Re: FR adapter - shocking experience!

2008-10-14 Thread Sébastien Lorquet
Just guessing, FR power supplies blocks are really high-tech ones if they contain a usb-powered 230V power inverter in the same package :-D to get 5VDC from 230VAC you need at least a transformer and a diode bridge + low voltage capacitors, or a step-down hasher like desktops/laptops power

Re: FR adapter - shocking experience!

2008-10-13 Thread Tomasz Czapiewski
On Mon, 13 Oct 2008, Peter Fey wrote: 2008/10/9 Carsten Gerlach [EMAIL PROTECTED] Am Donnerstag 09. Oktober 2008 9:36:26 am schrieb Christ van Willegen: this morning, I pulled the FR adapter out of the (230 VAC) socket, and accidentally touched one of the prongs. I

Re: FR adapter - shocking experience!

2008-10-13 Thread Peter Fey
2008/10/9 Carsten Gerlach [EMAIL PROTECTED] Am Donnerstag 09. Oktober 2008 9:36:26 am schrieb Christ van Willegen: this morning, I pulled the FR adapter out of the (230 VAC) socket, and accidentally touched one of the prongs. I experienced a short shock. I can confirm that. I had the

Re: FR adapter - shocking experience!

2008-10-13 Thread Christ van Willegen
On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 11:53 AM, Cédric Berger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am interested to know if this can happen with our adapter... but this is not the kind of tests you are willing to do yourself :-p ! Especially not with your tongue sticking out! It was not a case of the US prongs

Re: FR adapter - shocking experience!

2008-10-13 Thread Cédric Berger
On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 11:32, Peter Fey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I got a shock when I unplugged the FR adapter because the Europlug-USplug-adapter didn't stay in place. The latch holding it in place was loose and my fingers touched the USplug while the Euro-End was still in the wall outlet.

Re: FR adapter - shocking experience!

2008-10-13 Thread Matthias Apitz
El día Monday, October 13, 2008 a las 11:32:13AM +0200, Peter Fey escribió: 2008/10/9 Carsten Gerlach [EMAIL PROTECTED] Am Donnerstag 09. Oktober 2008 9:36:26 am schrieb Christ van Willegen: this morning, I pulled the FR adapter out of the (230 VAC) socket, and accidentally touched

FR adapter - shocking experience!

2008-10-09 Thread Christ van Willegen
Hi, this morning, I pulled the FR adapter out of the (230 VAC) socket, and accidentally touched one of the prongs. I experienced a short shock. Is there a capacitor in there that can do that? It was fully out of the socket when I touched it! Christ van Willegen -- 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41

Re: FR adapter - shocking experience!

2008-10-09 Thread Thorben Krueger
It might be a case of the transformator working in reverse: A small voltage applied to the usb output leads to a high voltage at the prongs. This could also be caused by a capacitator on the low voltage end, but I am not sure. Just guessing here. However, if you were to touch the prongs the

Re: FR adapter - shocking experience!

2008-10-09 Thread Carsten Gerlach
Hi, Am Donnerstag 09. Oktober 2008 9:36:26 am schrieb Christ van Willegen: this morning, I pulled the FR adapter out of the (230 VAC) socket, and accidentally touched one of the prongs. I experienced a short shock. I can confirm that. I had the same feeling this morning, too. Greetings,

Re: FR adapter - shocking experience!

2008-10-09 Thread Fox Mulder
Carsten Gerlach wrote: Hi, Am Donnerstag 09. Oktober 2008 9:36:26 am schrieb Christ van Willegen: this morning, I pulled the FR adapter out of the (230 VAC) socket, and accidentally touched one of the prongs. I experienced a short shock. I can confirm that. I had the same feeling this

Re: FR adapter - shocking experience!

2008-10-09 Thread Kosa
hahaha. We should find the way to send a litle shock when trying to snooze the alarm three times. :-) Kosa - Un mundo mejor es posible - Fox Mulder escribió: Carsten Gerlach wrote: Hi, Am Donnerstag 09. Oktober 2008 9:36:26 am schrieb Christ van Willegen: this morning, I pulled