650W Antec EAG Power Supply PRO PSU Reviews Technology

Antec EAG Pro 650W Earths Watt Gold Power Supply Overview

Antec EAG Pro 650W Earths Watt Gold Power Supply Overview

Introduction

Antec, Inc. is the world leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC update and Do-It-Yourself markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has maintained its position as a world leader in the market and international provider of silent, efficient and innovative products. Its product lines include PC Chassis, CPU Cooler, PSU, Fans, etc. Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China, and Taiwan. The company's products are sold in more than 40 countries around the world.

Antec sent us their EAG Pro 650W PSU for review. It is a semi-modular power supply that covers the mid-range market. It has a full-bridge LLC design of server class with synchronous rectification. It comes with the fulfillment of the ERP Lot 6 certification. It is built with APFC technology that improves the reliability and performance of the product. By being compatible with Erp Lot 6 and CE, you can reduce utility costs by saving energy. Since we do not have adequate test equipment at this time; We will give you a general description of the PSU and the details of the PCB and the circuits used in this PSU. This power supply has a single + 12V rail for stable power. It has a 120 mm fan for silent cooling.

  • Article: EAG PRO 650W
  • Manufacturer: Antec
  • Series: EarthWatt

PKR 12999009 / PKR [At the time of the review]
  • Availability: PakDukaan [19659007] Specification
  • Packaging and Unboxing

    The power supply comes inside a black and white cardboard box. At the top, the Antec brand is printed on the upper left. The EAG series is printed on the upper right. The fan image of the unit with Antec printed on the label is printed in the main section. A warranty stamp is printed on the right side indicating that this unit delivers full watts without traps. Eath Watts Gold Pro 650W is printed on the bottom. The unit is 80 Plus Gold certified. It's Intel Haswell ready. The unit is designed by Antec in California. It is a modular power supply (Semi) ATX.

    The back of the packaging box has outstanding features of the unit printed in 6 different languages. Antec is printed on the upper left. EAG Pro 650W is printed on the top right. Power Table and other technical specifications are printed on the left side. The unit has an energy efficiency of up to 91%, although its website says it has an efficiency of up to 92%. The unit presents silent computing. This unit has a 3 year Antec warranty. The contact information for your customer service in several regions is printed on the bottom. The information labels of the different regulations to which this unit complied are printed in the center of the lower part.

    This side of the packaging box has the Antec mark printed on the top left. The EAG PRO 650W is printed in the middle along with the 91% maximum efficiency rating and the mention of the advanced management of hybrid cables.

    This side has the Antec mark printed on the top left. In the middle, EATAS DE TIERRA is printed mentioning the series of the power supply.

    The left and right sides have an identical design. Antec is printed on the upper left. EAG PRO 650W is printed on the bottom. The ATX modular power supply is also printed on the bottom.

    Accessories

    We have a power cord only in the box.

    Closer look

    The unit is wrapped inside the airbag container for added security during shipment. This is a semi-modular PSU with only 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS cables pre-installed and coming out of the PSU. Other cables are modular and can be connected when necessary. The unit follows the Intel form factor of ATX 12V V 2.3. It has a dimension of 150 x 140 x 86 mm. The input AC voltage range is 100-240VAC. The input current is 10A to 5A. The input frequency range is 50 – 60 Hz. The efficiency is a maximum of 91% typical load. The good power is 100-500ms. The operating temperature range is from 0 to 40 ° C. The unit has 120mm silent fan. MTBF is ≥ 100,000 hours. The unit has basic protection characteristics of OCP / OVP / UVP / OPP / OTP / SCP / SIP / NLO.

    The upper part of the PSU has a standard 120mm fan to cool the PSU circuit. There is a sticker on the fan motor hub with Antec printed on it. There is a warranty voiding label attached to one of the screws that removes the warranty. There is a fan grill on top. The fan is thermally controlled with low voltage fan control to optimize heat and noise management.

    This side of the power supply has a flat surface area. The Antec brand is recorded in the lower right.

