Cybenetics - Pichau informatica Collaboration
As a continuity of our successful collaboration with TecLab Brazil, we welcome a new union between Cybenetics and Pichau informatica!Pichau, is one of the biggest online stores in Latin America that has embraced Cybenetics' rating methods. A dedicated webpage is launched on their online website which includes all PSU's tested by Cybenetics! Another successful page written to Cybenetics and Teclab - teclab.net.br collaboration book!
Cybenetics Press Release 3 May 2017
PUSHING THE PSU EFFICIENCY BOUNDARIES FURTHER!
Cybenetics was formed with one purpose in mind; to introduce new efficiency and noise certification standards for personal computer power supply units (PSUs). As compared to the currently available programs, the volunteered certification program offered by Cybenetics aims to add greater accuracy to efficiency testing and at the same time to provide an authentic verification of the PSU’s operational noise level.
Beyond efficiency and noise certifications, Cybenetics also offers PSU Beta testing and evaluation reports which can lead to significant time and money savings in the process of increasing the quality and the performance of the tested products.
The Cybenetics test procedure has been developed through many years of PSU evaluation experience. The methodologies in place, have been forged after numerous hours of testing and experimentation to obtain accuracy and reliability. Cybenetics’ highly experienced personnel uses exclusively top-notch, state of the art equipment for its certifications. For further information, please visit the Cybenetics homepage.
Cybenetics introduces a new efficiency rating called ETA, after the Greek letter “Η”, which is based on a highly sophisticated methodology that takes into account many different factors.
Contrary to the currently available efficiency rating programs that test only three or four different load points; the ETA program incorporates load combinations using a unique, custom-made application to account for the efficiency results of thousands of different load combinations through a unique proprietary application. This process allows Cybenetics to use a single value rating to represent the PSU’s true overall efficiency. Moreover, and very importantly, Power Factor, Vampire Power and the +5VSB rail’s efficiency are also taken into consideration in the final rating, whereas these measurements are not even considered in other efficiency certification tests. Finally, all tested PSUs must be compliant with the ErP Lot 6 2010/2013 and ErP lot 3 2014 directives and also meet all requirements mentioned in the (EU) No 617/2013 regulation:
(a) 85% efficiency at 50% of rated output power;
(b) 82% efficiency at 20% and 100% of rated output power;
(c) Power Factor >= 0.9 at 100% of rated output power.
Cybenetics also provides a noise certification, named LAMBDA. Utilizing an advanced methodology and a highly sophisticated controlling/monitoring program, the power supply’s noise readings are recorded throughout its entire operational range. Those readings are subsequently converted to sound pressure levels (SPL), averaged, and converted back to dB(A) again. As of this time, to the best of our knowledge, there is no such noise certification program available for IT products and our purpose in the future, is to expand this program to other hardware parts, as well.
The ETA certification comprises of five levels (A+, A, B, C, and D), while LAMBDA consists of seven levels (A++, A+, A, B, C, D, and E). Each manufacturer or brand can choose to either use the corresponding certification badges depicting the level alone, or a more comprehensive badge that includes the actual overall efficiency or noise rating. In addition, each badge will be tied to the specific product through a short-URL and a QR code, which will be printed on the badge. This will allow users to easily find a PSU’s evaluation report certified by Cybenetics.
Since we want to offer the most detailed possible evaluation reports in addition to the normal test results, we will also include a number of other test results (e.g. efficiency and load regulation at 10%-110% load; ripple performance; hold-up time; etc.), which will provide useful information not only to everyday users but also to experts and PSU reviewers who do not have the proper equipment and software to apply our methodology.
For both certification programs, we primarily use 115 VAC; however, the ETA program will include a number of tests using 230 VAC to check compliance with various EU regulations.
You can find more information about Cybenetics, the ETA and LAMBDA certification programs, at www.cybenetics.com. Within a three month period close to 40 PSU models from various brands have been certified. You will find their evaluation reports in the Cybenetics’ database, which also includes a graphic charts option (per manufacturer).
We welcome our new alliance with TecLab- Brazil Proffesional Overclocking & Hardware and Kabum; one of the most important online stores in Latin America!
One of the biggest online stores in Brazil, Kabum has acknowledged and adopted Cybenetics' testing methods. Thus, certifications ETA and LAMBDA, can be accessed through a dedicated webpage in Kabum's official website.
TecLab is an internationally recognised Brazilian laboratory and our great partner!
Seasonic Embraces New Cybenetics Ratings
Seasonic's PR about Cybenetics (posted on March 15 2017)In the wake of many years of getting comfortable with 80 plus efficiency ratings of PC power supplies, in the past year a new company has emerged with the aim to take the testing of power supplies to the next level. Cybenetics has devised a revolutionary testing system where power supplies are examined under even more stringent circumstances than previously. This rating system renders all power supplies easily comparable and it also has added a crucial element to the process – the testing of the sound output of the power supplies.
Seasonic was glad to jump on board to assess the performance of their PRIME units to see how they fare against the new Cybenetics test parameters. Seasonic was even happier to receive back the first test results of its flagship units, which without exception have demonstrated that they have passed the highest level of certifications with flying colors.
Seasonic Prime 650 W
The first PSU has been certified!The first PSU that Cybenetics certified is a Seasonic Prime 650 W (SSR-650TD), which achieved an A (92.269%) ETA rating and an A++ (18.46 dB[A]) LAMBDA rating.
Update (4/7/2017): We conducted again the noise measurements using our new hemi-anechoic chamber and the output noise was even lower, at 15.93 dB(A) overall. Nonetheless, the unit retains its LAMBDA rating since there isn't a higher one (for now at least).
On 12/20/2016 our webpage went live!
After over a month's work, from a team of several people, our web page has finally went live! We tried to include as much information as possible, without however overloading it with useless or redundant information. The most interesting piece for the majority of you will most likely be the certifications database, which for the moment doesn't include many entries. Nonetheless, as time passes by more and more entries will be included and we hope that in a short period of time we will evaluate and certify a great number of PSU products.