A bit off topic

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
shanek54 Forum Member • Posts: 81
Re: A bit off topic

TeriF wrote:

I leave the camera cable in the USB port all the time and just remove the camera. Is this a good idea? I have done it for years but been told now, I should remove the cable, when not in use.

Thanks, Teri

Hi Teri,

I think this advice comes from the fear that an unprotected USB cable has both power and ground pins and if they were to be shorted "Bad Things" could happen to your USB port.
I have been doing the same as you for years with no problems, but I have lost a (really cheap and nasty) USB powered hub to a shorted cable.

If any of the experts have a better explanation I would welcome the update in my knowledge.



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