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HCP-1200POWER SUPPLY

USERSMANUAL

USERSMANUAL

HIGHCURRENTPROSERIES

HCP-1200POWER SUPPLY

ELITEPOWERMEETSUNRIVALEDPERFORMANCE

Antec’s HCP-1200unifies raw power with advanced PSU engineering to meet the demands of high performing PCs. Afull-featured,80 PLUS®Gold-certifiedunit,HCP-1200is capable of outputting 99 percent of its rated power on its eight +12V rails, which contain high maximum loads to ensure graphics card compatibility. Exclusive to the High Current series,HCP-1200boasts High Currentheavy-gauge16 AWG wiring that reduces conducted resistance, increasing efficiency and improving power delivery. In addition, acool-runningdualdouble-layerPCB and onboardDC-to-DCconverters provide substantial voltage stability.

STANDARDS ANDFEATURES

The connectors and power specifications of the HCP-1200PSU are all compatible with ATX12V v2.3 and EPS12V v2.92 specifications. TheHCP-1200features Universal Input, which automatically senses when you connect the power supply to any AC power source between 100 - 240V without setting a voltage switch. This power supply also features Active Power Factor Correction (PFC), which improves the power factor value of the power supply by altering the input current wave shape, helping to power transmission across the grid.

SYSTEMPROTECTION

A variety of industrial-gradesafety circuitry will help protect your computer: Over Current Protection (OCP), Over Voltage Protection (OVP), Short Circuit Protection (SCP), Over Power Protection (OPP) and Over Temperature Protection (OTP). Sometimes the PSU will “latch” into a protected state. You will need to power off the PSU and clear the fault before it will function again. There are nouser-replaceablefuses in yourHCP-1200.

SPECIALQUIETCOMPUTING™ PULSEWIDTHMODULATION(PWM) FAN

A PWM fan can spin much more slowly and be quieter than a voltage-controlledfan. The PSU uses a PWM fan that can spin as slow as 400 RPM or as fast as 4000 RPM, depending on load and ambient temperature. The PSU will vary the fan speed depending on the load of your computer and should be nearly inaudible when your computer is idling. The location of the PSU fan also helps to reduce the sound emitted by your computer.

80 PLUS® CERTIFICATION

80 PLUS® certification is the most widely recognized independent standard in power supply efficiency. An 80 PLUS® certified power supply uses less energy and generates less heat to stay cooler, run quieter and last longer. The HCP-1200has been 80 PLUS® Gold certified to be at least 87% efficient at a wide range of operating loads; this will lower your operating costs and help protect the environment.

NVIDIA™ SLI™-READY CERTIFIED

Antec’s HCP-1200is NVIDIA™SLI™-Readyand ATI CrossFireX™ certified for use with multiplehigh-endgraphics cards for superior parallel graphics processing.

POWEROUTPUT

The HCP-1200power supply distributes power on separate rails. To see the output capacity and regulation for each different voltage, see Table 1.

TABLE1

Output Voltage

Load Max.

Regulation

Ripple & Noise

 

 

 

 

+3.3V

25A

±3%

< 50 mV

 

 

 

 

+5V

25A

±3%

< 50 mV

 

 

 

 

+12V1

30A

±3%

< 120 mV

 

 

 

 

+12V2

30A

±3%

< 120 mV

 

 

 

 

+12V3

30A

±3%

< 120 mV

 

 

 

 

+12V4

30A

±3%

< 120 mV

 

 

 

 

+12V5

30A

±3%

< 120 mV

 

 

 

 

+12V6

30A

±3%

< 120 mV

 

 

 

 

+12V7

30A

±3%

< 120 mV

 

 

 

 

+12V8

30A

±3%

< 120 mV

 

 

 

 

–12V

0.5A

±6%

< 120 mV

 

 

 

 

+5VSB

4A

±3%

< 50 mV

 

 

 

 

ADVANCEDHYBRIDCABLEMANAGEMENT

The HCP-1200uses Advanced Hybrid Cable Management. Cables that are important or mandatory are permanently connected to the PSU for the highest quality power delivery. There are modular jacks on the back of the PSU to add additional cables as needed. Using only the cables you need will reduce clutter and improve airflow inside your case. For the list of connected and optional cables, see Table 3.

