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Antec EarthWatts 500 W Power Supply Review
Author: Gabriel Torres
Type: Reviews Last Updated: February 18, 2008
Page: 2 of 10
A Look Inside The EarthWatts 500 W
Hardware Secrets Golden Award

We decided to disassemble this power supply to see what it looks like inside, how it is designed, and what components are used. Please read our Anatomy of Switching Power Supplies tutorial to understand how a power supply works and to compare this power supply to others.

In this page we will have an overll look, while in the next page we will discuss in details the quality and rating of the components used.

We can point out several differences between this power supply and a low-end (a.k.a. “generic”) one: the construction quality of the printed circuit board (PCB); the use of more components on the transient filtering stage; the active PFC circuitry; the power rating of all components; the design; etcetera.

Antec EarthWatts 500 W
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Figure 3: Overall look.

Antec EarthWatts 500 W
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Figure 4: Overall look.

Antec EarthWatts 500 W
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Figure 5: Overall look.

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