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Cougar Releases the CMD, Their First 80-PLUS Bronze Digital PSU

Cougar has just released its first 80 PLUS BRONZE certified digital PSU, the Cougar CMD. The new digital PSU will allow users to configure and monitor it and a few other of the PC’s components through Cougar’s UIX system.

Some of the digital features of the CMD that work through the Cougar UIX software include the option to fine tune it by adjusting voltage levels for different operating conditions, graphical and numerical monitoring of power consumption including electric consumption cost estimation, monitoring and logging of PSU and PC components status, control and monitoring of up to two case fans, and an instant screenshot function.

As for the features of the PSU itself, it comes with the aforementioned 80-PLUS Bronze certification, a quiet temperature-controlled 140mm PSU fan, DC – DC technology, a single 12v rail, and a slew of safety features including OCP, SCP, OVP, UVP, and OPP. The Cougar CMD also features a modular design for better case airflow and cable management.

The company has yet to mention a price for the Cougar CMD Digital PSU but it will be available in 500W and 600W variants sometime in April 2015 although the local release might come a bit later. We’ve attached the specifications of the Cougar CMD below for your reference:

Cougar CMD 80-PLUS Bronze Digital PSU Specifications:

Operating Conditions:

  • Working temperature :
    • +10°C ~ +50°C (Please note the de-rating condition in Point 2)
  • Storage temperature :
    • -40°C~+70°C
  • Operating humidity (without condensation water) :
    • 20%~85% relative humidity
  • Storage humidity (without condensation water) :
    • 5%~95% relative humidity

Output Power:

Model Name AC input DC output
+3.3V +5V +12V1 -12V +5Vsb Total
CMD 500
CGR R-500
24A 20A 40A 0.3A 3A 500W
120W 480W
CMD 600
CGR R-600
24A 20A 49A 0.3A 3A 600W


Connector Main Conn. CPU Conn. Peripheral Conn. S-ATA Conn. PCI-E Conn.
Pin 24(20+4) Pins 8(4+4) Pins
8 Pins
4 Pins 5 Pins 8(6+2) Pins
CMD 500 1 1 3 5 2
CMD 600 1 1 3 6 2

Safety functions:

  • UVP (Undervoltage protection)
    • If the voltages fall below a certain tolerance value on the single lines, the PSU automatically switches off.
  • OVP (Over Voltage Protection)
    • If the voltages increase above a certain tolerance value on the single lines, the PSU automatically switches off.
  • SCP (Short-Circuit Protection)
    • In the case of a short-circuit this feature prevents damage to the core components of the PSU and its system components.
  • OPP (Over Load Protection)
    • If the system is oversized and requires more power from the PSU than it can perform, this protection function is activated.
  • OCP (Over Current Protection)
    • If the load on a single line is higher than indicated, the PSU automatically switches off.
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