Batteries, wallwarts, voltages and currents Re: New Classic Finds and etc. (Long)

From: Bryan Blackburn <>
Date: Mon Jan 26 14:22:21 2004

> reason that your phone smoked was the it's design relied on the internal
> impedence (a fancy word for resistance(R) ) to limit the current. When you

Close, but although both are measuered in Ohms, impedence includes
another factor: Phase. Resistance is non reactive. That is, it does not
change with the frequency of the source voltage. Impedence is a
combination of resistance and reactance (capacitive and/or inductive),
and along with phase, can change with the frequency of the applied voltage.

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