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500 Watt Power Supply
RF-500WPS2
User Guide
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Rocketfish RF-500WPS2
500 Watt Power Supply
Contents
Introduction ...................................................................... 3
Safety information .......................................................... 4
Features .............................................................................. 5
Installing your power supply ...................................... 7
Troubleshooting .............................................................. 9
Specifications.................................................................... 9
Appendix..........................................................................11
Legal notices ...................................................................14
One-year limited warranty.........................................17
Introduction
Congratulations on your choice of this RF-500WPS2 power supply.
Please read this manual carefully and follow the instructions before
installing the power supply.
The RF-500WPS2 is an advanced power supply with excellent
acoustic and thermal performance and intelligent thermal fan
control technology that makes it virtually silent. This power supply
provides two +12V rails with a maximum load of 18 A to enhance
your system’s reliability. Active power factor correction circuits also
reduce the power loss of the AC input line to less than 1%. This power
supply series is certified by the 80 plus program.
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Safety information
Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this device to rain or moisture.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the
product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
Safety regulations
The power supply meets safety guidelines and regulations for
UL, cUL, and FCC.
Important safety instructions
• Do not place your system near a radiator or other heat source.
• Do not place your system close to a source of strong magnetic fields.
• Do not place your system in a moist or dusty environment, or in an area
subject to strong vibration.
• Do not place your system in direct sunlight.
• Your computer must operate at a stable AC input voltage.
• Your computer should not be situated directly next to a heater or
another heat source.
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• Do not open the cover on the power supply case. Dangerous voltages
are present inside the cover. Your warranty is void if the cover is
removed.
• Never operate the device with wet or moist hands.
• Never place items in the openings or fan of the power supply.
• Make sure that the power cord is plugged into a powered electrical
outlet.
• Make sure that the power cord is plugged into the power supply.
• Make sure that you connect your power supply properly. Check your
motherboard and graphic card manuals for compatibility before
connecting the power supply to any of your devices.
Note: If the power supply does not work correctly, contact our service center
immediately.
Features
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Cable management design
Complies with Intel ATX12V V2.3
Certified by 80 PLUS®
Active PFC (PF>0.99)
Extremely silent, with Intelligent Fan technology
Blue fan LED
Supports SLI Multi-GPU VGA card
Supports Intel and AMD duo- and multi-core CPUs
Hairline electronic plating
Two +12V rails with a maximum load of 18 A provides superior
performance for your system
• Multiple protection functions, including OCP, OVP, OPP, and SCP
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Cable connections
8-pin to 8-pin
(6+2) PCI Express
(2 cables)
6-pin to HDD (3)
+floppy (1)
6-pin to SATA (3)
(2 cables)
8-pin (4+4) 20+4 pin
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6-pin to HDD (4)
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Installing your power supply
To make sure you connect your power supply correctly, check your
motherboard and graphics card manuals for compatibility before
connecting the RF-500WPS2 to any of your devices.
Notice: Cable management
This product uses color-coded sockets and cables for ease of use. Connect the plugs
to only those sockets with the same color ends. Red sockets are to be used for PCIe
cables only. Black sockets are to be used for all other connections.
Warning: Failure to follow these instructions may result in damage to your computer
components.
To install your power supply:
1 Check your local AC voltage before installation (115 VAC voltage is for
USA, Japan, and several others, and 230 VAC voltage is for Europe,
Southeast Asia, and many other countries).
Caution: Make sure that you connect the power supply to local input AC voltage
only. Setting the incorrect voltage can damage the power supply and connected
equipment and may void your warranty. The RF-500WPS2 is compatible with
115 VAC and 230 VAC input voltage.
2 Turn off your computer, then unplug the power cord from your old
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power supply.
Open your computer case following the directions provided in your case
manual.
Disconnect all power supply connectors from the motherboard and
peripheral devices such as case fans, hard drives, floppy drives, and DVD
and CD drives.
Remove the old power supply from your computer case and install your
new Rocketfish power supply.
Connect the 20+4-pin main power connector to your motherboard.
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7 Connect the 8-pin (4+4) or 4-pin +12 V power connectors to your
motherboard.
8 Connect the Serial ATA (SATA) connectors to the peripheral devices.
9 Connect the peripheral 4-pin power connectors if you are still using an
IDE connector for hard drives or an optical drive.
