New Classic Finds and etc. (Long)

From: Lyos Norezel <>
Date: Mon Jan 26 22:22:55 2004

Funny... I powered a very old typewriter with more than 50V over the stated rating. The rating for the Amps matched EXACTLY and it ran like a dream until recently when some water got into the PSU, BTW this is a WELL regulated unit... refusing to be off by more than half a volt. I did the same with a more recent device (a digital thermostat used to control certain devices in my bedroom)... and recently that device fried when I had to get a new PSU. The power rating was still 50V over rating and I got one that was just a little over the rated amps (I forgot to check) and plugged it in... when I turned it on all hell broke loose. What do you have to say to that? *mumbles* buncha smartass know-it-alls... why in my day... *continues inane rambling*
Lyos Gemini Norezel

John Rollins <> wrote:
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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