New Classic Finds and etc. (Long)

From: John Rollins <>
Date: Mon Jan 26 11:19:29 2004

>Just last week I fried a 2.4GHz wireless phone by applying a power
>supply that had exactly the rated voltge but was 1A instead of the
>required 800mA. I smelled smoke not long after plugging it in. All
>this in a unit that worked properly with the right PSU just 2 weeks
>before... the original PSU being lost. Need I say any more? Current
>is everything... voltage is nothing.

Perhaps people need a DMM so they can check polarity, or maybe get
glasses to read the markings?
OMG, this is the funniest thread I've read in a while.

True story: My sister last year was trying to plug in a computer
modem after moving some things around. I think the input is 9V DC,
well she grabbed the cord from the HP inkjet that happened to be the
same size, but pumps out *24V*! All of a sudden we hear screaming and
she comes running down the stairs screaming "THE MODEM IS
SMOKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Now THAT is funny. Don't ask me how, but
she didn't fry the modem(not totally anyhow, it still powers up OK).

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