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Power supply units are the hearts of the computer. Without them nothing is going to work - where there's no power, there's no activity. In the earlier days their structure was quite simple, they weren't much more than compact transformers. These days they are way more complex - and with a heightened complexity comes a higher amount of kryptic abbreviations. Which is why we shed some light onto the meaning of "DC/DC", "LLC", "Half/Full Bridge" or "Synchronous Rectifier". Let's take our flagship PSU "Dark Power Pro 11" for example. Its topology reads like this: "Full Bridge + LLC + SR + DC/DC" - what does that mean? Let's take it from the top.
These are the most important abbreviations which you encounter when dealing with power supply units and to which you should pay attention. But of course there are way more: "OCP", "OVP", "UVP", "SCP", "OTP" und "OPP" are protective circuits, shielding your PSU from overheating, shortcircuiting, overloading or power fluctuation. "ErP", "WEEE" and "ROHS" on the other hand are environmental guidelines which take care of energy efficiency, environmentally sound disposal of older appliances and the usage of hazardous materials in electronic devices.