External Impressions, Cables and Connectors

As mentioned before FSP uses arrow-shaped ventilation holes on all sides. The AU-500FL has a connection panel for modular cables and a description for every plug-type. The rugged and very thick material is strongly reminiscent of some Enermax power supplies. It's too bad that these two golden-colored parts on the top are made out of cheap plastic.

Cables and Connectors

Connector type (length)

Main 1x 24-pin (55cm) fixed
ATX12V/EPS12V 1x 4+4-pin (60cm) modular
PCIe 2x 6/8-pin (55, 65cm) modular
2x 6/8-pin (55, 65cm) modular
Peripheral 3x SATA (ca. 55, 70, 85cm) modular
2x Molex, 1x SATA (ca. 55, 70, 85 cm) modular
2x Molex, 1x SATA (ca. 55, 70, 85 cm) modular
1x FDD adapter (ca. 15cm) modular

Except the main cables with 24 pins all harnesses are removable. The 4+4 pin ATX12V, the 6/8-pin, as well as the peripheral cables are longer than 60cm, which is awesome for anyone with a larger computer case. The first peripheral cable offers three SATA connectors from 55cm to 85cm in 15cm steps. Another harness provides two HDD and one SATA connectors from 55cm to 85cm. The 24-pin motherboard connector is 55cm, which is also nice. The PCIe plug sockets have the same color like the ones for the peripheral components.

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