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Article number: BN312

DARK POWER PRO 12

1500W

CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGIES AND PERFORMANCE

The be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1500W offers 80 PLUS® Titanium efficiency and world class performance due to fully digital control and frameless fan concept.

  • 80 PLUS® Titanium efficiency (up to 94.9%)
  • Fully digital control (PFC, LLC, SR/12V) and full bridge topology
  • Patented frameless Silent Wings fan for virtually inaudible operation at ordinary load
  • Full mesh PSU front with redesigned funnel-shaped air inlet
  • Overclocking key switches between six 12V rails and one massive 12V rail
  • Japanese 105°C capacitors ensure highest stability and reliability
  • Aluminum case and modular individually sleeved cables for magnificent appearance
  • 10-year manufacturer’s warranty

80 PLUS® TITANIUM

The highest efficiency certificate available

Dark Power Pro 12 1500W is certified with 80 PLUS Titanium and an energy efficiency rating of up to 94.9%. This provides lots of benefits for your high-end system, including less power consumption and an overall cooler and quieter operation. The standby drain is below 0.1 watts.

WORLD CLASS POWER REGULATION

Fully digital control

The fully digital control (PFC, LLC, SR/12V) results in higher efficiency, better regulation and lower ripple noise. This guarantees an incomparably stable operation. Due to the digital concept the Dark Power Pro 12 can reach a great efficiency over the complete power range, even at low load.

FRAMELESS SILENT WINGS FAN

Patented fan technology for virtually inaudible operation

The be quiet! Silent Wings fan mounted on a tripod enables maximum airflow and a virtually inaudible operation at ordinary loads. This is thanks to its unique, airflow-optimized fan blade design along with an advanced fluid-dynamic bearing and 6-pole fan motor for less vibration, super-long life and minimal power consumption.

INNOVATIVE COOLING CONCEPT

For a longer lifespan

The split fan inlet of the Dark Power Pro 12 1500W is a specially-shaped funnel that increases airflow while reducing unwanted turbulence. The wire-free design inside allows the cool air to reach all components flawlessly which ultimately leads to a longer lifespan.

READY FOR OVERCLOCKING

Pushing the performance of your PSU to the max

Dark Power Pro 12 1500W is particularly suitable for overclocking, thanks to its strong and stable 12V rails. The overclocking key empowers you with full control for overclocking by manually switching between the default six 12V-rail mode and the alternative massive single-rail operation.

MAXIMUM CONVENIENCE

Modular cables

The maximum utility afforded by modular individually sleeved cables of up to 120cm simplifies component installation and reduces annoying clutter. This results in increased airflow and improved cooling in even the largest PC cases.

STATE-OF-THE-ART DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

Rock-steady signal stability and efficiency

Experience the most technologically advanced power supply be quiet! has ever built! Using an advanced digital full bridge, LLC and Synchronous Rectifier (SR) technology it provides unmatched signal stability and unbeatable power efficiency. It is also equipped with DC-to-DC conversion for tight voltage regulation, even under heavy cross-loading conditions. This ensures reliable operation for the next generation of processors and graphics cards.

JAPANESE 105° CAPACITORS

A testament to high quality

Only the best components are used in Dark Power Pro 12 1500W. That is why we have built exclusively high-quality Japanese capacitors into the PSU chassis. They are rated to 105°C which ensures stability, reliability and a long operating life.

MAGNIFICENT APPEARANCE

Larger cooling area and new visual aspects

The all-new PSU front and the redesigned funnel-shaped air inlet uphold the high air circulation abilities. In combination with the individually sleeved cables, the high-quality aluminum case on the outside and the high-end components on the inside make the Dark Power Pro 12 shine from every possible angle.

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General data

ModelDark Power Pro 12 1500W
Continuous power (W)1500
Peak power (W)1600
Form factorVersion 2.51
Form factor EPS 12VVersion 2.92
TopologyFull bridge + LLC + SR + DC/DC
Digitally controlled-
Voltage (Vac)100 - 240
Frequency (Hz)50 - 60
Input current (A)17 / 9
Power factor at 100% load>0.99
Modern standby-
Power consumption in standby (W)<0.06
Average life time (h / 25°C)300,000
Operating temperature up to (°C)50

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Efficiency

80 PLUS certificationTitanium
Efficiency (%) at 230V, 2% load-
Efficiency (%) at 230V, 10% load-
Efficiency (%) at 230V, 20% load94.7
Efficiency (%) at 230V, 50% load94.9
Efficiency (%) at 230V, 100% load92.8

Fan and cooling technology

FanSilent Wings
Fan size (mm)135
Bearing technologyFDB
Motor technology6-pole fan motor
Max. fan speed (rpm)2600
dB(A) at 10% load-
dB(A) at 20% load12.1
dB(A) at 50% load12.4
dB(A) at 100% load31.5

Output

Multi-rail operation (12V rails)6
12V single rail operation
Overclocking key
+3.3V (A)25
+5V (A)25
+12V1 (A)40
+12V2 (A)40
+12V3 (A)40
+12V4 (A)40
+12V5 (A)45
+12V6 (A)45
-12V (A)0.5
+5Vsb (A)3.5
Max. combined power 12V (W)1500
Max. combined power 3.3V + 5V (W)150
Hold-up time at 100% load (ms)18
Power good signal (ms)100 - 150

Cables and connectors

Modular cables-
Sleeved cablesIndividually sleeved
Flat cables-
Maximum cable length (cm)120
Cable length to motherboard (cm)60
No. of cables17
ATX-Motherboard (20+4-pin)1
P4+4 (CPU)1
P8 (CPU)1
P4 (CPU)-
12VHPWR cable / W-
PCI-e 6+2-pin (GPU)10
PCI-e 6-pin (GPU)-
SATA16
PATA8
FDD (Floppy)2

Protection

OTP (over temperature protection)
OCP (over current protection)
OPP (over power protection)
SCP (short circuit protection)
OVP (over Voltage protection)
UVP (under Voltage protection)
SIP (Surge & Inrush Protection)

Safety certification

BSMI
CB
CCC
CE
cRUus-
cTUVus
CU
FCC
RCM
TÜV
UKCA-

Environmental directives

Energy Star7.0
ErP
WEEE
RoHs
Triman-

Scope of delivery

Thumb screws
Screws
Cable ties
Velcro cable ties
User manual languagesCN, DE, EN, ES, FR, JP, PL, RU, TW
OCK slot bracket with switch / OCK jumper
SFX-to-ATX adapter bracket-

Casing

Dimensions without cable (L x W x D), (mm)200 x 150 x 86
Weight (kg)2.44
ColorBlack

Service

Warranty (Years)10
Express replacement service in first yearDE, FR
International hotline / free of charge✓ / DE, FR

Logistics data and RRP

Article numberBN312
EAN code4260052187432
Dimensions, package (L x W x H), (mm)417 x 253 x 152
Gross weight, package (kg)6.9
Pieces per packaging unit2
Dimensions, shipping box (L x W x H), (mm)440 x 325 x 283
Gross weight, shipping box (kg)14.6
RRP (€)449.00

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