Last year at Computex we did a round-up of some really crazy 3000W power supplies. These were essentially two PSUs in a single chassis, but the idea was to power multiple mining graphics cards. The quality of the units was questionable, and they didn’t adhere to any 80 PLUS specification. This year, we have a true high powered unit on show, however SuperFlower will not sell it to you.

The 2500W design is based on the company’s 2000W model, which is at retail, but with better binned components in order to keep the same rating efficiency. It’s large, and comes with a wide array of connectors. In order to achieve 2500W, the company is pushing 200+ amps through the main rail. Due to the power requirements, and the efficiency, this unit is only fit to work on 230V mains supply.

So why show it at all, if it’s not going to be on sale? The company representative told me that they wanted a unit that was the best of the best, to show off at events, but also the unit would be given to overclockers at a number of OEMs in order to help them try and break world records. In essence, they are giving these units away for free.

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  • khanikun - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - link

    Maybe they could make it have two 120v plugs, that you could connect up to different sockets. I have no idea about electrical circuitry in the house, so not sure if that would work. Reply
  • qlum - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - link

    On thw box I see no mention of 120v support so probably not. Besides tjat a setup like that is asking for user error. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - link

    240v is on the PSU label and the plug shape is physically different. You'd have to try really hard to mess that one up. Reply
  • nils_ - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - link

    That will usually not work since multiple sockets are usually on the same circuit (say one per room for example). Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - link

    That'd be seriously unsafe. You'd have people trying to put both plugs into the same branch circuit and tripping the breaker under load just as if they used a single cord. Reply
  • azazel1024 - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - link

    It wouldn't trip the break if the PSU is designed properly. It mentioned 230v only. So you'd have to plug in to outlets on separate phases (US and other countries using split phase). If you plugged in to the same phase, you'd only be getting 120v still.

    Or run a 240v outlet. It is possible to do 15A 240v. I know there is a standard out there for it, though I've never seen one in person (smallest I've seen 240v is 30amp. 20 and 15A 240v in the US is almost always hardwired equipment like well pumps, motors, A/C compressors, air handlers, etc.).
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  • qlum - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - link

    I keep forgetting the 120v low current output is US homes is a thing and a real issue for high powered devices Reply
  • meacupla - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - link

    The NA power system is 120VAC, but it's three-phase, three-wire, so it in fact can do 120VAC and 240VAC.

    The catch is that due to the phases being 120degrees apart (out of 360 degrees) from each other, they never hit 240V and only hit more like 200~220V.
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  • Death666Angel - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - link

    Well, I guess not many sockets are wired that way, though? In Germany (and Bosnia) we have many homes wired with 3 phase 230V (~400V) for high powered items like stoves and heaters. But that is just a few special sockets in a home. Normal Schukos are still just 230V. Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - link

    3 phase almost never comes into residential property in the US (exceptions are for serious wood/metal working hobbyists who have really high ends tools). Instead what we have is 230V single phase; which other than for a handful of major appliances is split in half into two 115V parts. Reply

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