Enermax responds, bumps PSU warranty to five years

In our power supply roundup published last night, we criticized Enermax for only covering its otherwise high-end Revolution 85+ 850W power supply with a three-year warranty. Well, guess what? The company issued a press release earlier today saying it’s “pleased to announce the upgrade of its current 3 year warranty on REVOLUTION85+ and GALAXY EVO PSU series’ to 5 years.”

This warranty increase applies retroactively, so folks who purchased these units before today will enjoy five years of coverage, with no paperwork or registration required. A trip down to the warranty page of Enermax’s website shows that the Modu 87+ and Pro 87+ units have five-year warranties, now, as well.

According to Bing’s cache, the Enermax warranty page said the firm offered only three years of coverage as of January 12, so it certainly seems like our review might have had something to do with this sudden change. Enermax’s official press release tells a different tale, however:

“This warranty upgrade is part of our ongoing 20-year anniversary campaign throughout 2010 to celebrate our achievements during this period and to give back to our valued customers a part of the trust and appreciation, they have shown to us in these 20 years”, Steven Su, founder & president of ENERMAX, elaborates. “When we started 20 years ago, we had yet to establish ourselves in the industry by the innovative energy we stand for today. Our two flagship PSU series’ exemplify our spirit and thus we wanted to match their warranty with what they stand for.”

Regardless of what prompted it, this move should be a welcome one for consumers. Five-year warranties have become increasingly common among higher-end power supplies in recent years, and some firms offer even longer coverage terms. For devices that can easily last through multiple system generations, a five-year warranty makes a lot of sense.

Given Enermax’s apparent responsiveness to our concerns, we plan to update the text of our review to reflect the change.

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    • bu1137
    • 10 years ago

    Actually, they already bumped the guarantee for the revolution series last year (23. dez. 2009), at least in germany…

    §[< http://www.enermax.de/aktuelles/article/10/ab-sofort-5.html<]§

    • lethal
    • 10 years ago

    While you are at it, nagging HIS to bump their anemic 2 year coverage for graphic cards would be appreciated =p.

    • Voldenuit
    • 10 years ago

    Allow me to chime in with the skeptics that TR’s review had anything to do with the warranty extension. A decision of this magnitude is not something any successful company does overnight – it would probably require countless hours with management, manufacturing, accountants, suppliers and engineers. There would have to be in-house testing and certification, etc. etc.

    Kudos to Enermax for extending their warranty, but let’s not anyone sprain themselves trying to pat their own back until we know where credit’s due.

    • Flying Fox
    • 10 years ago

    Two comments:
    1) Feel the power of the TR! 🙂
    2) So after 2010 it will go back down to 3 years?

    • tesla120
    • 10 years ago

    but if it were seagate they would be cutting their warranty to be “inline with industry standards”

    • SomeOtherGeek
    • 10 years ago

    They should have cut prices while they were at it…

    • grantmeaname
    • 10 years ago

    Good Job TR!! Now just get Intel to respond to your i5 criticisms by slashing prices!

      • anotherengineer
      • 10 years ago

      NEVA

      then they wouldnt net 2140 million per quarter year lol

        • sweatshopking
        • 10 years ago

        i dont really remember too many complaints about the i5. perhaps if they made some the price would drop. im an amd boy myself, for no other reason then: if nobody is, then it is only intel.

          • wira020
          • 10 years ago

          I think toms and guru3d also said the price aint right… yea, i use amd mainly since last month i3/i5 not released yet ( even if it were, at the price it is now, no way!) and lga775 were’nt futureproof… seriously, being a budget conscious really limit me to amd… i’d probably still get amd if i do have the budget since amd still get the job done.. but it would have been great to have a choice at least…

          • Flying Fox
          • 10 years ago

          I actually think the problem is not the pricing on the i5. It is the pricing of the Q9550. That seriously needs to drop.

      • TurtlePerson2
      • 10 years ago

      It’s different with Intel and the i5.

      TR pointed out that this PSU had a shorter rebate than the competitors at its price point and the PSU manufacturer responded.

      AMD doesn’t have a competitor to the i5. Trying to shame Intel into cutting price by pointing to the prices of competitors doesn’t work because there’s not a competitor.

        • OneArmedScissor
        • 10 years ago

        *face palm*

    • dalisam
    • 10 years ago

    WooHoo!!! Ijust got the 1050 Revelution a month ago. Thanx Tech Report

    • Heiwashin
    • 10 years ago

    I don’t believe a warranty change due to a review is an overnight affair. They quite literally would have had to read their first e-mail of the day and began processing the changes. I’m going to assume that they were already in the process of doing this.

    No offense, but in this case i think you credit yourselves with something of their own doing.

    • anotherengineer
    • 10 years ago

    yeah 5 years

    and

    1st post?

      • Heiwashin
      • 10 years ago

      Do you want a **** reward

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