The Motiv Power Brick Power Supply provides up to 60 Amps and 720 Watts of max power, all in 8.5" long, 3.4" wide and 1.5" thick form factor. On one end of the unit, three pairs of bullet DC outputs provide plenty of connectivity, while on the other end a cooling fan, handle and LED can be found. Additionally the Motiv Power Supply includes a sleek 3D printed red protection plate that covers 3 sets of output terminals to ensure that the output terminals do not get damaged or worse..broken off. The entire unit is then wrapped in a Motive livery, and equipped with one AC (North America) power cord.
Length: 215mm (8.5")
Width: 86mm (3.4")
Height: 39mm (1.5")
Input Voltage Range: 100-240V
Output Voltage Range: 12V
Output Current: 0-60A
1) Because these are used server power supplies, these “reconditioned” RC power supplies typically come with only a 30-day warranty.
LIE – If it doesn’t come with at least a 1-year warranty, the manufacturer doesn’t even truth it, they won’t back up their product, themselves, and, thus it should be avoided.
TRUTH – Because the product being sold contains a used product, and the company reconditioning/re-purposing the power supply into an RC power supply, didn’t manufacture that internal components, they, by law, can’t warranty the electronic components. That being said, they offer what is, essentially, a “good faith” warranty (be it 30-day, 60-day, or whatever), even though they are not required to. They have fairly thoroughly tested the server power supply, to make certain it passes specific tests, and only those units passing said tests are reconditioned into RC power supplies.
2) RC power supplies of this type are always inexpensive (at least compared to high-end power supplies, containing new internal electronics, such as those sold my Junsi), as server power supplies are inexpensive. Added to that is the fact that they are purchased, in bulk, at even deeper discounted prices (probably less than half the selling prices of the “new”/reconditioned RC power supply…but, not all purchased used server power supplies are reconditioned/converted into RC power supplies, as many of those purchased will fail the testing process.
LIE – Because these are made from used server power supplies, they are bad, not worth the money, and should be avoided.
TRUTH – The fact that these RC power supplies contain used server power supplies is NOT necessarily a bad thing, as they can easily last several years. Unlike home PC power supplies, which are NOT designed to run continuously, server power supplies ARE designed to run continuously, thus they are designed to have a VERY long life. A lot of companies (ie. IBM, Dell, etc) lease servers, which the leasing companies tend to upgrade every few years. These are the servers these power supplies come from…the percentage of remaining life in them is typically in the 50-75% range.
3) A lot of people equate the amount of money spent with how “good” a product is, as well as how long said product will last.
LIE – Power supplies like these must be ‘cheap’ quality’, thus another reason to not purchase them.
TRUTH – Whether the server power supply inside is ‘great’, ‘good’, or even ‘just ok’, it should NOT matter. Considering the price paid, and the expected life-span, you will, in the long-run, spend less on a few of these, than you would on some “high-end” expensive power supply. On top of that, you are helping the environment by purchasing this type of power supply, as all the power supplies that went into making these RC power supplies could have just ended up in some landfill.
Item couldn't be powered up. No LED. No noise. My voltage is okay. Other similar 'brick' power supplies with similar watts worked in my pit which I borrowed as I intended to use it for a race and obviously, I couldn't.
UPDATE: I contacted motiv and they are sending me a new one shipped with no questions asked and at no cost. That’s customer service and support.
Another reviewer gave this product a single star. They state something along the lines of having issues connecting two together to make 24 volts. I don't understand their issue as this product is not advertised to support or be convertible to a 24v system.
As far as 12v power supply, works great. Just to note it requires 4mm bullet connectors.
Only US plug is included, it is not convenient if you live in the European zone.
You cannot connect 2 of these together to create a 24 volt power supply without modification. These are recycled server power supplies and I have converted quite a few of these for making a 24 volt supply. The ground on at least one of the 2 has to be floated. If you don't do this you will be connecting 12 volts to the ac ground on one of the supplies. If you only float the ground on one of them then the +12v from the other one needs to be connected to the -12v of the floated one.
These supplies should come with an appropriate warning about this issue. It could very easily cause a fire.