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SilverStone Strider Plus 750 W Power Supply Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 68,380 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: January 25, 2010
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. 

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

SilverStone Strider Plus 750 W power supply
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Figure 7: Transient filtering stage (part 1).

SilverStone Strider Plus 750 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 SilverStone Strider Plus 750 W.

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