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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by HellasTechn, Sep 22, 2014.

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  1. HellasTechn

    HellasTechn

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    Good day.

    Does anyone know what this component is ?

    I found this in a desktop pc PSU attached somewhere at the input section and it has no markings on it.

    It is composed of two coils in series. I suspect that it is some kind of filter.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. KrisBlueNZ

    KrisBlueNZ Sadly passed away in 2015

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    Yes, it's a big choke aka inductor. Could be used for inrush current limiting and/or filtering of incoming and/or outgoing interference. Can be sold for its copper content. Makes a good weapon if swung around above the head then released.
     
  3. HellasTechn

    HellasTechn

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    Always a fast responder Kris.

    Thank you very much.
     
  4. KrisBlueNZ

    KrisBlueNZ Sadly passed away in 2015

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    One of the benefits of being unemployed :-/

    No problem.
     
  5. HellasTechn

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    Sorry to hear that.

    Not only you respond fast but also your responses are always "well aimed" and bare weight for me.
     
  6. KrisBlueNZ

    KrisBlueNZ Sadly passed away in 2015

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    Thanks :)
     
  7. davenn

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    hey Kris ...

    seeing the brown and blue wires coming out of the other side of that inductor
    I was wondering if it was a mains stepdown transformer ??


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  8. KrisBlueNZ

    KrisBlueNZ Sadly passed away in 2015

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    If it had any other connections or wires, yes, but from re-reading the first post, I don't think it does.
     
  9. HellasTechn

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    A stepdown transformes should have two sets of wires right ?

    To be completely honest i havent tested to see if the two coils are inline but judging from the looks...
     
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