Zalman ZM460-APS Power Supply

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FAN


Zalman has used NMB fans in their past products.

You wouldn't know it from the model number, but the fan is a low speed, dual ball bearing model. The current rating on the label (0.25A) does not match any of the (numerous) spec sheets I was able to find (0.19A), but fans of this rating tend to be low to medium speed.

CABLES AND CONNECTORS

There are a total of seven cable sets and three adapters, all of which are sleeved in black nylon mesh. Zalman is one of the few brands that lists the length of each cable in the manual, so we were saved the trouble of measuring them ourselves. As mentioned already, there are several adapter cables included that allow unusual configurations without cluttering up the design with extra cable sets.

  • 21" (550mm) cable for main 20+4-pin ATX connector
  • 21" (550mm) cable for auxiliary 4+4-pin 12V AUX connector (ATX12V/EPS12V compatible)
  • 21" (550mm) cable for 6-pin PCIe connector
  • 21" (400 + 150mm) cable with two SATA drive connectors
  • 2 x 33" (550 + 150 + 150mm) cable with two 4-pin IDE drive connectors and one floppy connector
  • 33" (550 + 150 + 150mm) cable with three 4-pin IDE drive connectors
  • ??" PCIe splitter for dual VGA systems
  • ??" IDE to 2 x SATA adapter for drives with three or more SATA drives
  • ??" IDE to 3-pin fan header adapter (2 x 12V, 2 x 5V)

The cables are of average length, but, thanks to the extra adapters, there are relatively few in total. This should be good for cable management, as there will be less extra cables that need to be hidden away in the final build. Very few people are likely to use all of the available connectors, and even fewer will need the adapters.



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