In an effort to make small form factor PCs even smaller, HDPLEX has created an internal power supply for them. Added benefit: it's fanless and supports up to 80W. This is designed to replace the power bricks that are apparently common for most builds, meaning that you have one less thing to hide behind something else.
The unit takes up 121.5mm x 30mm x 40mm, which works out to 4.8”, 1.2”, and 1.6” for people who like measurement systems without simple decimal shift conversions. This is on par with some external power bricks that I've seen for the NUCs, although those are 65W (the same as Intel's official brick) while this one is 80W. I'm not sure what that extra 15W will get you though, unless you jump into the Thin-ITX form factor, which is also supported.
The HDPLEX Nano ACDC 80W is available now for $32 USD at their website and Amazon.
Very nice. I own an HDPLEX
Very nice. I own an HDPLEX case which runs 24/7 and is very good.
A couple of obvious improvements
– sheath the cables!
– this is intended for mounting inside a case (airflow might be an issue in some cases), would really like some form of attachable heat pipe system to use whole case as a heat sink (as per HDplex cases!)
Would be nice for a 120w..
Would be nice for a 120w.. this and a PicoPSU would let any board run on this. What is the efficiency rating for this PSU?
“80W (>85% Efficiency), 19VDC
“80W (>85% Efficiency), 19VDC 4.2A Max”
As per the mfr. web page. 85% or more efficiency isn’t the best but it should match or beat any full sized PSU operating at such a low power.
Is there only one output? I
Is there only one output? I love this guy but only one connection? How does one power storage?
The NUC has a SATA power
The NUC has a SATA power output on-board.
Let the passion
Let the passion for nuc sized computers consume you!
Basically looks like a laptop
Basically looks like a laptop adapter designed exclusively for ATX power supply connections. Are those thin wires leading up to the brick 120 volts??
Or 220-240V for Europe. Such
Or 220-240V for Europe. Such low amperage that it doesn't matter, though. It's not like a cable that could be attached to something else.
Such frail looking wires.. I
Such frail looking wires.. I can see a cable management disaster waiting to happen.
I bet they will get
I bet they will get quite a few back after it shorts on the sharp edges of people’s cases.
The shorting isn’t what I’m
The shorting isn’t what I’m completely worried about… the 120 volts is. Imagine what it would do to your case and everything connected to it.
That output cable (wich would
That output cable (wich would carry up to 5A) seems too thin as well. That doesn’t look thicker than 20 AWG. Might be just an optical illusion.