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What's that THING on my controller cord?; Why it's a Ferrite Bead of course!
Topic Started: May 22 2013, 05:14 PM (2,462 Views)
bluedogrulez
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The one on the right i have and seen before. Common in early controllers released in PAL regions. I think it is an anti-static device. Some USB cords (like those for camcorders) have them here in the States.

Never seen the one on the left.
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We've referred to them around here in a very technical manner as dongles. :D I thought that they had to do with shielding (or containing) EMF signals emanating from the cord, but I'm no electrical engineer. Only on early controllers sold in the PAL region, correct?
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