- Aug 29, 2004
Not at all. A properly designed PSU will not have a catastrophic failure under those conditions. This has been standard procedure for PSU testing pretty much since anyone started to take PSU testing seriously. It's only a problem when there is a critical fault with the unit itself, whether a design flaw or a faulty part in the unit.
A power supply with protections in place should basically never fail the way these units did.
OPP testing has no standard procedure for testing or spec definition so it has not been standard procedure for PSU testing pretty much since anyone started to take PSU testing seriously.
Since there is no specification definition there is no way to apply a fair test of units across the board since each design and implementation can/is different.