picoPSU 160W picoPSU and AC/DC adapter block- Replaced by the Streacom 150W nanoPSU and AC/DC adapter block
The picoPSU 160W power supply is a 100% silent fanless DC-DC solution. No fans, no noise, just power for small and silent PCs.
This 160W picoPSU is the ideal solution for small form factor home theatre PC cases such as those manufactured by Streacom. Not only is the PSU powerful enough to power most quad-core systems but it also is 100% fanless, so you get a truly silent solution powering the PC.
- Very small, can build ultra-compact PC enclosures and slim server enclosures
- Fits any motherboard equipped with 24pin ATX connector
- 100% silent, fanless, no moving parts
- Highly efficient design which produces very little heat
- Ideal for Intel Ivy Bridge or Haswell processors
The picoPSU plugs directly into the 24 pin ATX connector on the motherboard and feeding from the picoPSU are the SATA, PATA and ATX12V connectors. The picoPSU is a fully compliant DC-DC ATX PSU that has been designed specifically for low to mid-wattage processors. CPUs which generate 65W or lower are considered suitable, but this does depend on how many peripherals are installed.
Please note that the picoPSU is supplied with a 12V 12.5A 150W AC/DC adapter "brick" which has a 2.5mm x 5.5mm barrel jack plug on it. This connects to the flying jack cable from the picoPSU via a suitable hole in your PC chassis. A UK mains cable is also included.
An additional power extension cable can be purchased for the adapter that will allow it to power one additional Molex and one additional SATA device. If the Molex connectors are not required they can still be used to power more SATA devices with a Molex to SATA adapter cable.
|AC adapter input||100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz|
|AC adapter +12V output current||12.5A|
|Number of SATA power connectors||1|
|Number of PATA (IDE) power connectors||1|
|Number of ATX12V power connectors||1|
|ATX12V (4-pin) support||Yes|
Misleading description overpriced poor product
The description says this a picoPSU and AC/DC adapter block it is not ! It's a 160 watt adaptor block with a 150 watt AC/DC adaptor block. This is buried away in the longer detailed description. Both the PicoPsu and adaptor block make an annoying high pitched noise. Returns were made too difficult due reluctance to give me a return address. I would have bought cheaper elsewhere if I hadn't been taken in by the misleading description. I've spend £100s at quietPC in the past the last two orders where dealt with badly; I will not be ordering from them EVER AGAIN !
Sorry to hear you are unhappy with your purchase. The picoPSU does offer a full genuine 160 watts of power and we pair it with an AC/DC adapter block which is rated at 150 watts on the AC side because any wattage larger than this would require a 4-pin DC power connector which is incompatible with the barrel connector used on the picoPSU and the chassis on which it's generally used (primarily Streacom). However, in practice the wattage mismatch has no bearing on the available deliverable power because the wattage on the DC side is split between voltage rails on the ATX plug anyway.
Occasionally an acoustic noise can be audible which is generally due to an interaction between the motherboard and the power supply, regrettably causing an internal component oscillation, and changing the PSU usually solves it. It can occasionally also be caused by an electrically noisy AC power supply. We don't ever have any reluctance to give returns details since all our products come with a 30-day no-questions-asked money back guarantee, so I'm not sure what happened there. Our contact/returns address is freely published on the contact page on our website. It's sad to hear that you no longer wish to be a customer but if we can assist at any point in the future please don't hesitate to get in touch.