It is obvious that not all computers share the same power requirements. It is good to have a high quality unit, but not to have too powerful a unit which is running at very low load as the efficiency won’t be optimal. Thus, using a high end unit which can output more than 700W to power a basic office or home PC is rather silly.
Today we are going to take a break from reviewing high performance products aimed towards enthusiasts and test a value PSU from Akasa, the Essential Power 350W. This product is meant to be not much more than a reliable power source for entry-level PCs at the lowest possible cost.
Manufacturer’s Features and Specifications
Compliant with Intel ATX 12V version 2.2
12cm fan auto-controlled by PSU for optimal cooling
Enhanced 5V standby (+5Vsb) to 2.5A for USB support
Energy saving Power Factor Correction (PFC)
Dual 12V rails give safe optimised power distribution
PCI-E connector for GPU power requirement
Black cable sleeve for all cables
Full safety approvals
Over current, over voltage, short circuit protections
350W Power Supply
AMD and Intel systems
140 x 149 x 85mm
120 x 120 x 25mm
Intelligent auto-thermal fan control
Energy saving PFC
1 x 24/20 pins
Molex (4 pin)
Black Mesh Sleeve
AC power input range
100 / 240V with manual switch
Over Voltage/Current/ short Circuit
AK-P350G – 350W
Packaging and Bundle
The Akasa Essential power 350W unit arrives in a rather simple cardboard package. The unit itself is wrapped in a simple plastic bag but it is protected by adequately thick Styrofoam pieces. You will receive no manual or other items bundled with this product, apart from a thin AC power cable.
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