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Is the SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply lying?

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PotentialPit95

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In another thread I read that some seasonic psu's said they had multiple rails but only had 1, is it true for this one because its a really good deal and perfect with flat cables.
 
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PotentialPit95

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its a fire hazard the multipple rails protect it from melting

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i was just wondering how big a chance of it melting is under load.
 

ATMINSIDE

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Basically no chance because SeaSonic actually knows how to build a PSU with proper over current and over voltage protection.
 

seasonic rep

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In another thread I read that some seasonic psu's said they had multiple rails but only had 1, is it true for this one because its a really good deal and perfect with flat cables.

Hello,

Thank you for your message.
The S12II-520, as you can see on our website (specification tab), got 2 rails +12V. The PSU got all the protection to avoid any problem.
If you have any other question, you can contact us anytime.

Thank you.
Best Regards,
 

MNMadman

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Dec 13, 2015
Fire hazard? lol Maybe with the lowest-quality power supplies plugged into the worst power lines.

Multiple +12v rails was a thing for a short while. The vast majority of PSUs are back to a single rail and have been for years. They use the +12v rail with DC-to-DC conversion for the +3.3v and +5v rails.

There is no more fire hazard with these than with a radio or television or lamp or phone charger.