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Pros mini-box quality efficient silent 24 and 4 pin connectors
Cons too tall for a 1U case
Summary I already own a bunch of picopsu (80, 90, 150xt, m4-atx) besides some of mini-box's other gear, and the quality is always top notch. This part is no exception so far.
I didn't need this much power (Core i3 540, mini-itx, ssd), but I chose this part because it's cheaper than the other picopsu skus here, and I already have more than enough power bricks.
Unfortunately, I bought it to go into a 1U server case, and it's just slightly too tall to fit. When you look at this thing, you realize that they couldn't have made it any smaller, but I would have appreciated had they made it shorter and wider, or mount the pcb at 90 degrees to lie flat. At the very least, I think they should print a notice in the description that it's taller than 1U. So I guess that's my purpose here.
Other than that beef, this would be another 5-star part from mini-box. If you're planning on putting it anywhere but in a 1U case, then don't hesitate.
Pros Small form factor, works with most itx boards, perfect for carputer*
Cons *not a smart power supply, not many connectors, doesn't come with the brick (but i knew that)
Summary you can not run this with a vehicles charging system, when you start the vehcile the voltage on the pus goes to 1`4v and the computer shuts down. other than that for a computer that is attached to a monitor or a small htpc its perfect. for a car pc not such a great idea by itself.
picoPSU-160-XT High power, 24 pin mini-ITX power supply in a small package (picoPSU)
High Reliability design, less cables. The picoPSU-160-XT is the toughest plug-in 12V ATX dc-dc power supply. The picoPSU is compatible with an entire range of mini-itx motherboards as well as regular boards. The picoPSU-160-XT provides a cool, silent 160 Watts (200 watt peak) of power for small PC designs using a single 12V power source.
By using Patent Pending HyperWatt[TM] technologies , picoPSU-160-XT packs an impressive amount of power relative with its very small footprint. picoPSU-160-XT has several key advantages over traditional power supplies:
- Very small , can build unltra-compact PC enclosures and slim server enclosures. - Fits any motherboard equipped with a 24pin ATX connector. - 100% silent, fanless, no moving parts. - Operates at only 12V. - Highly efficient design, does not produce a lot of heat. - Ideal for boards such as D945GCLF2, DG45FC, (Atom, Core 2 Duo) as well as all VIA C7/nano or AMD motherboards.
Small computer projects start with small power supplies. picoPSU-160-XT is a crucial key component that unleashes the ultimate power solution for general purpose computing platforms. picoPSU-160-XT is fully ATX compliant PSU, making it an excellent candidate for any silent, fanless and small 12V DC-DC ATX PC power supply project.
Reduc space. Eliminate 24 unnecessary wires by plugging in directly into the motherboard ATX connector. The picoPSU-160-XT 12V dc-dc ATX converter was designed from ground up to fit small form factor ATX boards, allowing enclosure designers to save space while not compromising power requirements.
Cool power. Operating at only 12V, the picoPSU-160-XT dc-dc ATX power supply delivers 160 Watts of power. picoPSU provides plenty of power (via ATX connector and HDD cable harness) for CPU and an entire range of peripherals.
100% Silent The picoPSU-160-XT mini PSU is a 100% silent fanless dc to dc solution. No fans, no noise, just power for small and silent PCs.
picoPSU-160-XT is a fully compliant DC-DC ATX PC PSU. It can power VIA mini-ITX boards with C3 / C7 processors, P3, P4, Pentium-M, Core Duo versions and low power AMD processors.
picoPSU-160-XT ATX DC-DC converter is very small, measuring just 31x53x15mm, about the size of two AA batteries, picoPSU-160-XT is also 1U ServerRack compliant.
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