Amacrox Free Earth 85PLUS 650 W is a version of Free Style 85PLUS 650 W without a modular cabling system. During our tests it provided high efficiency between 81.8% and 86.0%, voltages within the allowed range and very low ripple and noise levels.
The first sample we’ve got from this unit couldn’t deliver its labeled power at high temperatures for long: after a few seconds the power supply shut down.
We requested a second sample from the manufacturer and this second sample worked terrifically well, not showing any of the symptoms of the first sample we tested. Since this unit should arrive on the market at a very affordable price and the manufacturer promised us that the products that will reach the market are the ones based on the second sample, we are upgrading our recommendation for this unit, giving it our Golden Award.
By the way, internally both samples were absolutely identical, so we either got a defective sample at first or the manufacturer changed the configuration of the protections.
The only drawback we saw on this unit is its reduced number of SATA power connectors. Also the SATA and peripheral power connectors are too close to each other, they should be more spaced out.