iPhone leaking electrical current?

uptick

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Jul 2, 2007
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Leaking current?

Try this:

1. Hold in one hand your iPhone while it is plugged into its AC adaptor charger.

2. Touch and run your finger from your other hand across the silver-metallic surface of a plugged-in MacBook Pro (or Powerbook).

Do you feel any vibes?


The first time I experienced the sensation of a vibrating MPB case while running my hand across it, I thought the Superdrive was rotating violently. However, upon putting the iPhone down and not touching it, the vibes stopped.

I suspect that there is some kind of low-level electrical current that is being conducted (through the body) between the iPhone and MBP. Low enough to not shock you, but clearly enough to feel it!

:p
 

jhowton

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Jul 1, 2007
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I tried what you are suggesting and felt nothing. Sorry.
 

robhon

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Has to be something else. The current coming out of your USB is so low (12v DC, I believe) that you'd never be able to feel it even if it was leaking. And if you were somehow getting more current it would fry every circuit in your iPhone.

Maybe it's just the excitement of owning an iPhone! :D