[rescue] Looking for PS/2 power tap
Curtis H. Wilbar Jr.
rescue at hawkmountain.net
Mon Mar 14 22:41:37 CST 2005
On Mon, 2005-03-14 at 23:15, Dan Duncan wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Mar 2005, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> > > From: Chad Fernandez <fernande at internet1.net>
> > > Date: 2005/03/14 Mon PM 04:47:36 GMT
> > > To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> > > Subject: Re: [rescue] Looking for PS/2 power tap
> > >
> > > John,
> > >
> > > I've never seen anything like that. What do they typically get used for?
> > External hard drive cases ;^)
> I used to hear stories about people burning out their keyboard
> ports from drawing too much current, but I don't know if this
> was true.
Possibly the fuse anyway. Most motherboard I've seen have a
fuse (pico fuse, surface mount, etc).
I would be hesitant to use the ps/2 port for power... I
don't think the fuse there is more than an amp or two
(but I'd have to go look at a sample of motherboard to
really be sure).
> > Also, the parallel port Ethernet adapters used to have them too...
> Connectix quick cams also did this, PS/2 for peecees and ADB for Mac.
devices that no doubt use less power than external hard drives....
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