The ION VAN-400B has two
80mm thermally controlled fans inside it which also can be controlled via a
fan controller on the back of the power supply.
In the past, we've found that after a long period of time
the fan can stall if kept to the quietest fan speed setting. On the Vantec Stealth 470W PSU,
this only became apparent after about 10 months of use. I would recommend
keeping the fan speed set to medium, or full.
On the rear of the PSU
the ION features the usual power socket, as well as an additional power outlet. To the left sits the 115/230V
selector (make sure it is set to the right position before turning on the
PSU), and to the right the fan speed controller.
While the ION VAN-400B does
not have Serial ATA power connectors pre-wired, Vantec do include two molex to Serial ATA
adapters so it can be used with a set of SATA hard drives. Power supplies don't
really need to come with a user manuals as they're pretty straightforward to install and
use, but Vantec include one regardless.
When we take a closer look
at the power supply we see that guts of the the ION VAN-400B are
manufactured by Topower.
we're inside we can see that the two 80m fans are detachable, that's great news for those of you who
have dusty rooms. When the fan dies, you can replace them.
And no, the Vantec ION VAN-400B does not have any internal
potentiometers which would allow a user to adjust line voltages. We're not surprised
though as this power supply is intended for the mainstream