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post #11 of 22
the antec has capacitors inside called powercache's
Edited by obsidian86 - 1/11/11 at 7:58am
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so i cant remove them?
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I would bet the items in question are Antec's version of a ferrite bead. To be safe, remove them to sleeve, then put them back.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Onions View Post
i wasnt sure if it should go here or in sleeving somewhere but here is my problem

i have this http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MTc1Nw==
i want to sleeve it but it has the plastic covers at the end of the stock sleeving on all the cables how do i take them off?

edit: 1111 post on 1/11/11
Do not take them off.
Quote:
Originally Posted by PulkPull View Post
I would bet the items in question are Antec's version of a ferrite bead. To be safe, remove them to sleeve, then put them back.
They are not ferrite beads, they are 2200uF capacitors which act as the secondary filtering stage for this unit.

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Originally Posted by XNine View Post
What in the hell are those?!
OP. Just smash the those oppressive fittings with a hammer. If you break your powersupply, don't blame me.
Those are the secondary filtering stage for the TPQ-1200w
Unless you are daft man, do not smash them you'll turn a great unit into something mediocre.

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Originally Posted by mastical View Post
My HX1000 comes with something similar, i just removed them.

Are they magents or just plastic clamps?

When you take the connector off just slide them off.
HX1000 has ferrite beads, these are different. Do not slide them off.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Onions View Post
so i cant remove them?
No, do not slide them off. They offer the secondary stage of filtering for your unit and ripple goes high if they are not in place.
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So, I can only conclude that the PowerCache™ caps aren't just there for show - they're there because the unit's design needs them to be there. Forget the "extra power reserve" thing on the box... those capacitors have to be there primarily to make the unit itself more stable. Folks, don't run the TPQ 1200W without those cables... you want the stability they provide
From the JonnyGuru review

PowerCache turns an mediocre 80mv of ripple into 25mv of ripple.
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post #15 of 22
well its not recommended they are an integral part of its design,Irrc it helps with ripple suppression
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so i cant sleeve my psu?
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yes you can but do it without removing the caps or get a new psu
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Quote:
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so i cant sleeve my psu?
You can, but you want to leave those PowerCache pieces in place.
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post #19 of 22
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so im gonna need to snip the bottoms and re solder them after??
post #20 of 22
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so im gonna need to snip the bottoms and re solder them after??
Well not for the modular cables, but for the hard-wired yes.
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