Michael Shiloh michael at
Fri Sep 12 20:33:50 CEST 2008

quatrox at wrote:
> Just imagine when people start making their
> own Y-cables. I think there is a good chance
> for reverse polarity. (I managed to do it, but
> I tested the cable and discovered the mistake,
> so I could fix it before connecting it.)

I imagined that people doing this work will double and triple check 
their work. Best if someone else looks at your work before you plug it 
in, just to catch mistakes you might be blind to.

I thought this went without saying, but since you've raised this point I 
will add it to the wiki.

Some mistakes will cause severe damage, and so should be warned against.

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