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Passive filters are widely used to mitigate the effect of load harmonics on the supply power grid. Topology selection of the filters is based on the frequency bandwidth to be suppressed. Filter topologies comprising single-tuned filters and damped filters are the most popular in industrial power system applications. The article focuses on the influence of the damped C-type 2nd harmonic filter on the transients behavior under arc transformer energization in the arc furnace power supply system compensated by SVC. The examination results of transient currents and voltages across capacitors and reactors of the 3rd and 5th passive filters are compared for two topologies of the SVC filter circuits: with and without C-type filter. The Matlab/Simulink Software was used to modeling filter behavior during unload transformer switching-on.