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    I love the warning on the label that it is protected under multinational patents, why would anyone want to copy it exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuckles_56 View Post
    I love the warning on the label that it is protected under multinational patents, why would anyone want to copy it exactly?
    Well, when they stole the design, they also stole the label...
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

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    http://www.hardwareinsights.com/wp/s...-jewel-review/

    The crap did not even explode. I've set-up my camera when it started smelling like hell and later on it just turned off when I increased the output…
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    Hm. Not as bad as these things usually are... Almost looks like a cross between a Codegen and a SunPro. Is the PFC coil real or fake?
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

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    Check chapter four:
    The PFC choke uses real iron core and copper winding, no cement or similar stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemot View Post
    Check chapter four:
    Hmm... Dunno how I missed that. Thanks!
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    I'd say it'd be nice as a door stop, but the door would probably crumple it.

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    Nice review! These are my favorite things to see reviewed. Honestly, it's nice to see that it didn't blow up. Now, I must ask: what is really the difference in a ceramic cap without the "y" and with the "y"?

    I like your teardowns Behemot. They cover a lot more stuff I usually don't see covered in other reviews (i.e. the transformer, output filtering coils (or lack of), varistor?). From a quick Google search a varistor is utilized for overvoltage protection it seems?

    Anyway, this unit is a lot better than the Logisys I just opened up the other day which says it has two fans and a PCIe cable and only has one fan and no PCIe cable.

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    Certified caps should be guaranteed to have a failure mode when they go open, that means they do not conduct any current. Ordinary ceramic caps can range from conduting small currents to go short completely. And they often do, which can cause fire. Or shock hazard if the unit is not grounded properly.

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