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Zalman ZM1250 Platinum 1250W 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Review - Cabling Arrangement and A Look Inside


By: | 80 PLUS Platinum PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 14, 2013 8:36 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Zalman

Cabling Arrangement

 

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Zalman provides a great selection of cables to go along with the ZM1250. Dual ATX 4+4 and EPS12V connectors are available for those who need it, though it would be nice to see one of these available as a modular connector so that excess cabling could be removed if it isn't needed.

 

Two different types of PCI-E cables are provided. Two of them have dual PCI-E connectors while the other four feature only single connectors. Peripherals are handled via 12 SATA connectors over three cables and nine Molex connectors over two cables. There is a single FDD adapter included should it be needed.

 

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Rail distribution is simple for a dual rail power supply. The first 12V rail provides power for the CPU, motherboard, and all peripheral connections. The second 12V rail handles power for all PCI-E connections. It doesn't get much simpler than this and is spelled out on the I/O specification label for the user.

 

 

A Look Inside

 

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Passive cooling is handled via multiple heat sinks around the unit. There isn't any fancy heat pipe cooling like we saw with the ZM1000-HP Plus, but rather solid pieces of aluminum to draw the heat away.

 

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A pair of Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors reside on the primary side of the Zalman ZM1250 Platinum power supply.

 

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More Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors are found on the secondary side as well.

 

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Ong Hua provides the active cooling fan for the ZM1250. The HA1425M12B-Z fan is a 140mm ball bearing fan.

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