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What Have I Got Here

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What Have I Got Here

Post by Turkeytop » Sat May 02, 2020 10:02 pm

I acquired this cable recently. Must have come with some device I bought, but I can't recall which one. Since it's still all tied up, it appears that I haven't used it yet. It's like several other cables I have already, with the same ends on it. But this one has that big knobby piece in line with it. What is that for?

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Re: What Have I Got Here

Post by tapeisrolling » Sat May 02, 2020 11:48 pm

I have one like that to down load the contents of a digital camera to the computer.



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Re: What Have I Got Here

Post by audiophile » Sun May 03, 2020 7:23 am

Micro USB to USB cable.


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Re: What Have I Got Here

Post by Turkeytop » Sun May 03, 2020 8:55 am

audiophile wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 7:23 am
Micro USB to USB cable.
I know that much. It's the round cylindrical part I was wondering about.



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Post by audiophile » Sun May 03, 2020 1:38 pm

RF choke beads. Powered iron to cut down on RF (digital noise).


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Post by Turkeytop » Sun May 03, 2020 1:43 pm

audiophile wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 1:38 pm
RF choke beads. Powered iron to cut down on RF (digital noise).
I had already typed this up and when I hit submit, your latest post came up. :D


So, I did some research. The lump encases a choke. The choke is intended to kee RF noise out of the cable and therefore prevent The cable from act ring as an antenna to radiate the noise.

That solves the mystery of how I got the cable. It would be the cable that came with the scanner I bought when I was in Florida.



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Re: What Have I Got Here

Post by audiophile » Sun May 03, 2020 4:53 pm

Good minds think alike, or at least at the same time :blink


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Re: What Have I Got Here

Post by Turkeytop » Sun May 03, 2020 6:11 pm

audiophile wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Good minds think alike, or at least at the same time :blink

We don't always think alike either. :razz



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Re: What Have I Got Here

Post by kager » Sat May 09, 2020 9:55 am

Often seen on laptop power supply and computer monitor cables... looks exactly like a sealed version of what we used to call a 'ferrite core'.

Assuming 'bead' & 'choke' term are synonymous.


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