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  1. metspitzer

    metspitzer Guest

    While hooking an Xbox to the TV the output cables gave a tingle? What
    causes the tingle? I have felt a slight tingle while touching a
    connection like this before, but this one is pretty strong.
     
  2. Twayne

    Twayne Guest

    While hooking an Xbox to the TV the output cables gave a tingle? What
    Static, or maybe a polarized plug put in backwards would be my guesses.
     
  3. daestrom

    daestrom Guest

    Or a wall outlet for a polarized plug wired wrong??? (hard to put a
    polarized plug in backward, but easy to wire an outlet backwards if you're a
    DIY and don't pay attention)

    daestrom
     
  4. Roy

    Roy Guest

    Date:Tue, Nov 11, 2008, 3:00pm
    From:[email protected]_SPAM_HEREtwcny.rr.com (daestrom)
    Twayne wrote:
    While hooking an Xbox to the TV the output cables gave a tingle? What
    causes the tingle? I have felt a slight tingle while touching a
    connection like this before, but this one is pretty strong.
    Static, or maybe a polarized plug put in backwards would be my guesses.
    Or a wall outlet for a polarized plug wired wrong??? (hard to put a
    polarized plug in backward, but easy to wire an outlet backwards if
    you're a DIY and don't pay attention)
    daestrom
    ---------------
    True, that's the only reason I see for that to happen as well...

    You can use an inexpensive outlet tester that looks like a cordless plug
    with diode indicators, you plug it in like a plug, it has a legend & the
    order in which it lights up indicates if the outlet is wired correctly
    or not.

    Roy Q.T.
    [have tools, will travel]
     
  5. Roy

    Roy Guest

    Sample receptacle (outlet) testers.
    http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/ideal/electricaltesters/61-500_61-501.htm

    I've got the GFCI tester. Good Luck!

    Off the top of my head: I am not sure what type of frequency and
    currents the XBox has but if it's a very high frequency output it may
    just be that as well. Note that in this case being barefooted or
    handling with near wet hands are factors that may cause what you
    experienced too.

    Roy Q.T.
    [have tools, will travel]
     
  6. metspitzer

    metspitzer Guest

    The game box is at my sister's house in the next state over. I will
    take an outlet tester with me next time I go. The thing is, I wired
    the house, :) so I am thinking it has to be something else.

    One other thing I have thought of is the X-Box was sent back because
    of some kind of factory defect. They fixed it under warrantee, but
    maybe the tech guy left off a ground strap.

    The outlet I can fix, if it turns out to be me.
     
  7. metspitzer

    metspitzer Guest

    I have felt tingles when touching the catv port with my fingers before
    plugging in a coax, but the X box has a very strong tingle. Much
    stronger than normal.

    I think white lists would work for email if everyone adopted a
    permission only email address (using a keyword), but good luck with
    using it for Usenet.
     
  8. metspitzer

    metspitzer Guest

    I haven't measured it, but if feels like it exceeds the limits.
     
  9. Roy

    Roy Guest

    The hell with this post already., how many times do you have to touch
    the damn connector any how, you connect it once and that's the end of
    it.

    Why make a post to alt.e.e. about it?
    it's normal to get a tingle, you could get the same tingle from a high
    powered walkie-talkie, just rub it on your neck while holding down the
    talk button. ..........drop it already...

    They're all a bunch of graceless Idiots.

    Roy Q.T.
    [have tools, will travel]
     
  10. metspitzer

    metspitzer Guest

    Who put sand in your vagina?
     
  11. krw

    krw Guest

    In his vagina?
     
  12. FatBytestard

    FatBytestard Guest

    So says the fucking know nothing retard, Roy.
    THAT is NONE of your goddamned business, you retarded little fucking
    dipshit!
    Bullshit! You dumbfuck!
    Roy... You are an absolute retard.
    Now we know what is wrong with Roy's brain.
    Better than the "example" you set for the world, RoyTard.
    You're an idiot, boy.
     
  13. FatBytestard

    FatBytestard Guest


    I'm sure she did it to herself. Roy is the group idiot.
     

  14. Indeed the best, least costly test. Great solution! I too doubt
    seriously that it will present any significant voltage.
     
  15. metspitzer

    metspitzer Guest

    Thanks
     
  16. metspitzer

    metspitzer Guest

    We will see. I will let you guys know when I get a chance to try it.
    Thanks
     

  17. Or just do it the Kervorkian way...
     
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