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Corsair CX430 Power Supply Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 147,471 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: February 11, 2011
Page: 3 of 10
Transient Filtering Stage
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As we have mentioned in other articles and reviews, the first place we look when opening a power supply for a hint about its quality, is its filtering stage. The recommended components for this stage are two ferrite coils, two ceramic capacitors (Y capacitors, usually blue), one metalized polyester capacitor (X capacitor), and one MOV (Metal-Oxide Varistor). Very low-end power supplies use fewer components, usually removing the MOV and the first coil. 

In this power supply, this stage is flawless. It has one X capacitor and two Y capacitors more than the minimum required.

Corsair CX430 power supply
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Figure 8: Transient filtering stage (part 1)

Corsair CX430 power supply
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Figure 9: Transient filtering stage (part 2)

In the next page we will have a more detailed discussion about the components used in the Corsair CX430.

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