The XPG Pylon 550W achieves decent efficiency for the factors of the class, regardless of having a fan pace profile that isn’t competitive. That stated, its reasonable noise output might be quieter with some adjustments within the design. For the internals, XPG used high quality portions for higher reliability along side an FDB fan, which is generally arduous to search out on this value vary. Designed to compete with thefor the ones on the cheap, the XPG Pylon 550W is in the similar marketplace phase because the Cooler Grasp MWE Bronze 550 and the Corsair CX550F RGB.
Now we have already reviewed the equivalent, upper wattage, which carried out slightly smartly in our checks. This evaluate will take an in depth take a look at the decrease capability Pylon style with 550W max energy. All Pylon devices have 80 PLUS Bronze and Cybenetics Silver potency rankings and use a platform presented by means of Channel Smartly Era (CWT). There are not any modular cables as a way to stay the manufacturing value low.
The Pylon 550 has compact dimensions, with best 140mm intensity. In a singular however favored twist, XPG selected to equip it with a fluid dynamic bearing from Hong Hua, which is uncommon for this value class. FDB fanatics be offering top reliability and feature low output noise, however they’re costlier than rifle and sleeve bearing fanatics, so maximum manufacturers steer clear of them of their lower-end traces.
However with this better-than-usual fan and its dependable CWT platform, XPG’s hopefully providing a 3 12 months guaranty. Thermaltake gives five-years in its Good BM2 line, which makes use of the similar CWT platform however does not have the section upgrades of the Pylon 550.
Normal Specs of XPG Pylon 550W
Max. DC Output
80 PLUS Bronze, Cybenetics Bronze (82-85%)
Cybenetics Usual++ (30-35 dB[A])
Intel C6/C7 Energy State Make stronger
Working Temperature (Steady Complete Load)
0 – 40°C
Over Voltage Coverage
Underneath Voltage Coverage
Over Energy Coverage
Over Present (+12V) Coverage
Over Temperature Coverage
Quick Circuit Coverage
Inrush Present Coverage
Fan Failure Coverage
No Load Operation
120mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan (HA1225H12F-Z)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
150 x 85 x 140mm
1.76 kg (3.88 lb)
ATX12V v2.52, EPS 2.92
Energy Specs of XPG Pylon 550W
|Overall Max. Energy (W)||550|
Cables & Connectors on XPG Pylon 550W
|Description||Cable Rely||Connector Rely (Overall)||Gauge||In Cable Caps|
|ATX connector 20+4 pin (660mm)||1||1||18-22AWG||No|
|4+4 pinEPS12V (670mm)||1||1||18AWG||No|
|6+2 pin PCIe (560mm+150mm)||1||2||18AWG||No|
|SATA (560mm+150mm+150mm) / 4-pin Molex (+150mm)||1||3 / 1||18AWG||No|
|SATA (560mm+150mm) / 4-pin Molex (+150mm) / FDD (+150mm)||1||2 / 1 / 1||18-20AWG||No|
|AC Energy Twine (1420mm) – C13 coupler||1||1||18AWG||–|
The XPG Pylon 550W has one EPS connector and two PCIe connectors, which is greater than sufficient for a 550W Bronze energy provide. The two peripheral cables area each SATA and 4-pin Molex connectors, and one of them additionally has a floppy connector, which might be changed with a 4-pin Molex.
Part Research of XPG Pylon 550W
|PCB Kind||Unmarried Sided|
|Number one Facet||–|
|Temporary Filter out||4x Y caps, 2x X caps, 2x CM chokes, 1x MOV, 1x CAP200DG (Discharge IC)|
|Inrush Coverage||NTC Thermistor SCK – 2R58 (2.5 Ohm)|
1x GBU1006 (600V, 10A @ 100°C)
2x Nice Energy GP18S50G (500V, 18A, Rds(on): 0.19Ohm)
|APFC Spice up Diode|
1x STMicroelectronics STTH8S06D (600V, 8A)
1x Nichicon (400V, 390uF, 2,000h @ 105°C, GG)
2x Silan Microelectronics SVF20N50F (500V, 12.6A @ 100°C, Rds(on): 0.27Ohm)
|PFC/PWM Combo Controller||Champion CM6800TX & Champion CM03X|
Number one facet: APFC, Double Ahead
|+12V||4x PFC PFR20L60CT SBR (60V, 20A)|
|5V & 3.3V||4x Sync Energy SPN3006 (30V, 57A @ 100°C, Rds(on): 5.5mOhm)|
PWM Controller: ANPEC APW7159C
Electrolytic: 3x Elite (2-5,000h @ 105°C, ED), 5x Elite (2-5,000h @ 105°C, EK), 4x Elite (4-10,000h @ 105°C, EY), 2x Elite (3-6,000h @ 105°C, EV), 1x Elite (3-6,000h @ 105°C, EG), 2x Elite (2,000h @ 105°C, PF)
|Manager IC||IN1S429I – DCG|
|Fan Type||Hong Hua HA1225H12F-Z (120mm, 12V, 0.58A, Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan)|
|Standby PWM Controller||Energy Integrations TNY287PG|
This XPG Pylon 550W makes use of the brand new CWT CSB-A platform, which spans from 450 to 750W, even if XPG’s aimed to incorporate a number of changes in this platform to extend efficiency and reliability. But even so the PSU’s Elite caps, which can be the most productive selection to Eastern caps, there could also be a high quality FDB fan by means of Hong Hua. That is a horny uncommon in finding in a Bronze PSU.
The entire Pylon 550W’s heatsinks are small, and a couple of DC-DC converters control the minor rails. The 12V rail is passively rectified, despite the fact that, so potency does take a success. Alternatively, ripple is decrease as a result of SBRs aren’t as noisy as FETs.
Temporary filter out
But even so the desired portions, the brief filter out additionally features a discharge IC to offer a small potency spice up.
And as you’ll be able to see in our footage, the only bridge rectifier is bolted onto a devoted warmth sink.
The APFC converter makes use of two Nice Energy FETs and an STMicroelectronics spice up diode. The majority cap is by means of Nichicon.
The mix PFC/PWM controller is the Champion CM6800TX, an IC broadly utilized in energy provide a number of years in the past. A CMO3X helps it for decreased vampire energy ranges.
Major FETs and number one transformer
The principle FETs are twoby means of Silan Microelectronics, organized right into a double ahead topology.
12V FETs and VRMs
For PFC,SBRs control the 12V rail, whilst the minor rails deal with four Sync Energy FETs.
The filtering caps in our pattern are by means of Elite and feature robust specifications. We additionally discovered two APAQ polymer caps.
The standby PWM controller is a Energy Integrations.
The manager IC, an IN1S429I – DCG, is put in at the top-side of the PCB.
Soldering high quality
Soldering high quality is respectable, despite the fact that no longer outstanding.
The cooling fan with style quantity HA1225H12F-Z is equipped by means of Hong Hua and makes use of a fluid dynamic bearing, so but even so a longevity, it’ll additionally stay noise output low, at low and mid-speeds.