[vcf-midatlantic] A little electronics hack

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Sun Sep 29 14:13:09 EDT 2019


Yeah just put a penny in the fuse box

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My extremely complicated, hand held electronic device.

> On Sep 29, 2019, at 1:55 PM, Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 
>> On Sun, 29 Sep 2019, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> 
>> Neville noticed something that I wouldn't have. The circuitry contains a
>> safety mechanism to shut off all power if the current jumps too high, such
>> as a kid inserting a paper clip. There's probably a technical name for that
>> but I do not know it. Anyway, for unknown reasons this circuit was kicking
>> in! He jumped it with an equal-length wire. :)
> 
>   It's called a 'crowbar' circuit.  Prevents things from burning up.
> 
> 
> Mike Loewen                mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
> Old Technology                http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/



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