This past March I took a look at the new Dark Power 13 from Be Quiet!, their first ATX 3.0 power supply. I have been planning on upgrading the power supply on our test bench to a new high-power PSU that is ATX 3.0 with the new 12VHPWR connection. The Dark Power 13 850W fit that bill but was a little low in power for the test bench. But Be Quiet! now has their Dark Power Pro 13 models which sit above the standard Dark Power 13 models with their 1300-watt and 1600-watt capacities. At those wattages, I don’t see us ever lacking power, and being from Be Quiet noise and quality shouldn’t be an issue. But before it gets put into use, let’s check it out and see what the Dark Power Pro 1600 Watt is all about.

Product Name: Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 13 1600 Watt

Review Sample Provided by: Be Quiet!

Written by: Wes Compton

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Specifications

Continuous power (W) (Model Tested)

1600

Peak power (W) (Model Tested)

1700

Capacities Available

1600W

1300W

Form factor

Version 3.0

Form factor EPS 12V

Version 2.92

Dimensions without cable (L x W x H), (mm)

200 x 150 x 86

Weight (kg)

2.44

Color

Black

Topology

Full bridge + LLC + SR + DC/DC

Digitally controlled

Yes

Voltage (Vac)

100 - 240

Frequency (Hz)

50 - 60

Input current (A)

17 / 9

Power factor at 100% load

>0.99

Modern standby

Yes

Power consumption in standby (W)

<0.06

Average life time (h / 25°C)

>100,000

Operating temperature up to (°C)

50

Efficiency

80 PLUS certification

Titanium

Efficiency (%) at 230V, 2% load

73.7

Efficiency (%) at 230V, 10% load

92.6

Efficiency (%) at 230V, 20% load

94.2

Efficiency (%) at 230V, 50% load

94.5

Efficiency (%) at 230V, 100% load

92.2

Output

Multi-rail operation (12V rails)

6

12V single-rail operation

Yes

Overclocking key

Yes

+3.3V (A)

25

+5V (A)

25

+12V1 (A)

40

+12V2 (A)

40

+12V3 (A)

45

+12V4 (A)

45

+12V5 (A)

55

+12V6 (A)

55

-12V (A)

0.5

+5Vsb (A)

3.5

Max. combined power 12V (W)

1600

Max. combined power 12VHPWR (W)

1000

Max. combined power 3.3V + 5V (W)

150

Hold-up time at 100% load (ms)

18

Power good signal (ms)

100 - 150

Fan and cooling technology

Fan

Silent Wings

Fan size (mm)

135

Bearing technology

FDB

Motor technology

6-pole fan motor

Max. fan speed (rpm)

2600

dB(A) at 10% load

9.5

dB(A) at 20% load

9.6

dB(A) at 50% load

9.8

dB(A) at 100% load

31.1

Cables and connectors

Modular cables

Yes

Sleeved cables

Yes

Flat Cables

No

Cable Length

Maximum cable length (cm)        105

Cable length to motherboard (cm)            60

Connections

No. of cables      16

ATX-Motherboard (20+4-pin)      1

P4+4 (CPU)         1

P8 (CPU)              1

P4 (CPU)              -

12VHPWR cables              2

PCI-e 6+2-pin (GPU)        6

PCI-e 6-pin (GPU)             -

SATA      16

PATA      5

FDD (Floppy)      -

Protection

OTP (over temperature protection)          

OCP (over current protection)    

OPP (over power protection)      

SCP (short circuit protection)      

OVP (over Voltage protection)   

UVP (under Voltage protection)

SIP (Surge & Inrush Protection) 

Safety certification

BSMI    

CB          

CCC       

CE          

cRUus   -

cTUVus

CU         

FCC       

RCM     

TÜV      

UKCA    

Environmental directives

Energy Star         8.0

ErP        

WEEE    

RoHS    

Triman 

Scope of delivery

Thumb screws

Screws

Cable ties

Velcro cable tie

User manual languages  CN, DE, EN, ES, FR, JP, PL, RU, TW, KR

OCK slot bracket with switch / OCK jumper

Service

Warranty (Years)

10

Express replacement service in first year

DE, FR

International hotline / free of charge

/ DE, FR

 

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