10 Connect the 6-pin or 8-pin +12 V PCIe connector to your PCI Express
graphics cards, as needed.
11 Connect your case fans to the regular 4-pin peripheral connectors if you
are using these fans.
Caution: Make sure that all connectors are securely connected. Incorrect
connections could prevent your computer from starting and could damage some
components.
12 Close your computer case and connect the AC power cord to the power
supply.
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Starting your computer
To start your computer:
1 Turn on the power supply by setting the power switch on the power
supply to the “I” (on) position.
2 Turn on your computer by pressing the power button on the front of
your computer.
Troubleshooting
If the power supply fails to function properly, check the following
before returning it for repair:
• Make sure that the power cord is plugged correctly into an AC power
outlet and into the power supply.
• Make sure that the power switch on the power supply is switched to the
“I” (on) position.
• Make sure that all power connectors are properly connected to all
components.
Specifications
Input voltage
Input frequency
Overcurrent protection
Active PFC
Output
Minimum: 90 V
Normal: 100 V ~ 240 V
Maximum: 265 V
Minimum: 47 Hz
Maximum: 63 Hz
Input fuse
Power factor: equal to or greater than 0.99 @115V/60 Hz full load
+3.3V
Maximum load 18.0 A Minimum load 0.5 A
+5 V
Maximum load 18.0 A Minimum load 0.5 A
+12 V1
Maximum load 18.0 A Minimum load 1.0 A
+12 V2
Maximum load 18.0 A Minimum load 1.0 A
-12 V
Maximum load 0.3 A
Minimum load 0.0 A
+5 VSB
Maximum load 2.5 A
Minimum load 0.0 A
Note: +3.3 V and +5 V total output not to exceed 130 W
+12 V1 and +12V2, combined output not to exceed 36A
Rated wattage
Peak wattage
500 W
600 W
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Efficiency
Standby
Output ripple and noise
Output protection
Over voltage protection
Short circuit protection
Over current protection
Hi-Pot (the power supply is
capable of withstanding)
Leakage current
Grounding resistance
Environmental
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Operating humidity
(non-condensing)
Vibration (non-operating)
Safety compliance
Safety approval
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80% (minimum) at full load
80% at typical load
80% at light load
<1 W when +5 VSB <0.1 A @115 V/60 Hz
+3.3 V
50 mV p-p
+5 V
50 mV p-p
+12 V 1 and 2
120 mV p-p
-12 V
120 mV p-p
+5 VSB
50 mV p-p
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Input to ground voltage:
1800 VAC
Test time:
3.0 S
Cutoff current (maximum): 10 mA
3.5 mA maximum (at 230 Vrms, 50 Hz)
100 mOhm maximum at 25 A
32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
-40°F to 131°F (-40°C to 55°C)
5% to 95% RH
Swing: 0.35 mm
Frequency: 10-55-10 Hz
Degree: 5 times per axis, 30 minutes, log sweep p-p
Acceleration: 19.98 m/s2 @ a frequency of 55 Hz
IEC60950-1, EN60950-1, UL60950-1, and GB4943
UL, C-UL, and FCC
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Appendix
Main power connector
Voltage
Color
Pin
Pin
Color
Voltage
Com
+5V
+5 V
+5 V
N/C
Com
Com
Com
PS_ON
Com
-12 V
+3.3 V
Black
Red
Red
Red
N/C
Black
Black
Black
Green
Black
Blue
Orange
24
23
22
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Purple
Gray
Black
Red
Black
Red
Black
Orange
Orange
+3.3 V
+12 DC
+12 DC
+5 Vsb
PWR_ON
Com
+5 V
Com
+5 V
Com
+3.3 V
+3.3 V
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+12 V connector 8 (4+4)-pin
Color
Signal
Pin
Black
Black
Black
Black
Yellow/Black
Yellow/Black
Yellow/Black
Yellow/Black
Com
Com
Com
Com
+12 VDC
+12 VDC
+12 VDC
+12 VDC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
PCI Express connector
12
Color
Signal
Pin
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
+12 VDC
+12 VDC
+12 VDC
Com
Com
Com
Com
Com
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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Floppy drive connector
Color
Signal
Pin
Red
Black
Black
Yellow
+5 VDC
Com
Com
+12 VDC
1
2
3
4
Color
Signal
Pin
Yellow
Black
Red
Black
Orange
+12 VDC
Com
+5 VDC
Com
+3.3 VDC
1
2
3
4
5
SATA power connector
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Peripheral connector
Color
Signal
Pin
Yellow
Black
Black
Red
+12 VDC
Com
Com
+5 VDC
1
2
3
4
Legal notices
FCC Part 15
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of this
product is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply within the
limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced technician for help.
