Electronic – Using CM Y capacitors after CM chokes


Below shows the effect of a CM choke on the CM interference:

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And below is a CM choke with ferrite ring for a USB cable(there is no capacitor installed):

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In above examples there are no Y caps to earth ground installed yet the CM choke seems to work.

But in some filters there are also Y caps right after the CM choke for currents to return to earth ground as below:

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Why are there these Y caps in some filters and not in some others?
When do one need the Y caps right after the CM choke?


Adding capacitors causes very high gain for some band, Isn't it very risky? Yes it attenuates sharper but also makes a peak for muddle band. What could be done?

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Best Answer

The Y caps are just an improvement of the filter (2 Order filter instead of 1 order.) Take for example a simple one wire signal transmission (with ground return). You could insert a simple inductor for filtering, or you also add an inductor and a capacitor for even better filter performance. If this filter still not provides enough attenuation, add another inductor and capacitor and so on...

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