Cables and Connectors
The PSU is equipped with the following cables and connectors:
- Mainboard cable with a 24-pin connector (53cm)
- CPU cable with an 8-pin connector (59cm)
- CPU cable with a 4+4-pin connector (59cm)
- Two graphics card cables with one 6+2-pin connector on each (59cm)
- Fan’s tachometer cable (55cm)
- Four connectors for graphics card cables
- Six connectors for peripheral power cables
Included with the PSU are:
- Two graphics card cables with two 6+2-pin connectors on each (50cm)
- One cable with three Molex connectors and one floppy-drive plug (45+10+10+10cm)
- One cable with three Molex connectors (45+10+10cm)
- Three cables with four SATA power connectors on each (46+10+10+10cm)
So, even though quite a lot of the PSU’s connectors are unused, you have as many as six 6+2-pin graphics card connectors, six power connectors for PATA drives, and 12 power connectors for SATA drives.
The PSU has a max output power of 850 watts and the manufacturer claims it can work at such load continuously at an air temperature of 50°C. The PSU can yield up to 840 watts across its +12V power rail which is split into six lines. These lines are “virtual” because, notwithstanding the two transformers, the Revolution 85+ is no different from ordinary single-transformer PSUs for the load connected to it and imposes no specific restrictions.
Together with an APC BackUPS SC 620 this PSU worked at loads up to 385W (from the mains) and 350W (from the batteries). The pair switched to the batteries normally. The UPS was absolutely stable, producing just a soft buzz.