From: Brian Ketterling (tweel8502_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 2004-01-16 02:02:15
This is OT regarding joystick port interfacing, but... >From: Groepaz <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > > ), it looks like a PC female-female DE9-DE9 null modem plugged into two > > joyports would be connecting +5v straight through to ground on the other > > end. I would think this wouldn't damage anything ... but I'm a very poor > > electrician :) > >LOL. actually, it wouldnt hurt if just ONE such connection would be made >(connect +5v of one c64 to ground of another) but since you will be making >two of these connections, its most likely going to buuuzzzzzzzzzz :=D >From: MagerValp <MagerValp@cling.gu.se> > >Indeed - that would fry the computers :) ...and other remarks along those lines. Actually, if you did that, wouldn't the protection circuits in the regulators just "fold back" to a tiny trickle current, or shut down entirely? Although, I dunno, maybe as the voltage fell, the circuits in the semi-precious Commodore chips would have a brief chance to go into some horrible linear conduction mode and hurt themselves? Just wondering, Brian _________________________________________________________________ Rethink your business approach for the new year with the helpful tips here. http://special.msn.com/bcentral/prep04.armx Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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