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Many of the cable sets are "forked".
Cables on the Eco80+ were a little unusual in that several of the cable sets
are split so that multiple cable sets end up sharing a single fat cable as they
come out of the power supply. The splitting is facilitated by vinyl sleeving,
which holds the cable sets together in a single manageable bundle. It's an interesting
approach to cable management, and we are curious to see how effective it is
in actual use.
All cables are sleeved up to the first connector except where otherwise noted.
- Main ATX connector, 24-pin (21")
- CPU AUX connectors, 4+4-pin, each section on its own tail
- 4-pin AUX (22")
- 2nd half of 8-pin AUX (22") (mates with the first 4-pin connector
to create an 8-pin EPS connector)
- PCI-e connectors (cable splits in two at 11")
- 6-pin PCI-e (17")
- 6+2-pin PCI-e (17")
- Accessories (cable splits in three at 6")
- 3x IDE power connectors and 1x Floppy connector (29")
- 4x SATA power connectors (29")
- 2x SATA power connectors and 2x IDE power connectors (33")
The mixed SATA / IDE cable will probably be appreciated, since it will allow
most basic configurations (with SATA hard drives and a single optical drive)
to be wired with a single cable set. However, the order of the connectors seems
wrong; with the power supply located in the standard ATX position above the
CPU, the optical drives are closer to the power supply, and should thus the
IDE connectors should be first in the chain. On the other hand, the order is
correct when mounted in a case such as the
Antec P183 that locates the power supply at the bottom.
Things look pretty normal under the hood with all of the usual components in
the usual places. The input capacitor is rated for 85°C, but the outputs
are all 105°C.
One thing that did strike us was how neatly all of the output wires were routed
as they left the casing. The exposed solder points for all the output wires
were also coated in heatshrink.
The input side of things looks neat and tidy.
A top down view. Main transformer is marked Rong Chyuan.
The output cables are exceptionally neat and tidy, and and are wrapped
in heatshrink at the solder point.
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