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Tether plastic caps to Apple's laptop plugs
Authored by: mkr on Jul 28, '06 11:19:39PM

I am wondering if it is possible to cause a short-circuit if the connector touches a metal surface. Of course I did not try it and so I assume it could be helpful to use the cap to avoid such a short-circuit when the power supply unit keeps connected and I take away the notebook.



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Tether plastic caps to Apple's laptop plugs
Authored by: tirerim on Jul 29, '06 09:39:11PM

Since the cap is tethered to the outside of the cord, which is insulated, and dental floss is not conductive to begin with, there's really no chance of a short.

If you decided to remove the insulation from your power cord, and then decided to make the connector out of copper, you might have something to worry about.



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