high-end

DARK POWER 12

1000W

DARK POWER 12

1000W

NO COMPROMISE SILENCE AND PERFORMANCE

The be quiet! Dark Power 12 1000W offers 80 PLUS® Titanium efficiency and a virtually inaudible frameless fan concept for flawless cooling.

  • 80 PLUS Titanium efficiency (up to 95.8%)
  • Patented frameless Silent Wings fan for virtually inaudible operation
  • Revolutionary full-mesh PSU front with redesigned funnel shape air inlet upholds the high air circulation abilities
  • Overclocking key switches between four 12V rails and one massive 12V rail
  • Modular cable management for maximum convenience
  • Active Rectifier + full bridge LLC technology provides unmatched signal stability and extremely high power efficiency
  • 8 PCI express connectors for overclocked high-end GPUs
  • 10-year manufacturer’s warranty

80 PLUS® TITANIUM CERTIFIED

The highest efficiency certificate available

Dark Power 12 1000W is certified with 80 PLUS Titanium and an energy efficiency rating of up to 95.8%. 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.

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. 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 12 1000W is a custom-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 12 1000W is particularly suitable for overclocking, thanks to its strong and stable 12V rails. The overclocking key gives you full overclocking control by manually switching between the default four 12V rail mode and the alternative massive single-rail operation.

HIGHEST CONVENIENCE AND BEST CONNECTIVITY

Modular cables

The maximum utility provided by modular 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.

WORLD CLASS TOPOLOGY

State-of-the-art technology for extremely high power efficiency

With an active rectifier and full bridge LLC technology Dark Power 12 1000W  offers some of the most advanced technologies available, resulting in higher efficiency, better regulation and lower ripple noise for an incomparably stable operation.

JAPANESE 105° CAPACITORS

A testament to high quality

Only the best components are used in Dark Power 12 1000W. That is why we have exclusively built high-quality Japanese capacitors into the PSU chassis. They are rated to 105°C which ensures stability, reliability and a long operating life.

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General data

ModelDark Power 12 1000W
Continuous power (W)1000
Peak power (W)1100
Form factorVersion 2.52
Form factor EPS 12VVersion 2.92
TopologyActive Rectifier + Full bridge + LLC + SR + DC/DC
Digitally controlled-
Voltage (Vac)100 - 240
Frequency (Hz)50 - 60
Input current (A)14 / 8
Power factor at 100% load>0.97
Modern standby-
Power consumption in standby (W)<0.06
Average life time (h / 25°C)200,000
Operating temperature up to (°C)40

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Efficiency

80 PLUS certificationTitanium
Efficiency (%) at 230V, 2% load-
Efficiency (%) at 230V, 10% load-
Efficiency (%) at 230V, 20% load95.5
Efficiency (%) at 230V, 50% load95.8
Efficiency (%) at 230V, 100% load93.5

Fan and cooling technology

FanSilent Wings
Fan size (mm)135
Bearing technologyFDB
Motor technology6-pole fan motor
Max. fan speed (rpm)2100
dB(A) at 10% load-
dB(A) at 20% load9
dB(A) at 50% load9.7
dB(A) at 100% load25.8

Output

Multi-rail operation (12V rails)4
12V single rail operation
Overclocking key
+3.3V (A)25
+5V (A)25
+12V1 (A)32
+12V2 (A)32
+12V3 (A)40
+12V4 (A)40
+12V5 (A)-
+12V6 (A)-
-12V (A)0.5
+5Vsb (A)3
Max. combined power 12V (W)996
Max. combined power 3.3V + 5V (W)125
Hold-up time at 100% load (ms)19
Power good signal (ms)100 - 150ms

Cables and connectors

Modular cables-
Sleeved cables
Flat cables-
Maximum cable length (cm)120
Cable length to motherboard (cm)60
No. of cables14
ATX-Motherboard (20+4-pin)1
P4+4 (CPU)1
P8 (CPU)1
P4 (CPU)-
12VHPWR cable / W-
PCI-e 6+2-pin (GPU)8
PCI-e 6-pin (GPU)-
SATA13
PATA5
FDD (Floppy)1

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 Star8.0
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)175 x 150 x 86
Weight (kg)2.03
ColorBlack

Service

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

Logistics data and RRP

Article numberBN658
EAN code4260052188057
Dimensions, package (L x W x H), (mm)270 x 350 x 120
Gross weight, package (kg)4.43
Pieces per packaging unit4
Dimensions, shipping box (L x W x H), (mm)504 x 305 x 368
Gross weight, shipping box (kg)19.05
RRP (€)289.00

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