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OCZ Z Series 1000 W Power Supply Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 48,500 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: March 4, 2010
Page: 3 of 10
Transient Filtering Stage

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. 

This power supply is flawless on this stage, with two Y capacitors and one X capacitor more than the minimum required, plus one X capacitor after the rectifying bridges.

OCZ Z Series 1000 W power supply
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Figure 7: Transient filtering stage (part 1).

OCZ Z Series 1000 W power supply
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Figure 8: Transient filtering stage (part 2).

In the next page we will have a more detailed discussion about the components used in the OCZ Z Series 1000 W.

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