Reaching 1500W DC output (1600W peak), the Strider ST1500 is effectively at the limit of what an internal PC power supply can achieve in terms of wattage rating. For SilverStone, getting to this maximum power was only part of the goal for a consumer-level power supply so every desirable feature known were added to create a dream product. The list starts with unprecedented eight +12V rails with each capable of up to 25A and continues with features such as 100% modular cables, 80 PLUS Silver worthy efficiency ratings, and quietness level that matches most 500W PSUs. If there is one upgrade that will likely outlast a PC enthusiast’s interest in computing, the ST1500 may just be it.
1500W continuous and 1600W peak power
100% modular cables with cable bag
Efficiency 85%~88% at 20%~100% loading with 80 PLUS Silver certification
Class-leading eight +12V rails with 110A (Peak up to 120A)
1500W continuous power output with 40°C operating temperature
Strict ±3% voltage regulation
Silent running 135mm fan with 19dBA minimum
Japanese main capacitors
Four PCI-E 8pin, eight PCI-E 6pin, and twelve SATA connectors support
Q. My computer will trip the circuit breaker in my house, how do I prevent this?
A: If your computer is tripping the circuit breaker that means it is drawing too much power from one outlet. Please do the following：
Please make sure the computer is plugged directly into the wall outlet and do not use extension socket or other multiple outlet extension cords with the computer.
If the use of extension socket is necessary, avoid combined usage with other higher powered household appliances such as TV, audio amplifier, etc…
Contact your local electrician for information on how you can upgrade your house to accommodate higher electrical draw.
Q. ST1500 will turn on without any problems on a cold boot, but during warm boots (powering the system on again shortly after turning it off), it will trip the circuit breaker.
A: The power supply has a thermistor inside designed to limit inrush current. After the power supply starts up successfully, the thermistor will automatically lower its resistance to improve working efficiency. The amount of resistance is closely related to internal power supply temperature so once the power supply heats up, the resistance will decrease dramatically.
When the power supply is turned off, the thermistor will still detect high temperature and therefore provide less resistance to inrush current compared to cold boot. Since ST1500 has very higher capacity, its inrush current difference between cold and hot boot is much greater than most power supplies.
The only solution to this limitation is to consult a local electrician and install a new breaker with higher and suitable inrush current tolerance for the ST1500.