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Thermaltake Smart 630 W Power Supply Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 74,330 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: February 1, 2012
Page: 3 of 11
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 stage, the Thermaltake Smart 630 W power supply is flawless. It has two Y capacitors and two X capacitors more than the minimum required.

Thermaltake Smart 630 W power supply
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Figure 8: Transient filtering stage (part 1)

Thermaltake Smart 630 W power supply
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Figure 9: Transient filtering stage (part 2)

On the next page, we will have a more detailed discussion about the components used in the Thermaltake Smart 630 W.

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