The ICOM PS-85 is designed to be the “matching supply” for a number of the HF and multiband transceivers in their line. The front panel is small—about 4 inches square and the enclosure is rather deep. A rocker type power switch and a red LED power indicator are mounted on the front panel.
The ac power cord is removable. The dc power cord is about 18 inches long and is permanently attached. It terminates in a sixpin Molex connector that mates with most of the current 100 W transceivers. Separate terminals for powering additional station accessories are not provided.
An internal cooling fan is mounted just inside the back panel. The fan is not temperature controlled—it runs continuously when the supply is on. The sound level of the fan is moderate. The case temperature remained low even after 1/2 hour of continuous operation into a 21 A load. ICOM includes a single Instructions sheet with operating instructions and specifications.