Mac mini and PFC active or passive?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by auteur, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. auteur macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2010

    I would like to know if the mac mini 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (bought at U.K.) has a characteristic in the PSU called PFC and if it is active.

  2. senc01a macrumors regular

    May 31, 2007
    I have no clue of what you might be talking about :)
  3. auteur thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2010
    DEFINITION - PFC (power factor correction; also known as power factor controller) is a feature included in some computer and other power supply boxes that reduces the amount of reactive power generated by a computer. Reactive power operates at right angles to true power and energizes the magnetic field. Reactive power has no real value for an electronic device, but electric companies charge for both true and reactive power resulting in unnecessary charges. PFC is a required feature for power supplies shipped to Europe.
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Apple tend not to break the law on these things so you can be sure that the power supplies have PFC. Whether it's active or passive you're going to struggle with...

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