB and so on.

ISO 9001 Certification for Taiwan Head Office ? ?ISO 14001 Certification for Dong Guan Factory
& Dong Guan Factory

Factory Information

To support the increasing demand, Sea Sonic's production site has expanded gradually. In 1994, our first China factory joined to contribute production. Soonly , China factory conducts our major production. Our China factory locates at Dongguan City , 2 hours distance from Hong Kong . The total capacity of the factory per month is 850,000 pieces per; according to our business increase, our factory is keeping extending. There are now many more production lines and facilities for our extending business coverage.

Product Specs & Features:

Full Modular Design (DC to DC)

The Platinum Series features a high-tech LLC/full-bridge circuit topology with a unique integrated DC Connector Panel with an embedded Voltage Regulator Module. This design contributes to a near-perfect DC-to-DC conversion that optimizeefficiency by reducing current loss and impedance.

Seasonic Hybrid Silent Fan Control
An industry first, advanced 3 phased (Fanless, Silent and Cooling Mode)thermal control balances between silence and cooling. In addition, a selector switch is provided to allow you to select between the Seasonic S2FC control, without fanless mode or the S3FC fan control, with fanless mode.

80+ Platinum

The Platinum Series, certified in accordance to the 80PLUS highest standards, offers the newest technology and innovation for performance and energy savings with up to 92% efficiency and a true power factor of greater than 0.9PF.

Special Features

1. 80PLUS® Platinum Certified Super High Efficiency
2. 7 Years Warranty
3. DC Connector Panel with Integrated VRM [Voltage Regulator Module]
4. DC to DC Converter Design
5. Active Power Factor Correction [99% PF Typical]
6. Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Electrolytic Capacitors
7. High Reliability 105? Japanese Grade A Capacitors
8. High Current Gold Plated Terminals
9. Tight Voltage Regulation [±2%]
10. High +12V Output
11. Dual Sided PCB Layout
12. Seasonic Patented Hybrid Silent Fan Control
13. Sanyo Denki San Ace Silent Fan
14. Ultra Ventilation [Honeycomb Structure]
15. Full Modular Cabling Design
16. Multi-GPU Technologies Supported
17. All-in-One DC Cabling Design
18. Easy Swap Connector
19. Universal AC Input [Full Range]

Product Information

1. Dimension: W190 x L150 x H86 mm

2. AC input & DC output voltages (Full Rang: 100-240V (Max 90-264V), 13-6.5A, 50/60Hz)

Model: Platinum-860/1000 (SS-860XP & SS-1000XP Active PFC F3)

3. Wire Configuration

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