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Fractal Design Newton R3 800 W Power Supply Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 32,305 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: March 22, 2013
Page: 3 of 13
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 the transient filtering stage, this power supply is flawless.

Fractal Design Newton R3 800w
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Figure 9: Transient filtering stage (part 1)

Fractal Design Newton R3 800w
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Figure 10: Transient filtering stage (part 2)

On the next page, we will have a more detailed discussion of the components used in the Fractal Design Newton R3 800 W.

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