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Aerocool V12XT-600 Power Supply Review
Author: Gabriel Torres
Type: Reviews Last Updated: July 6, 2010
Page: 1 of 10
Introduction

The V12XT-600 is an 80 Plus Bronze-certified 600 W unit with a modular cabling system, from Aerocool. For some reason this unit is sold only outside the United States.

This power supply is manufactured by HEC/Compucase.

Aerocool V12XT-600 power supply
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Figure 1: Aerocool V12XT-600 power supply

Aerocool V12XT-600 power supply
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Figure 2: Aerocool V12XT-600 power supply

The Aerocool V12XT-600 is 6.3” (160 mm) deep, using a 140 mm fan on its bottom. The fan part number DFS132512H, makes us believe that it is a sleeve bearing model manufactured by YongLinXing Electronics, even though the brand, “Aerocool,” is printed on it. The fan glows in blue when turned on.

This unit features active PFC, of course.

It comes with a modular cabling system with six connectors, two red ones for video card power cables and four white ones for peripheral and SATA power connectors. What is really interesting about this unit is that its modular cabling system has blue LEDs illuminating the white connectors and orange LEDs illuminating the red connectors of the modular cabling system. Three cables are permanently attached to the power supply. The cables included are the following:

  • Main motherboard cable with a 20/24-pin connector, 18.5” (47 cm) long (permanently attached to the power supply)
  • One cable with one ATX12V connector, 18.9” (48 cm) long (permanently attached to the power supply)
  • One cable with one EPS12V connector, 18.9” (48 cm) long (permanently attached to the power supply)
  • Two cables, each with one six-pin connector and one six/eight-pin connector for video cards per cable, 19.7” (50 cm) to the first connector and 4” (10 cm) between connectors (modular cabling system)
  • Two cables, each with four SATA power connectors per cable, 20” (51 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors (modular cabling system)
  • One cable with three standard peripheral power connectors, 19.3” (49 cm) to the first connector and 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors (modular cabling system)
  • One cable with three standard peripheral power connectors and one floppy disk drive power connector, 19.3” (49 cm) to the first connector and 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors (modular cabling system)

All wires are 18 AWG, except the orange (+3.3 V) wires in the main motherboard cable, which are thicker (16 AWG).

The cable configuration is perfect, and in fact, we rarely see 600 W power supplies with four video card auxiliary power connectors. Of course, we prefer to see these connectors installed on separate cables.

Aerocool V12XT-600 power supply
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Figure 3: Cables

Now let’s take an in-depth look inside this power supply.

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