Plug USB stick to Wall?

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  1. Ulieq
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    What would happen if you plug in a USB stick into a USB AC Adapter? (Ie plug it into the electrical socket using a phone charger)
     
  2. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    I won't tell you - that'd ruin the shock.
     
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  3. CosmoCortney

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    i think it would power on, but won't do anything because... the stick wouldn't recieve any command from the ac adapter. i don't think the female USB plug of the AC adapter is equipped with the 2 data wires (the white and green one).
    or try what happens... versuch macht kluch' :D
     
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  4. CheatingSoi

    CheatingSoi Graphic Designer

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    I would have to give you the same advise as Egon gave the other Ghostbusters about crossing streams. Don't do it.
     
  5. Abcdfv

    Abcdfv What comes around goes around.

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    Well, considering most wall chargers are 1000mA and computer USB slots are 500mA...

    What would happen if you put jet fuel in a standard car?
     
  6. TyBlood13

    TyBlood13 Weeaboo Trash

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    I think that sums it up nicely.
     
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    I must try it and put jet fuel in a standard car. I might be able to find Hogwarts that way. haha

    On topic:
    It'll probably probably fry some components on the usb stick OR nothing will happen. It's 1A(1000mA) on the wall charger vs 500mA on the PC.
     
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  8. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    I'm gonna try and post results.
     
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  9. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    Sorry for double posting, but the results are in.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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  10. Ulieq
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    Do they both work afterward?
     
  11. Abcdfv

    Abcdfv What comes around goes around.

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    But neither are flash drives, which is what I'm assuming he's asking about. Can't help but wonder if it'd do something different.
     
  12. Ericthegreat

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    It would get power, then nothing.
     
  13. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

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    The internet actually runs through the powerlines, DSL connections and such control what information you get from the internet, plugging in a usb to the power would intercept all usage going through the power lines but you have no way of controlling it.
     
  14. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    Yeah they do
    So I plugged in my old flashdrive. The light lit for about 2s, then nothing happened.
    Well we use separate cables here.