The Seasonic M12 700W power supply supports over voltage, over power and short
circuit protection in order to protect you, your power supply and your system
from damage. The M12 700W is designed to operate in temperatures between 0-50
degrees Celsius and in relative humidity between 20-80%.
Removing the top cover of the power
supply exposes the innards of the Seasonic M12 700W, please keep in mind
though by doing so voids all warranties. The 10
Amp fuse is removable and can be replaced if necessary, although getting to it
will require you to remove the rear exhaust fan as well.... so it
is technically not user serviceable. Once the top has been taken off the
Seasonic M12 700W it's easy to see the main components of the unit.
A 120x120x25mm ADDA DC Brushless fan (model AD1212HB-A71GL) is
used to cool the electronic circuitry and power heatsinks inside the power supply. The fan spins at
a maximum speed of 2050RPM while pushing 83.21CFM of air, and for this
creates about 38dBA noise. The ADDA fan is voltage controlled by the power supply and only
spins up to maximum speed when the M12 700W gets hot.
The fan is detachable which great for users who
are handy, it connects to the power supply PCB via a two pin
fan connector. Seasonic has an excellent reputation for building quiet power supplies and the
Seasonic M12 700W is no different. During testing the power supply internals did not
get very hot even while under a heavy system load, and the 120mm ADDA
fan remained appropriately quiet.
Now let's test this 700W power supply under load!