Antec EarthWatts EA 380D Green 380Wby Martin Kaffei on October 2, 2010 7:00 PM EST
Cables and Connectors
A small rubber ring protects the outgoing cables from damage caused by rubbing against the casing. Except for the 24pin-cable, all of he cables are unsleeved, which again keeps costs down. A few cable ties help keep the cables somewhat organized. If you're used to higher end PSUs, the cabling on the EarthWatts Green looks like a throwback to older/cheaper designs, but the internals are still modern.
|Cables and Connectors|
|Fixed||Main||24-pin 50 cm|
|ATX12V/EPS12V||4+4-pin 50 cm|
|PCIe||1x 6-pin 50 cm|
|Peripheral||3x PATA 50-80 cm + 1x Floppy 95 cm|
|3x SATA 50-80 cm / 2x SATA 50-65 cm + 1x PATA 80 cm|
The number of connectors is adequate for the PSU capacity. Five SATA and four PATA plugs are enough for the HDDs and other peripheral hardware of most systems. The 24-pin, 4+4-pin ATX12V and 6-pin PCIe-cords have a length of 50 cm. This is average and we have seen longer cables, but this PSU will mainly be used in Mid- or Mini-Towers.