Power Supplies

Thermaltake Dr Power III AXT Power Supply Tester Review

In the eTeknix office, we’re very fortunate to have an extremely advanced power supply load tester, but it has three main problems. Firstly, it weighs 150KG, secondly, it stands about 3 feet tall, and lastly, it costs around $8000 to have custom-made. Any of those factors is enough to make it pretty impractical for your average PC enthusiast or overclocker to own one. However, Thermaltake has a rather elegant, simple and surprisingly affordable solution, and while it’s nowhere near as advanced as our tester, the Dr.Power III offers a simple and effective way to test your PSU output voltages.

Admittedly, the market for such a device is pretty small, but if you have a lot of computer hardware, and regularly find yourself trying to identify issues while performing repairs, or ensuring the reliability of your hardware, especially on high-end systems or for overclocking, being able to ensure your PSU is delivering the exact voltages you need can be tricky. While some can do it with a volt meter, that’s not always as easily done either. With support for up to ATX12V v3.1 PSUs, you can simply plug in all the PSU cables to the Dr.Power III, hit the test button and get your answers very quickly indeed.

Available Connectors

  • 12+4pin connector.
  • 24pin connector.
  • Peripheral connector.
  • PCI-E 6-pin/8-pin connector.
  • SATA connector.
  • CPU 4-pin/8-pin connector.

What Thermaltake Had to Say

Dr. Power III PSU Tester has been meticulously crafted to accommodate all contemporary ATX power supplies, up to ATX12V v3.1. Its inclusive design incorporates the PCIe 12+4pin connector and adeptly detects SENSE0/SENSE1 sideband signals. The LCD display enhances the experience, allowing users to effortlessly read and interpret the test results with clarity and ease.

Real-Time Voltage LCD Display

The real-time LCD monitoring displays the output voltage for +12V, +5V, +3.3V, and +5Vsb. This instant feedback facilitates immediate assessment of power supply performance, enabling users to make informed decisions regarding their system’s power delivery.

Precision in PCIe 12+4pin Connector Detection

The device meticulously detects the SENSE0/SENSE1 sideband signals of the latest PCIe 12+4pin connector, distinguishing power levels of 150W, 300W, 450W, and 600W, ensuring compatibility with a range of PCIe Gen 5.1 graphics cards and components.

Flexible Testing Modes

Users can choose the approach that best suits their preferences with both manual and automatic testing modes, enabling them to quickly diagnose the power supply output status.

Built-In Diagnostic System for Proactive Maintenance

Dr. Power III incorporates a robust built-in diagnostic system that identifies issues such as low-voltage, high-voltage, no voltage, and PG alarm systems. If no fault occurs during the test, the LCD backlight will remain white. Once any fault occurs, the LCD backlight will turn red and make a “beep” sound. This proactive approach to diagnostics ensures that users are alerted to potential problems.

For more information, you can check of the official product page here.

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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