The Seasonic S12D 850 power supply supports over voltage, over power and short
circuit protection in order to protect you, the power supply and the PC system
from damage. The S12D 850 is designed to operate in temperatures between 0-50
degrees Celsius and in relative humidity between 20-80%.
Removing the top cover is as easy
as undoing four screws. One is hidden behind the warranty sticker,
which means Seasonic will know that you've opened up the power supply if you
try and return it. The 120mm fan is detachable and can be replaced
quite easily if its bearings eventually dry up and the impeller seizes. The fuse is not
In the motherboard world, capacitor reliability has
become a worrisome issue for many users. A couple years back the whole leaking
and exploding electrolytic capacitor issue wreaked havoc, and
continues to this day to show its bulging, bursting, electrolyte leaking face
on older motherboards. If you've ever had weird computer instability problems
all of sudden, odds are good it's a burst
It is hard to say how much this issue impacts power supplies. Power load tests are up next.