From: MagerValp (MagerValp_at_cling.gu.se)
Date: 2004-01-16 10:20:40
>>>>> "BK" == Brian Ketterling <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: CK> ), it looks like a PC female-female DE9-DE9 null modem plugged CK> into two joyports would be connecting +5v straight through to CK> ground on the other end. I would think this wouldn't damage CK> anything ... but I'm a very poor electrician :) MV> Indeed - that would fry the computers :) BK> Actually, if you did that, wouldn't the protection circuits in the BK> regulators just "fold back" to a tiny trickle current, or shut BK> down entirely? Nope, at least not fast enough. You get smoke, the smell of burning chips, and a C128 with dead RAM chips. The CIA probably didn't survive either, but I can't check :/ -- ___ . . . . . + . . o _|___|_ + . + . + . Per Olofsson, arkadspelare o-o . . . o + MagerValp@cling.gu.se - + + . http://www.cling.gu.se/~cl3polof/ Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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