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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 (2,721 Views)
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Ferrite. A non-conductive compound

The one in the picture is anyway. Took one apart before. Its wrapped around the cable to dissipate any interference with the controller.

I'm pretty sure it comes with our electrical device regulations in UK it prevents static build up (and interference causing delays in inputs etc) and eventually discharging when you touch the cartridge or metal etc.

Even Xbox and Sony had to apply the ferrite beads to their controllers on release here:

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It a nutshell it provides reduction on interference and ESD (Electro-static-discharge)

Have you ever waved a strong magnet across an analog (CRT) TV and seen the screen go all wavy?
Ferrite prevents this.
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