    This side of the unit has the feed information label pasted into the main section. This label is two color tones; Dark yellow and black. The Antec brand is printed on the top. The unit is designed in California. The information label without serial number is pasted on the right side. The model of the unit is EA650G PRO. It is a switched power supply with Active Power PFC. The unit has a single rail of + 12V with 600W and 50A in it. The input voltage range is 100-240 VAC with a frequency range of 50 Hz to 60 Hz.

    The rear side has a mesh that covers the entire side for effective heat dissipation . There is a 3-pin power connector and an on / off button.

    The underside of the unit has a solid cover without any ventilation.

    The unit has a 24-pin ATX power cable and an 8-pin EPS cable with a black mesh screen. Other cables are modular and are flat type. The information of the connectors is as follows: –

    Connector Quantity Cable length (approx.)
    MB 20 + 4 pins 1x 600 mm
    CPU 12V 4 + 4 Pin 1x 650mm
    PCIe 6 + 2 Pin 4x [2x on one cable] 800mm (650 + 150)
    SATA 4x 1000mm 1000mm 1000mm 1000mm 1000mm 1000mm 1000mm ] Peripheral 4 pins 5x [3x on one cable, 2x on the second cable] 1000 mm
    Cable FDD 4 pins 1x [On the Molex connectors’ cable] [196590003]

    It's time to take a closer look at the PCB and circuit design. As the computer is composed of multiple sophisticated circuits, it needs one to guarantee the uninterrupted availability of different stable voltages, that is, + 5V, -5V, + 12V, -12V, 3.3V, etc. in the respective terminals of a power supply. In addition to taking stable voltages into account, the current requirements also change with the operating time: they are driven by the load connected in the output stage of the power supply. But the consideration of the parameters not only ends in the requirements of voltage and current, but extends to characteristics such as the harmonic factor, cross-charge regulation, noise resistance and other safety parameters, including OVP surge protection and protection against OCP overcurrents, etc. to guarantee optimization and standardized power supply for PC.

    Reliability, stability and continuous power supply are the characteristics cited by Antec for its competitive Earthwatt product line, ie 650W Gold Pro. What makes the power supplies ensure that the features mentioned above are will show in later paragraphs. To mention a few, these are definitely implemented quality components, power conversion topologies used, safety parameters applied, harmonic techniques suppressed and in accordance with the IEC standards that confirm a power supply to deliver the desired results.

    With the growing demand for The power of computer systems, many improvements have been made and are being made. Among them, the introduction of the correction of the active power factor, the conversion of synchronous resonant power, the rectification of the synchronous curve in the secondary stage, etc. in the food units, its efficiency has increased significantly. Anyway, jump directly to an open power supply unit, a black PCB casing in your nest, is populated with the necessary components.

    In the input stage (image below), the high voltage components of epoxy can be easily seen The encapsulation of components with epoxy resin helps to resist vibration, provides thermal conduction and absorption of impacts The blue ceramic capacitors (can be seen as soldered through the AC voltage input) serve to avoid high frequency noise superimposed on the ground. The green wire is used to ground the body of the power supply. In addition, AC power is received with the EMI interference filter stage, which is composed of coils covered with black sleeves.

    The attached image contains a large diameter filter capacitor. It is connected after the full-wave rectifier bridge of the heat sink. The sinusoidal DC voltage of the rectifier filters through this tolerance capacitor of 105 ºC of good quality of the Nippon Chemi-Con corporation. The white silicon transistors that form the full-wave bridge for the LLC circuit can be seen in the background with a large black heat sink.

    The most differentiating feature of this power supply is its resonant circuit of LLC-based topology energy conversion. This topology provides a very high efficiency compared to those supplies that are not equipped with it. It achieves its efficiency to operate on the resonant frequency of the LLC circuit (Inductor – Inductor-capacitor) and the zero switching losses. All the components nested in black PCB have been noted in the attached image to have a complete image of the building blocks in front of the readers.

