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Author: Lee Garbutt
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Aerocool AeroPower II 420 watt ATX

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is a name you might not be familiar with. 
Aerocool Advanced Technologies was founded in 2001 with headquarters in
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#00000B'>Taipei style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#00000B'>, style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#00000B'>Taiwan style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#00000B'> and a sales office in
Freemont, California style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#00000B'>. style='mso-spacerun:yes'>  Their specialty is airflow analysis, heat
transfer technologies and efficient designs. 

line of power supplies includes the AeroPower and AeroPower II models ranging
in size from 320 watts up to 520 watts. 
These units come loaded with extra features like LED fans, sleeved ATX
cables, tinted acrylic windows and two or three cooling fans.

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II 420 watt PSU – key features:

  • Titanium
    coated surface with blue or green acrylic windows
  • Two LED (blue
    or green) cooling fans
  • 3-speed fan
    control selector (Auto, Low, Medium)
  • Temperature
    speed control for external case fans
  • Tube-mesh
    sleeving on ATX power connector cable
  • Gold plated
  • Optional AC
    relay and Power Factor Correction (PFC) available
  • 2 year

for the AeroPower II 420 watt PSU are listed in the following table.

Aerocool advertises their AeroPower II PSUs as being class=GramE>coated/plated with titanium to reduce EMI. style='mso-spacerun:yes'>  Titanium is a hard, lightweight, strong and
very expensive metal.  To my knowledge it
cannot be electro-plated although it can be vacuum deposited. style='mso-spacerun:yes'>  Coating a steel enclosure with Titanium to
minimize EMI makes no sense to me, especially with the large fan and acrylic
window openings.  Whatever the coating is
it results in a beautiful finish!  At
first glance the AeroPower II appears to be chrome plated, but it is a darker
color – more like a smoked chrome finish. style='mso-spacerun:yes'>  This unit would really look nice in a clear
acrylic case.


Here are a few more pictures of the internal layout,
components and LED fans.

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fan contains four integral LEDs, which light up the PSU from the inside. style='mso-spacerun:yes'> 
The two acrylic side windows come in either a
blue or green tint depending on what color scheme you select. style='mso-spacerun:yes'>  Something else worth noting for anyone
considering 12 VDC TEC coolers is that the AeroPower 470 watt and 520 watt
units provide 28 Amps on the 12V rail.


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