MODULARCABLEJACKS

There are three black jacks and two red jacks on the back of your HCP-1200PSU. These jacks are for the optional cables that come with your power supply. The black connectors are used for Molex or SATA cables and the red ones forPCI-Expressconnectors.

+12 VOLTRAILDISTRIBUTION

The HCP-1200uses eight separate +12 volt power rails. Different connectors are hooked up to separate circuits to aid in the balanced distribution of power between devices in your computer. The +12V rails have been assigned to different connectors, as shown in Table 2, to prevent voltage sags in one device due to sudden demands for power by another device.

TABLE2

Direct Cabling

+12V Rail

 

 

24(20 + 4)-pinMotherboard

1

 

 

8(4 + 4)-pinATX12V, EPS

2

 

 

8-pinEPS12V

3

 

 

8(6 + 2)-pinPCI-E(Yellow/Red)

5

 

 

8(6 + 2)-pinPCI-E(Yellow/White)

6

 

 

SATA connectors

1

 

 

Molex connectors

1

 

 

TABLE3

Cable Quantity

Power Connectors

Part Name

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24(20 + 4)-pinmain connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8(4 + 4)-pinATX12V, EPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

Power supply direct cabling

8-pinEPS12V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 × 8(6 + 2)-pinPCI-E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 × SATA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 × SATA

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Molex connector w/cable

Includes three

 

x 3

Molex connectors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x 3

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Molex connector + floppy

Includes three Molex connectors and one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

floppy connector

 

 

 

 

connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

Serial ATA connector

Includes three Serial ATA connectors

 

x 3

 

 

 

w/cable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

PCI-Expressconnector

Includes two 8(6 + 2)-pinPCI-Econnectors

 

 

 

w/cable

 

 

x 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSTALLATION:

1.Install the HCP-1200PSU into eit her the top or bottom of your case with the four screws provided. Refer to your case manual if you are unsur e where the power supply should be installed.

2.Install the HCP-1200PSU into your case with the four screws provided.

3.Connect the 24-pinmain power connector to your motherboard. If your motherb oard uses a20-pinconnector, detach the4-pinattach ment on the24-pinconnector.

Note: The detachable 4-pinsectio n cannot be used in place of a4-pin+12V connector.

4.Connect the 8-pinor4+4-pinconn ector for the CPU. If your motherboard has an8-pinsocket with a cover on some of the openings, we recomm end that you remove the cover and use the8-pinconnector.

Note: Please also refer to your motherboard user’s manual for any special instructions.

5.Connect extra cables from the ca ble pack to the sockets on the power supply only if nee ded. If you are going to plug the PCI-Ecables into the P SU, they should go into the red sockets. If the red sockets are not being used forPCI-E,then they can be used fo r any other type of cable supplied in the pack that accom panies the PSU.

6.Connect the AC power cord to the power supply AC inlet. Be sure to use the heavy-duty cord supplied with yourHCP-1200.

7.PCI-Egraphics cards use different amounts of power. For some, a single6-pinconnector is sufficient, making the hardwired connector the preferred choice. More powerful cards use multiple conn ctors, including the advanced8-pinPCI-Econnector. The8-pinPCI-Econnector on theHCP-1200can be used as either a 6- or8-pinconnector.

8.Hard drives, optical drives (CD/DVD/BluRay™) and other accessories will use either the older 4-pinMolex connector or the newer15-pinSATA connector.4-pinMolex connectors have two black, one yellow and one red wire. The SATA connector has an additional orange power wire.

9.When you have all the connections secured, turn the switch on the PSU to the “|” position.

Antec, Inc.

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