FCC warning
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance with the FCC Rules could void the user’s
authority to operate this equipment.
Canada ICES-003 statement
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Copyright
© 2010 Rocketfish. Rocketfish and the Rocketfish logo are trademarks
of BBY Solutions, Inc. Other brands and product names are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
Specifications and features are subject to change without notice or
obligation.
For service and support call 1-800-620-2790.
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One-year limited warranty
Rocketfish Products (“Rocketfish”) warrants to you, the original purchaser of this new
RF-500WPS2 (“Product”), that the Product shall be free of defects in the original manufacture
of the material or workmanship for one (1) year from the purchase of the Product (“Warranty
Period”). This Product must be purchased from an authorized dealer of Rocketfish brand
products and packaged with this warranty statement. This warranty does not cover refurbished
Product. If you notify Rocketfish during the Warranty Period of a defect covered by this
warranty that requires service, terms of this warranty apply.
How long does the coverage last?
The Warranty Period lasts for one year (365 days), beginning on the date you purchased the
Product. The purchase date is printed on the receipt you received with the product.
What does this warranty cover?
During the Warranty Period, if the original manufacture of the material or workmanship of the
Product is determined to be defective by an authorized Rocketfish repair center or store
personnel, Rocketfish will (at its sole option): (1) repair the Product with new or rebuilt parts; or
(2) replace the Product at no charge with new or rebuilt comparable products or parts. Products
and parts replaced under this warranty become the property of Rocketfish and are not returned
to you. If service of Products and parts are required after the Warranty Period expires, you must
pay all labor and parts charges. This warranty lasts as long as you own your Rocketfish Product
during the Warranty Period. Warranty coverage terminates if you sell or otherwise transfer the
Product.
How to obtain warranty service?
If you purchased the Product at a retail store location, take your original receipt and the Product
to the store you purchased it from. Make sure that you place the Product in its original
packaging or packaging that provides the same amount of protection as the original
packaging. If you purchased the Product from an online web site, mail your original receipt and
the Product to the address listed on the web site. Make sure that you put the Product in its
original packaging or packaging that provides the same amount of protection as the original
packaging.
Where is the warranty valid?
This warranty is valid only to the original purchaser of the Product in the United States, Canada,
and Mexico.
What does the warranty not cover?
This warranty does not cover:
• Customer instruction
• Installation
• Set up adjustments
• Cosmetic damage
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• Damage due to acts of God, such as lightning strikes
• Accident
• Misuse
• Abuse
• Negligence
• Commercial use
• Modification of any part of the Product, including the antenna
This warranty also does not cover:
• Damage due to incorrect operation or maintenance
• Connection to an incorrect voltage supply
• Attempted repair by anyone other than a facility authorized by Rocketfish to service the
Product
• Products sold as is or with all faults
• Consumables, such as fuses or batteries
• Products where the factory applied serial number has been altered or removed
REPAIR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.
ROCKETFISH SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR
THE BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, LOST DATA, LOSS OF USE OF YOUR PRODUCT, LOST BUSINESS OR LOST
PROFITS. ROCKETFISH PRODUCTS MAKES NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO
THE PRODUCT, ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES FOR THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE AND NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WILL APPLY AFTER
THE WARRANTY PERIOD. SOME STATES, PROVINCES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO
HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR PROVINCE TO PROVINCE.
Contact Rocketfish:
For customer service please call 1-800-620-2790
www.rocketfishproducts.com
Distributed by Best Buy Purchasing, LLC
7601 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, Minnesota, U.S.A. 55423-3645
© 2010 BBY Solutions, Inc.
All rights reserved. ROCKETFISH is a trademark of BBY Solutions, Inc. Registered in some
countries. All other products and brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.
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www.rocketfishproducts.com
(800) 620-2790
Distributed by Best Buy Purchasing, LLC
7601 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423-3645 USA
© 2010 BBY Solutions, Inc.
All rights reserved. ROCKETFISH is a trademark of BBY Solutions, Inc.
All other products and brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.
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