Unlike CPUs, video cards, motherboards and memory, power supplies do not get outdated after two or three years, which is why high-end PSUs usually survive multiple configurations. However, only a few companies offer warranty on advanced PSUs which are longer than five years. This month, Corsair became the second supplier to extend its warranty on its high-end PSUs to 10 years.

Effective immediately and retroactively, Corsair has increased the warranty of all AXi range (launched in 2012), HXi range (launched in 2014) and RMi/RMx range (launched in 2015) PSUs from 7 years to 10 years. The extended warranty covers not only newly purchased power supplies, but also all the PSUs that belong to the aforementioned families sold to date.

Note that Corsair did not extend warranties on its regular AX, HX and RM/RX PSUs, which were on the market for a long time, but now are not available from the company. While those power supplies are considered as good, Corsair upgraded capacitors, fans, heatsinks and some other internal components in their new PSU lineups (see our review of the RM1000i and the RM1000x PSUs for details), not to mention changed OEMs in some cases.

Most of power supplies on the market today are covered by 3 or 5 year warranties, but Antec, Seasonic and Thermaltake offer 7 year warranties on high-end PSUs. To date, only EVGA has covered its select PSUs with a 10 year warranty. As it appears, Corsair’s AXi, HXi, RMi and RMx power supplies are so good that Corsair wants to extend their warranties in a bid to show that.

Owners of Corsair’s power supplies do not need to register or contact the manufacturer anyhow to get the extra warranty coverage.

Source: Corsair (via The Tech Report)

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  • Shadow7037932 - Friday, April 15, 2016 - link

    That's pretty great. Corsair must have good confidence in the design/quality. Or they are banking on people not realizing their unit would be under warranty. Reply
  • Mondozai - Friday, April 15, 2016 - link

    Probably both. They are probably seeing that the numbers of RMA requests are quite low. Also the general quality of PSUs have risen quite dramatically the last 3-4 years. Reply
  • surt - Sunday, April 24, 2016 - link

    And the desired connectors are probably changing fast enough that anyone who burned out a power supply after 8 years would consider buying a new one anyway. Reply
  • qlum - Friday, April 15, 2016 - link

    Quality or not I doubt the rate of rma's would increase much either way when going up from 7 to 10 years. I think most people would either just stop using the GPU by then and even if they are still using it they may very well just buy a new one if it breaks. Reply
  • willis936 - Friday, April 15, 2016 - link

    Warranties on PSUs are a good measure of quality. They rely on big electrolytic caps and when the caps go out of spec the PSU pops. This isn't an if but a when and when it becomes profitable to market a PSU as being a 7 year warranty PSU then you can be pretty sure that it's going to last that long. That means you can carry over a nice PSU into new builds then buy cheap PSUs for the old builds. 10 year warranties are rare. I wonder if these PSUs are sourced from seasonic (they're the brand that corsair slapped their logo on that made corsair known for awesome PSUs). Reply
  • n0x1ous - Friday, April 15, 2016 - link

    Their older plain AX series (not covered by this extension) were seasonic as were some of their original stuff like hx520, hx620. The AXi and most digital models are flextronics and many of the other lines are CWT now. Not sure if they currently use any Seasonic designs anymore. Reply
  • just4U - Friday, April 15, 2016 - link

    Pretty sure they do not. Reply
  • Sivar - Friday, April 15, 2016 - link

    Corsair's warranty now exceeds the warranty of the ODMs. Reply
  • Taverius - Friday, April 15, 2016 - link

    Well, that's nice - guess I'll be holding onto mine for a while then. Reply
  • cosmotic - Friday, April 15, 2016 - link

    Just looking at those connectors in that photo make my fingers hurt. Reply

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