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be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 850 W Power Supply Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 20,160 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: July 16, 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 the transient filtering stage, this power supply is flawless, with two Y capacitors more than the minimum required. The metallic piece you see in Figure 9 is a complete filtering circuit.

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 850w
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Figure 9: Transient filtering stage (part 1)

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 850w
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Figure 10: Transient filtering stage (part 2)

On the next page, we will have a more detailed discussion about the components used in the be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 850 W.

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