Question Can my surge protector handle my new 1600 Watts Titanium Power Supply at full load?

SeriousGaming101

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Hello all,

I recently bought a new EVGA 1600Watts T2 Titanium Power Supply:
https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=220-T2-1600-X1

I am currently using this premium CyperPower surge protector to power all my PC parts:

Can someone please compare the power specs for both these products and tell me that; if I operate my 1600 watts PSU at full/near full load, my surge protector wont break and catch fire?
Some things that concern me the most is that the PSU says "24A" max output and the surge protector says "15 Amp Circuit Breaker"...
 
A power supply only uses as much power as it needs.

Are you using 1600W? Are you running a cryptocurrency mining rig with six graphics cards?

Where does the PSU say "24A max output"? "Output" means DC. Not AC. Are you looking at the +3.3V and +5V outputs? That's only 120W.

15A on the power strip would be AC. Not DC.
 

SeriousGaming101

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A power supply only uses as much power as it needs.

Are you using 1600W? Are you running a cryptocurrency mining rig with six graphics cards?

Where does the PSU say "24A max output"? "Output" means DC. Not AC. Are you looking at the +3.3V and +5V outputs? That's only 120W.

15A on the power strip would be AC. Not DC.
I have no idea what all that means. Just tell me if these two are safe to use together if I am mining with 4 GPUs and using around 1500 watts.
 

kanewolf

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I have no idea what all that means. Just tell me if these two are safe to use together if I am mining with 4 GPUs and using around 1500 watts.
Since that is US voltage powerstrip, 120VAC at 15A -- maximum of 1800W. For continuous use, the recommended limit is 80% or 1440W.
There are no teardown articles to help you know what is inside that power strip. You are pushing beyond the 80% limit and you don't know if the internal components will overheat with the entire load of the power strip on a single plug. I wouldn't do it.
Here is an article talking about the 80% rating -- https://blog.se.com/datacenter/power-and-cooling/2014/06/12/clearing-confusion-80-vs-100-rated-circuit-breakers/
 

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