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In the beginning of the article, the fundamentals of Switching Power Conversion will be explained and a brief description of the various stages that compose a PSU will be made. In addition, we will make a quick reference to some switching regulator topologies used currently. A few pages dedicated to PSU protections are following and next we take a look at ATX, EPS and 80 PLUS specifications. Finally, in Appendix A we make a quick reference to the most significant electronic components currently used not only in PSU manufacturing but also in every modern electronics device. So you will learn the basic concepts of inductors, capacitors, resistors, transistors and diodes, in order to get familiar with them and understand better some concepts discussed in this article.


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Quite an interesting read for anyone who is wanting to know more about PSUs
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I don't see the power supply as the heart of the system. I see it as the mouth since it takes in electricity to distribute it to the other parts. I see the power cables as the digestive system. I see the processor as the brain, the motherboard as the body (connects everything together), the RAM as the forgetful part of the brain in memory, the hard drives as the less forgetful part of the brain in memory, the graphics cards as the eyes, and the audio as your larynx (voice box). On topic: Nice read.

Edit-to me, this isn't really news.
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well its the backbone really
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I am utterly shocked Phaedrus did not post this.
 
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This ain't news mate, but good read

Perhaps get it moved to the PSU section
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I am utterly shocked Phaedrus did not post this.
This.
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This ain't news mate, but good read

Perhaps get it moved to the PSU section
why ain't it matey??
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I am utterly shocked Phaedrus did not post this.
I'm certain he will eventually. He has a life too you know.
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I'm certain he will eventually. He has a life too you know.
Jokes?
 
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