Enermax ECO80+ 350w ATX PSU

Introduction & Specifications

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Introduction
 
Founded in 1990 by a group of young professionals, Enermax is one of few PSU manufacturers that can boast having their very own production line. This, combined with a dedicated team designers & developers has enabled Enermax to produce a whole host of award wining products over the years which have indisputably positioned them as one of the 'top dogs' in their field.
 
Recently we had a chance to take a look at both their high-end Revolution85+ 950w unit and the more modest Liberty ECO 500w. Both proved to be excellent contenders walking away with our Editors Choice and Recommended awards respectively. However today, having already covered the high and medium ranges we're going to take a look at an entry level unit  designed for those with less demanding energy requirements.
 
Branded simply the ECO80+, it is immediately apparent that this unit is all about being eco friendly. Therefore it comes as no surprise that the unit is only available in low wattage models ranging from 350-620w with the 350w actually being the only model listed on Enermax's UK website (other models coming soon). Here's what Enermax had to say about the unit we're going to be taking a look at today:
 
80PLUS® efficency
80-86% efficiency at 20-100% load. ECO80+ is certified by 80PLUS® organisation

Magma fan inside!
Integrated Magma fan guarantees best possible and ultra silent cooling, due to patented Twister Bearing Technology and BATWING blades. Self-lubricating bearing material enhances life expectancy up to 100.000 hours

Intel ATX12V v2.3
ATX12V v2.3 support for latest Intel® Core 2 Duo™ / Quad™ / Extreme™ / i7™, AMD® Athlon™ 64X2 and Phenom™

SpeedGuard
Patented fuzzy logic 12cm fan speed control for optimal cooling and minimum noise

AirGuard
Patented air-inlet with optimal aero-dynamical design reduces noisy air turbulences.

SafeGuard
Industry-leading octuple protection circuitry (OCP, OVP, AC UVP, DC UVP, OPP, OTP, SCP, and SIP)

Non-Stop @ 40°C
Non-stop industrial class performance at 40°C/104°F ambient

EMC ready!
Full-scale electromagnetic filtering protects your system against radiation interferences (CE EMC EN61204 compliance)

Dimensions (W x H x D)
150 x 86 x 140mm

Warranty
3 years vendor warranty
 
All in all the specifications are pretty much what we've come to expect of Enermax. You get a unit with 80-86% efficiency depending on load, support for the latest motherboards, various safety and noise reduction features, assurance that the unit can maintain its stated output rating at 40°C and of course a 3 year warranty. Enermax has also used one of their very own Magma Twister fans inside the unit which retail at just shy of £10 each in the shops. Not bad at all!
  
Enermax ECO80+ 350w Rail Layout
DC Output +3.3V +5V +12V1 +12V2 +12V3 +12V4 +12V5 +12V6 -12V +5VSB
20A 20A 17A 17A - - - - 0.6A 3A
Max Power 110W 324W 7.2W 15W
350W (385W Peak)
 
Moving on to the power distribution, everything is once again pretty much standard. The ECO80+ 350w has a total of two +12v rails each rated to a maximum of 17A with a combined output of 324W (27A). It's certainly not going to power any high-end gaming systems, but it should be more than capable of powering any modern system minus the monsterous GPU or 10 disk RAID array. The +3.3v and +5v rails also share a reasonable amount of the power with a total of 110w to divide between them.
 
Now lets see how the ECO80+ arrived at our office...
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Most Recent Comments

19-06-2009, 07:49:40

JN
"Enermax show us that you don't need to buy a high-output PSU to get all the fancy trimmings. As today we review their latest 350w model, the ECO80+."

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Enermax ECO80+ 350w ATX PSU

19-06-2009, 07:55:13

Rastalovich
Great stuff, great unit, nice1.

45.99 rrp, where I'd expect online firms to probably cut that a little.

19-06-2009, 07:57:39

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Rastalovich'
Great stuff, great unit, nice1.

45.99 rrp, where I'd expect online firms to probably cut that a little.
Yeah with a bit of competition between scan/ocuk I think it could probably be had for closer to 40. Considering its fitted with a ~10 fan too, its worth every penny imo.

19-06-2009, 09:06:54

tinytomlogan
Aye looks to be a great little unit, well worth the money for a basic system.

19-06-2009, 11:09:30

maxw
On the connectors bit, the table header is "BFG EX-1200 Connectors"

Nice review, I might get one to put in a friends build

19-06-2009, 12:49:00

FarFarAway
Looks like an absolute cracking unit at a superb price. People who still buy ebuyer own PSU's instead of this thing need to be shot

Great review Jim

19-06-2009, 16:00:16

JN
Thanks all..

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='maxw'
On the connectors bit, the table header is "BFG EX-1200 Connectors"
..and wh000ps well spotted.

19-06-2009, 17:48:34

monkey7
Great little unit for smaller builds. Rock stable, 450W max, not bad at all
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