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#1 Layback Bear

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 12:06 PM

Is there a need for a device that plugs into the a/c outlet that smooths out the a/c before it get to the computer power supply. In my little brain it seems that the smoother the a/c input would help the d/c output of the power supply. I use a surge protector for the big surges.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 07:46 PM

Seriously as long as the power supply has adequate filtering, I do not see any reason for using such a device.

That's just my personal opinion.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 10:23 PM

You can get mains scrubbers that clean up the mains waveform (which ideally will be a good clean sine wave). But in practice, as MrBruce says, a computer PSU does an adequate job of maintaining its DC outputs, so most computer installations have no problem that could be mitigated by cleaning up the mains.
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:18 AM

Thank you both for your inputs. I will just stay like I am.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:25 AM

We love you just like you are... :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:24 AM

Thanks Platypus.




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