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Antec EarthWatts EA-380D Green 380 Watt 80 PLUS BRONZE Power Supply
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- 380Watt Bronze Certified ATX12V v2.3 power supply, with Dual 12V output circuits. PFC up to 99%
- Includes, Universal Input, Active Power Factor Correction (PFC)
- Connectors feature, EPS 8pin(4+4) and 1- 6pin PCI-E, 1 - 20+4 MoBo, 5 SATA, 4 Molex and 1 floppy. Includes 80mm low noise cooling fan.
- Help save the environment with this EarthWatts Green PSU, it comes WITHOUT the AC cord so use the one you are upgrading from!
- Antec always uses Continuous Power for all labels and model names.
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Get the power you need and the low electric bill you want with Antec’s EarthWatts 380D Green! One of the most powerful supplies on the planet,the EA-380D Green delivers 380 watts of reliable, continuous power while meeting the Bronze level of performance from 80 PLUS, the most widely recognized independent standard in power supply efficiency. Plus, the EA-380D Green boasts Universal Input and a quiet 80mm fan to keep everything cool. “Go green” with Antec’s EA-380D Green: an efficient, cost-effective power supply solution that lets you power your equipment, save money and protect the environment. To help protect the environment even more, this unit does not come with and AC cord, just re-use the one it is replacing!
From the Manufacturer
With 380 Watts of continuous power, the Antec EarthWatts EA-380D Green PC Power Supply not only provides a cost-effective power solution, but also helps you save money and protect the environment. The EA-380D features a quiet, 80-millimeter fan, two +12-Volt output circuits for added system stability and safety, Universal AC Input, industrial-grade circuit protection, and a wide variety of connectors for swift customization.
Highly Efficient Power Supply Saves Energy
The Antec EarthWatts EA-380D Green PC Power Supply meets the Bronze level of efficiency from 80 PLUS, the most widely recognized independent standard in power-supply efficiency. With this certification, you can rest assured that the EA-380D is at least 80-percent (or greater) energy efficient, meaning you will save energy while reducing heat output and fan noise.
Help the Environment and Save Money
An Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) ensures a power factor of up to 99-percent, which reduces transmission losses and improves efficiency for power companies, making Active PFC an important feature for the environment. The EA-380D is also EUP compliant for efficiency and low standby power consumption.
Industrial-grade Protection Circuitry Prevents Damage
With industrial-grade protection circuitry that protects both the power supply and other equipment, the EA-380D safely guards your system against short circuits, power overloads, overvoltage, and other electrical dangers. It also boasts UL, CUL, FCC, T�V, CE, CB, C-tick, CCC, and BSMI safety approvals, and an 80-millimeter low-noise fan keeps the power supply cool for extended use.
Universal Input for Increased Versatility
The Universal Input feature allows you to automatically connect your EA-380D to any power grid in the world within 90-240 VAC without having to adjust the input-power select switch.
Assortment of Power Supply Connectors
An assortment of power-supply connectors provides multiple options for customizing your case. The 24-pin power connector goes to the motherboard, the ATX/EPS connector allows for a dedicated power supply to the processor, and two PCI-E connectors (6-pin and 6+2 pin) are used for PCI Express graphics cards. In addition, there are connectors for hard-disk drives, floppy drives, and SATA drives.
Weighing 3.6 pounds, the EA-380D measures 3.4 x 5.9 x 5.5 inches (H x W x D). It has dual +12-Volt output circuits for a maximum combined output of 336 Watts.
The Antec EarthWatts EA-380D Green PC Power Supply is backed by a three-year manufacturer's limited warranty.
What's in the Box
EarthWatts EA-380D Green PC Power Supply (power cord not included; you'll want to reuse your existing cord to help reduce waste and protect the environment).
|Continuous Power||500 watts||430 watts||380 watts|
|ATX12V Version 2.3||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|3.4" x 5.9" x 5.5"||3.4" x 5.9" x 5.5"||3.4" x 5.9" x 5.5"|
Top Customer Reviews
After using it for a while, I have been impressed with the lack of fan sound. It is almost silent and very impressive for a power supply in this price range. By switching to a fanless video card, I was able to make a PC that is essentially silent. I actually thought that I hadn't hit the power button properly or that something was defective before the projector found the signal.
Yes, a projector in the kitchen. I will be single for life.
The EarthWatts has been pretty perfect for my needs, and I regret not putting more thought into the power supply for my main PC. I think it is a good choice if the price remains competitive. If reliability is an issue, I will update this review and start dating.
You should realize that most power supplies are WAY over-powered for common needs. It is truly a case of more is less. Let me explain: power supplies run their most efficient at 50% of their total rating. It is at the 50% mark that the efficiency ratings are based (80 plus, bronze, etc).
I strongly recommend getting a killawatt to determine how much system power you will need to function, then base a power supply selection on that. In my case, my HTPC (i3-3225 on an asrock z77 pro4m, 16gb RAM, 120gb SSD and 1tb HDD) was only consuming 48Watts at max usage. If I'm only running 50W (as I confirmed with my Kill-a-watt), technically I should get a power supply sized at 100W. But there really isn't a power supply that small! The popular Antec EA-380D Green at 380W, (tiny by market standards), is still overkill for my system. It may even be running outside the specs that qualify it for its 80 Plus Bronze certification! But it's the closest thing I can find.
Other pros: the fan is very quiet.
Very happy with this! 5 stars
Still going strong over 1 year into using. I've generously upgraded the storage of my system, I still find plenty of expansion room in my power needs. Would absolutely buy again.
I recently added a UPS backup to the system. One of the great features about a small power supply such as this is the capability to use a non true sine-wave UPS. Usually for active PFC power supplies such as this one, a pure sine wave is required(which can be very expensive). However given the low power rating, 380, you can get away with an approximated sine wave. I am currently using an APC Back-UPS 550 (BE550G), which I can confirm is compatible with the EA-380D.
3 years and counting. Not one hitch. System on nearly 24/7 as media center server/HTPC.
Nearly four years later, this PSU is still working with zero issues. I've added a couple more of peripherals since then, which has understandably pushed the power consumption to about 10W more on idle. Other than that, I don't see any sign of deterioration. I upped the rating to its well-deserved 5 stars. It is definitely one of the best products I have ever purchased.
I was looking for a replacement for my generic PSU, since my system at times felt like it didn't want to power up: it seemed it didn't have enough power. I have a couple of other desktops that run off ANTEC PSUs, and I have had no problems with them over the years. After reading the reviews, I decided to purchase this one because it's got good reviews and is 80 plus bronze. I thought I could save some energy as well. It worked right out of the box with no issues and as far as power consumption is concerned, here are the numbers from my Kill-a-Watt meter:
Old system on Idle: 66-68W
System with 380D on Idle: 57-60W
Old system running at full: 100-105W
System with 380D at full: 85-90W
I believe it would have saved more power if it had a max. output of, say, 300W instead of 380W, since at lower loads, it is not running as efficiently as it is at higher ones. I am not using this particular system for any kind of gaming and I don't have a lot of cards or drives in my system; a 380W PSU is definitely an overkill. I wish they offered one with a smaller output.
My take on this is that if your system is running at more than 80W at idle and 120W at full and there are some issues with your generic PSU, then it would probably be justified to spend $45 for this. Otherwise, you are better off sticking to your existing PSU until its end of life. (I ran some numbers. The savings on my annual energy bill would just be about $5. It would take 9 years to recoup the cost.)