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Akasa Essential Power 350W PSU


by Grace - 12th September 2008
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Introduction


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
Application
350W Power Supply
Designed for
AMD and Intel systems
PSU dimension
140 x 149 x 85mm
Fan dimension
120 x 120 x 25mm
Thermal control
Intelligent auto-thermal fan control
Ventilation
Honeycomb structure
Colour
Satin Black
Energy saving PFC
Passive
Mainboard power
1 x 24/20 pins
4-pin ATX12V
1
6-pin PCIe
1
SATA
2
Floppy
2
Molex (4 pin)
6
Cables finish
Black Mesh Sleeve
AC power input range
100 / 240V with manual switch
Protection
Over Voltage/Current/ short Circuit
Product code
AK-P350PG-BK

AK-P350G - 350W
Rail
Wattage
Maximum load
+3.3V
180w
20.0A
+5V
25.0A
+12V1
192w
10.0A
12A
+12V2
15.0A
-12V
6w
0.5A
+5Vsb
12.5w
2.5A

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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