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BFG EX-1000

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Posted September 11, 2009 by Jake in Cases & PSU

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Specifications & Package

The features of the BFG EX-1000 are as follows:

ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91
Supports the latest Intel® and AMD® based platforms requiring 24-Pin motherboardand 4-Pin or 8-Pin 12V connectors. With the 20+4-Pin motherboardconnector, it is also backward compatible with previous ATX standards.

Quad +12V Rails
By splitting the +12V source into four separate rails, your components are provided the most stable power available while upholding rigorous safety standards.

PCI Express® Ready
The PCI Expresspower connectors ensure compatibility with many high-end and graphicscards without having to use unreliable, often performance hindering adapters.

SATA Connectors
Serial ATA connectors allow you to connect serial ATA devices without needing special adapters.

BFG Thermal Control Technology
During regular operation, the fan slows down to reduce unnecessary noise.

Protection Circuitry
Built-in protection circuitry is able to handle common power irregularities such as over-voltage, overload, and short circuits.

MTBF
A mean time between failure rating of greater than 100,000 hours guarantees a long lasting and reliable source of power.

High Efficiency
While most computer power supplies pinnacle at 80% efficiency, the BFG EXSeries is typically 80% to 85% efficient, which means more power drawnfrom the outlet is converted to DC power for your computer than many ofthe other units on the market.

The specifications are as follows:

  • AC Input: 100~240V, 50HZ~60Hz
  • DC Output: +3.3V, +5V+, +12V1, +12V2, +12V3, +12V4, -12V, +5VSB
  • Max Output Current: 30A, 30A, 36A, 36A, 36A, 36A, 0.8A, 0.5A, 3.0A
  • +12V Max. Combined Wattage: 984W
  • +3.3V + 5V Max. Combined Wattage: 170W
  • -12V + 5VSB Max. Combined Wattage: 20W
  • Total Power: 1000W
  • Type: ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.91
  • 1000W Continuous Rated at 40C
  • Dimensions: 6.5" x 5.9" x 3.4"
    (D x W x H)

  • PFC: Active
  • Fan: Silent 135mm Intake Fan
  • Efficiency: Up to 87%, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified

Connectors and Lengths:

  • 1 x 24-Pin ATX (19")
  • 1 x 8-Pin > 4-Pin CPU (20" + 6")
  • 3 x 8-Pin > 6+2-pin PCI Express (20" + 6")
  • 6 x 4-pin Molex > Floppy (20" + 6" + 6 + 6")
  • 12 x SATA (20" + 6" + 6")

It is worth mentioning that BFG Tech has taken a different approach in a particular feature with the EX Series. Most power supplies are inefficient at lower loads, making it difficult to plan for future expansion and being frugal about power consumption and your resulting electrical bills. But BFG is touting their Frequency Conversion technology, enabling the EX power supply to emulate virtually any size power supply and therefore be at least 80% efficient, even with loads as low as 10% of the unit’s maximum capability. Clearly BFG is really pushing this feature and it’s great to see, particularly for consumers that want to be as efficient as possible about their energy consumption, even those that may choose to purchase a monster 1000W unit. I suppose every litle bit helps.

The EX-1000 is packaged in a medium-sized black box, complete with a listing of the features and specifications on the outside of box.  The EX-1000 itself and accessories are packaged very well and snug, with no worries about damage.  Included are screws, Velcro zip ties, the modular cables for the unit, and the power cord. The box contains all the necessary features and specification information, including several Velcro tie wraps to improve the cable management in your case.

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BFG EX-1000
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BFG EX-1000
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BFG EX-1000

Let’s take a closer look at the exterior now.

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