Hardware Secrets
Home | Camera | Case | CE | Cooling | CPU | Input | Memory | Mobile | Motherboard | Networking | Power | Storage | Video | Other
Content
Articles
Editorial
First Look
Gabriel’s Blog
News
Reviews
Tutorials
Main Menu
About Us
Awarded Products
Datasheets
Dictionary
Download
Drivers
Facebook
Links
Manufacturer Finder
Newsletter
RSS Feed
Test Your Skills
Twitter
Newsletter
Subscribe today!
Search
Recommended
Switching Power Supplies A - Z, Second Edition
Switching Power Supplies A - Z, Second Edition, by Sanjaya Maniktala (Newnes), starting at $59.46


Home » Power
SilverStone Strider ST50F 500 W Power Supply Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 149,577 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: April 25, 2008
Page: 3 of 10
Transient Filtering Stage
Hardware Secrets Silver Award

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.

Even though this power supply has two additional Y capacitors on its transient filtering stage and two additional X capacitors and one additional ferrite coil after the rectifying bridge, it doesn’t have a MOV, which is essential to cut spikes coming from the power grid.

SilverStone Strider ST50F 500 W Power Supply
click to enlarge
Figure 9: Transient filtering stage (part 1).

SilverStone Strider ST50F 500 W Power Supply
click to enlarge
Figure 10: Transient filtering stage (part 2).

The components used here are identical to the ones used on Zalman ZM360B-APS (and possibly on Zalman ZM460B-APS).

In the next page we will have a more detailed discussion about the components used in the Strider ST50F.

Print Version | Send to Friend | Bookmark Article « Previous |  Page 3 of 10  | Next »

Related Content
  • Rocketfish 700 W Power Supply Review
  • Dynex 400 W Power Supply Review
  • CWT 750VH 750 W Power Supply Review
  • Zalman ZM460B-APS 460 W Power Supply Review
  • SilverStone Strider Plus 500 W Power Supply Review

  • RSSLatest Content
    ASRock D1800B-ITX Motherboard
    September 18, 2014 - 3:20 AM
    PNY XLR8 120 GiB SSD Review
    September 10, 2014 - 3:30 PM
    ASRock D1800M Motherboard
    September 8, 2014 - 1:37 PM
    Samsung Chromebook Review
    September 2, 2014 - 6:30 PM
    ASUS H97-PRO GAMER Motherboard
    August 22, 2014 - 2:26 PM
    Kingston HyperX FURY 240 GiB SSD Review
    August 18, 2014 - 2:26 PM







    2004-14, Hardware Secrets, LLC. All rights reserved.
    Advertising | Legal Information | Privacy Policy
    All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST, GMT -08:00)