Product Id: 55.01.460.54
Quick OverviewCooler Master MWE 550 Bronze V2 550W Non-Modular 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply #MPE-5501-ACAAB-IN
|Model||Cooler Master MWE 550 Bronze V2|
|PSU Category||Non Modular|
|Type||ATX 12V V2.52|
|Series||MWE Bronze Series|
|Fan Size||Yes, 120mm|
|Input Frequency Range||50-60Hz|
|Over Voltage Protection||Yes|
|Maximum Power||550 Watt|
|SATA Power Connectors||6|
|ATX Main Connectors||1|
|Efficiency||80 Plus Bronze Certified|
|Others||PFC: Active PFC, FAN BEARING: HDB, FAN SPEED: 1500 RPM, 85% Typically EFFICIENCY, Feature: DC-to-DC Technology, 120mm HDB Fan|
|Dimensions||150 x 86 x 140mm|
80 PLUS BRONZE CERTIFIED POWER SUPPLY
120mm HDB Fan
80 PLUS Bronze Efficiency
Flat, Black Cables
The MWE Bronze offers a simple, reliable way to power your mid-range system safely and efficiently. The 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency rating, DC-to-DC circuit design, discrete cables, silent mode, and 120mm HDB fan offer a power supply unit that's solid in features and performance while remaining simple. This PSU will handle all your core computing needs with none of the hassles or challenges of additional specialty features, software synchronization, or other bells and whistles. Just plug the cables you need into your components and get to work. For a great computing experience, you can’t go wrong with the MWE Bronze.
The efficiency of your power supply unit is important because it directly affects you system’s performance and your power bill. The efficiency rating does not reflect the quality or reliability of a PSU. It only reflects the unit’s ability to move power from the wall to your components. The higher a PSU’s efficiency is, the lower the total amount of power it needs to power your system. The MWE Bronze series has an 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency rating, meaning it has a guaranteed typical efficiency of 85%.
Cooler Master now reports Cybenetics noise and efficiency ratings for current power supply units where applicable.
Power comes in multiple voltage levels. The wall delivers power in one voltage level but your components each need a specific voltage to operate properly. The process of converting raw power from the wall to the multiple voltage levels your parts need requires special components to complete this process quickly, efficiently, and safely. The MWE Bronze’s DC-to-DC + LLC technology was painstakingly crafted to accomplish this goal. The Dual Forward circuit layout has been designed to convert 12V power to 3V and 5V levels with minimal ripple noise, 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency, and reduced risk to your connected hardware.
The many processes required by a power supply unit in order to take power directly from the wall or other fixed power source, convert it to the correct output required by the connected components, and then distribute that power to said components safely can be full of risks. This is why it’s important for a PSU to have the right protections and regulations to ensure this process runs correctly.
The MWE Bronze’s Active Power Factor Correction uses a specialized circuit to correct power factor, leading to reduced total harmonics, corrected AC input voltage, and increased overall efficiency output.
The constant struggle between cooling and noise is as old as the consumer PC industry itself. Keeping your components cool without having to hear about it while you work is still one of the greatest challenges for all fan based cooling technologies. The MWE Bronze tackles this problem with a 120mm HDB fan. The hydro dynamic fan bearing creates less friction, making it great for low RPM operations. This technology keeps the fan running smoothly and efficiently for longer, keeping the noise level down and extending the lifespan of the PSU.
For many PC Builders with aesthetics in mind, cabling can be on of the most troublesome parts of assembling a PC. Cables can be confusing, too short or too long, and they almost never look good. The MWE Bronze uses flat and flexible black cables to help deal with these problems. These cables are more discrete and flexible, making them easier to implement into your system while taking up less space. This is especially useful for smaller cases and preserving airflow.
Model - Cooler Master MWE 550 Bronze V2, Type - ATX 12V V2.52, PSU Category - Non Modular, Series - MWE Bronze Series, Maximum Power - 550 Watt, Input Voltage - 100-240V, Input Frequency Range - 50-60Hz, Input Current - 8-4A, Over Voltage Protection - Yes, Efficiency - 80 Plus Bronze Certified, Fan Size - Yes, 120mm, ATX Main Connectors - 1, EPS Connectors - 1, PCIe Connectors - 2, SATA Power Connectors - 6, 4-Pin Peripheral Connectors - 4, MTBF - >100,000 Hours, Dimension( W/H/D) - 150 x 86 x 140mm, Warranty - 5 Years, Others - PFC: Active PFC, FAN BEARING: HDB, FAN SPEED: 1500 RPM, 85% Typically EFFICIENCY, Feature: DC-to-DC Technology, 120mm HDB Fan, Part No - MPE-5501-ACAAB-IN
Power Supply Units [PSUs] are often overlooked during a PC build despite its crucial part in determining the reliability of the entire system. All your PC components depend on PSU for power. Even if you’re on a tight budget, you don’t want to make any compromises when it comes to the power supply. We’re here to discuss factors you need to consider before purchasing the PSU for your rig.
Factors need to be considered before purchasing a PSU -
There is no point in buying a PSU with way more potential power than you’ll ever use. A PSU calculator web page or software can be handy in finding a rough estimation about the wattage requirement of your build. However, it is not recommended purchasing a PSU just above your system's power needs. A PSU delivers maximum efficiency with 40 to 60 percent load. Besides, the performance of a PSU declines with time. So, you better opt for a PSU capable of taking you through your next few upgrades for multiple years.
You must buy a PSU that fits inside your PC case. Higher-wattage PSUs tend to be a bit longer [compared to typical 5.5 inch PSUs] to house the additional power components they need. This may create issues with cable routing or even with placing other internal components inside the case. So, it is a must to go for a PSU compatible with your PC case.
Different PSUs come with different types of power connectors, including 20/24-pin power, 4-pin ATX12V, 4-pin Molex, floppy, SATA, 6-pin PCI-Express graphics and 8-pin PCI-Express graphics. You must get a power supply with connectors your PC components required. If you don’t find required connectors in a PSU within your budget, check what cable adaptors the PSU includes to extenuate the problem.
If you have limited space in your case, it’s worth paying extra for a modular power supply. A modular PSU let you plug in the power cables you need and leave the extra ones. This facility will help reducing cable clutter that can hinder airflow and heat up the atmosphere inside the case.