Zippy Emacs PSL-6850P G1 850w PSU

Introduction & Packaging


Just over a month ago I was given the opportunity to review one of Zippy Emacs first power supplies designed for the consumer market. Rated at 600w, the GSM-6600P proved to be an amazingly stable PSU with great efficiency and a sleek brushed aluminium casing. This combination of beautiful design and beastly power led to the unit obtaining our "Editors Choice" award, and a lot of people asking "Where can I get one?!?!". Hearing these cries of desperation, our friends over at Specialtech quickly hooked up with Zippy Emacs and will shortly have a full range of G1 units ready for worldwide delivery here.

Today I'll be looking at Zippy Emacs top-of-the-range PSL-6850P 850w unit with a massive 60a on a single +12v rail. Will this unit build on the excellent properties of the GSM-6600P? Let's find out...

About Zippy
"Founded in April 1983, ZIPPY Technology Corporation started out with the design and development of Switches, specializing in mold tooling and material engineering. The success of our Switches Division set the stepping-stone for a multitude of advancements in the upcoming years.

Riding amidst the wave towards rapidly developing e-business, our Power Division was established in 1993 and quickly set a strong foot-hold in the research and development in power supplies, particularly in Server Power Supply and Redundant Power Supply.

With more than twenty years of experience, we are more than confident to face the 21st century’s rapid advancement in electronics, biotechnologies and nanotechnologies. Working as a team, our staffs are ready to face any challenges heading our way."


The first thing you will notice about the PSL-6850P is the size and weight of its box. Substantially longer and heavier than the packaging of most other power supplies we've reviewed in the past (even some 1kw units), I was certainly appreciative for the carry handle on top.

Zippy Emacs G1 850w Packaging Zippy Emacs G1 850w Packaging

Zippy Emacs G1 850w Packaging Zippy Emacs G1 850w Packaging

All sides of the packaging have a brushed aluminium effect, very much like the recently reviewed GSM-6600P. The front of the box is printed with a picture of the unit along with some basic information on the best applications for the PSL-6850P.

The back of the box is where you'll find the most information on the unit. As previously mentioned in the GSM-6600P review, the English translation is pretty poor, but Zippy Emacs have informed OC3D that they will be working on this for future revisions of the packaging. Some of the units most notable features include a single +12v rail, High efficiency and SLI / Crossfire compatibility.

Zippy Emacs G1 850w Contents Zippy Emacs G1 850w Contents

The PSL-6850P is protected from knocks and dents by a single walled cardboard box and is sandwiched between two Styrofoam mouldings. These prevent the unit from moving around inside the box during any rough journeys.

Just like the GSM-6600P, the PSL-6850P package contains a sheet of paper with the test results from a Chroma ATE DC load stress tester. This is the kind of thing we would normally expect from a highly respected PSU manufacturer such as PCP&C, and therefore is a very reassuring inclusion with the Zippy Emacs unit.

The full contents of the box are as follows:
• 1x Mounting bracket for supporting PSU weight.
• 4x ATX screws.
• 1x Zippy Emacs manual.
• 1x Chroma ATE test report.
• 1x Zippy Emacs 850w PSU.

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Most Recent Comments

14-11-2006, 14:05:41

Mixed feelings with this one tbh. Unsure if I really like it or not :|Quote

14-11-2006, 14:32:39

simon d
I was thinking about this PSU, but I will wait until the new ATI DX10 card come out first and quad cores. I was hoping for 4x PCI-E connectors.Quote

14-11-2006, 14:46:02

Originally Posted by name='simon d'
I was thinking about this PSU, but I will wait until the new ATI DX10 card come out first and quad cores. I was hoping for 4x PCI-E connectors.
On looking at Zippy's site today it does look like they have a version of this PSU with 4xPCIE actually. I'll find out what the deal is.Quote

14-11-2006, 20:15:04


14-11-2006, 20:39:44

Looks to be a good solid PSU despite it's minor placement/cooling flaws.Quote

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