Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
Mr. Bones is impressed by the relative compactness of the Dr. Power II and I find the large display appealing. We'll have to see how it all works together once we get it plugged in and working, but I like what I see so far.
The main ATX connector (20- or 24-pin) fits into the bottom of the unit while the top accepts all the other connectors found on a modern PSU cable set. While there isn't a place for the old 4-pin floppy connector, I doubt that this will disappoint very many users. The device is totally self-contained and gets its power from the PSU so there are no batteries or charger required. Now, let's move onto the next phase so we can see the device in action.
PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
Installation is completely straightforward and the design of the connectors virtually eliminates the possibility of making a mistake.
Thermaltake supplies the testing parameters and functionality overview in the user guide, and I've reprinted them above. Not only does the Dr. display the voltage, but it will alert the user to out of range reading by an audible beep as well as a change in the display background color. Blue for good, red for abnormal. If left unattended for several minutes, the device will also power itself, as well as the power supply, down.