how to SMPS Repair
Interior view of an ATX SMPS: below
A: input EMI filtering and bridge rectifier;
B: input filter capacitors;
Between B and C: primary side heat sink;
Between C and D: secondary side heat sink;
D: output filter coil;
E: output filter capacitors.
The coil and large yellow capacitor below E are additional input filtering components that are mounted directly on the power input connector and are not part of the main circuit board.
An adjustable switched-mode power supply for laboratory use
A switched-mode power supply (switching-mode power supply, switch-mode power supply, switched power supply, SMPS, or switcher) is an electronic power supply that incorporates a switching regulator to convert electrical power efficiently. Like other power supplies, an SMPS transfers power from a DC or AC source (often mains power) to DC loads, such as a personal computer, while converting voltage and current characteristics. Unlike a linear power supply, the pass transistor of a...