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Jun
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comment Why do I get sparks from my usb connector when connecting it to my Mac
You can't get static by rubbing a 0v connector against a metal case
Jun
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revised Why do I get sparks from my usb connector when connecting it to my Mac
checked the voltage
Jun
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comment Why do I get sparks from my usb connector when connecting it to my Mac
Although it does occur to me that the power terminals are not being connected, the 'ground' part of the usb connected to the HD is touching the case of the Mac, which is presumably also grounded
Jun
4
comment Why do I get sparks from my usb connector when connecting it to my Mac
@casey The cable is plugged into the HD port, and sparks when touched to the Mac case. I agree with your explanation, but the extra power of the Mac USB can't be a factor
Jun
3
comment Why do I get sparks from my usb connector when connecting it to my Mac
This explanation seems most likely, but note that it is the hd usb port, not the Mac, so the extra power would not be a factor
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