    Finally, reaching its secondary side, it is equipped with a synchronous rectification stage, Power Supervisor ic WT7527 together with capacitors manufactured by Taepon for filtering. The different voltage 3.3 V, 5V, 12 V, -12V is branching from this stage to send a PCB with Molex connectors (SATA, VGA and Peripherals) and direct black cables for the exciting 24-pin motherboard and CPU connectors 2 × 4 pins. [19659003]

    After passing through the building blocks projecting from the power supplies, it is clear that Antec has harbored all those characteristics by which a power supply becomes reliable, robust and efficient.

    Tests [19659011] As we do not have the right equipment to measure the performance of the PSU, particularly its waveforms to determine the true performance potential, we used Thermaltake Dr. Power II to test the sample unit.

    Thermaltake Dr. Power II has the functionality to test ATX 20 + 4 pins, CPU 4 + 4 pins, PCIe 6 or 8 pins, SATA and peripheral connectors and inform the corresponding voltages when putting a load on the PSU. It also has the ability to report problems with the power supply.

    The reported voltages should be compared with the Intel standard and the measurement range of the test equipment. The table below has the Intel Standard, Measuring Range and Voltages reported:

    All tested voltages are within the Intel standard. Here are the reported voltages of the connectors:

    Connector Tested voltage (V)
    ATX 24-Pin +12.1
    CPU 4 + 4 Pin + 12V +12.1 [19659065] ] PCIe 6/8 Pin + 12V +12.1
    Peripheral +5.0, +12.1
    SATA +5.0, +3.2, +12.1

    Conclusion

    The series EarthWatts Gold Pro presents a high performance with a rating of 80 Plus Gold that offers up to 92% efficiency and reduces the electricity bill. With hybrid modular wiring, a silent 120mm fan controlled by Antec Thermal Manager and CircuitShield industrial grade protection, all backed by its legitimate warranty. The Antec EA650G Pro is a mid-level power supply that has all the alarms needed to do its job. It is an ecological food source, as it complies with the ERP Lot 6 certification. That and CE would allow this unit to save more energy and put less burden on your utility bill. The unit has a dimension of 150mm (L) x140mm (W) x86mm (H).

    This is a semi-modular power supply with only 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS cables pre-installed and coming from the power supply. Other cables are modular and can be connected when necessary. The unit follows the Intel form factor of ATX 12V V 2.3. It has a dimension of 150 x 140 x 86 mm. The input AC voltage range is 100-240VAC. The input current is 10A to 5A. The input frequency range is 50 – 60 Hz. The efficiency is 91% maximum in typical load. The good power is 100-500ms. The operating temperature range is from 0 to 40 ° C. The unit has 120mm silent fan. MTBF is ≥ 100,000 hours. The unit has basic protection characteristics of OCP / OVP / UVP / OPP / OTP / SCP / SIP / NLO. The connectors included in the packaging box are 1x 20 + 4 Pin Motherboard Connector, 1x 4 + 4 Pin CPU Connector, 4x 6 + 2 Pin PCIe Connectors, 4x SATA Connectors, 5x 4-Pin Peripheral Connectors, 1x FDD Cable 4 -Pin which is a part of the power cable of the Molex connectors. The power supply has a + 12V rail with 50 A that delivers 600W continuous.

    The most differentiating characteristic of this power supply is its power conversion based on the topology of the resonant LLC circuit. This topology provides a very high efficiency compared to those supplies that are not equipped with it. It achieves its efficiency to operate on the resonant frequency of the LLC circuit (Inductor – Inductor-capacitor) and the zero switching losses. The unit employs a high quality Japanese capacitor with a tolerance of 105 ° C from Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation. High potency epoxy potted components are in the unit inlet stage. The encapsulation of components with epoxy resin helps them resist vibration, provides thermal conduction and absorption of impacts.

    The Antec definitely implemented high-quality components, used power conversion topologies, applied safety parameters, eliminated harmonic techniques and complies with the IEC standards that confirm a power source to deliver the desired results. This unit has high quality components and is recommended for construction of medium to high level games or for a relevant use within this category. The unit is at PKR 12,999 / – at the time of review and competes against the likes of Corsair RM650x and others. The prices are competitive and the quality of the components that are included at this price make it an excellent offer.

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