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Akasa Power+ 650W Power Supply Review

Manufacturer: Akasa

Introduction and Features

The Performance Series Power+ 650W power supply from Akasa is reported to be very popular in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Europe and features heavy duty construction, four independent +12V outputs, and support for multi-CPU motherboards.  The Akasa 650W power supply unit (PSU) was designed for hi-performance desktop systems and incorporates dual fans in a push-pull configuration for exceptional cooling.  The Akasa PSU comes with sleeved cables, a wealth of connectors, and active PFC with universal AC input.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />



Akasa AK-P650FH PSU Key Features (from the Akasa website)



In addition to the power supply the Akasa box also includes a power cord, mounting screws, and a 4-pin to dual 3-pin fan adapter cable.



The Akasa Power+ 650W power supply was evaluated on both features and performance.  A full range of equipment was used to test the power supply under controlled load conditions.  In addition to measuring the power going in and coming out I looked at voltage regulation, electrical noise (AC ripple), sound level, efficiency and cost.  Here is a list of the equipment used during testing.



  • FLUKE 87-III True RMS digital multimeter (Accuracy +/- 0.05%)

  • WattsUp? Pro — digital wattmeter (Accuracy 3% of full scale)

  • Hitachi V-650F 60 MHz dual trace oscilloscope (Accuracy +/- 3%)

  • Powerstat Variable Autotransformer, 1.4 KVA, 0-140 VAC

  • FLUKE  52-II digital thermometer (Accuracy +/- 0.3ºC/0.5ºF)

  • Extech Model 407736 digital sound level meter (Accuracy +/- 1.5 dB)

  • AccuLab V1-10kg digital balance (Accuracy +/- 1g)

  • Homemade PSU load tester — selectable loads (up to 470W)

  • Seasonic PSU load tester (up to 137W)

Establishing a controlled load is critical to testing and evaluating a PC power supply.  I built my own power supply load tester using 13 wire-wound, ceramic resistors of various sizes.  This unit can now place up to a 470 watt combined load onto the power supply being tested and includes independent +12V1 and +12V2 loads.  Different combinations of resistors can be switched in or out to select various loads.  In addition to my own load tester, I also used a load tester manufactured by Seasonic (75W and 137W loads).


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