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Cables and Connectors

Both PSUs have the same cables and connectors:

  • Mainboard cable with a 20+4-pin connector (44cm)
  • CPU cable with a 4+4-pin connector (37cm)
  • Graphics card cable with one 6+2-pin and one 6-pin connector (46+15cm)
  • One cable with three Molex connectors and one floppy-drive plug (37+15+15+15cm)
  • One cable with two SATA power connectors and one Molex connector (37+15+15cm)
  • One cable with three SATA power connectors (47+15+15cm)

Although this is the junior PSU series in Ikonik’s product range, the company does not save on cables: there are two graphics card connectors and as many as five SATA power plugs on two cables. In other words, you will most likely be able to do without adapters while assembling your system.

The cables have an average length. They will suit microATX and medium ATX system cases but may prove to be short in full-size “towers”.


The junior model can yield nearly all of its max output power of 400W across the +12V power rail divided into two “virtual” output lines. The load capacity of the +5V rail is low, but modern computers do not consume more than 30-40 watts from it.

The load capacity of the senior model’s output lines is higher proportionally to its increased wattage rating, and I have no complaints about its specs, too.

UPS Compatibility

Together with an APC SmartUPS SC 620 the Gaia power supplies worked at loads up to 363W when powered by the mains and 335W when powered by the batteries. The UPS switched to the batteries normally and was stable.

Thus, these PSUs are compatible with UPSes despite active PFC.

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