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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 (2,455 Views)
sanni
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"A ferrite bead is a passive electric component used to suppress high frequency noise in electronic circuits. It is a specific type of electronic choke. Ferrite beads employ the dissipation of high frequency currents in a ferrite ceramic to build high frequency noise suppression devices. Ferrite beads may also be called blocks, cores, rings, EMI filters, or chokes"
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrite_bead

There are at least 3 different types of those on N64 controllers.
- shrink tubed
- TDK branded
- Nintendo branded

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Every controller in Germany and probably the rest of Europe has them.
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