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Re: [opensuse] Moving to IPv6
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 16:41:37 -0400
  • Message-id: <4C8FDE01.2050401@xxxxxxxxxx>
Hans Witvliet wrote:
Still is, with a silly plus on ground
(well, you make that mistake only once)
Not a mistake. With negative ground, electrolysis would cause the metal in the conductors to migrate away from the wire. This goes back to the days when telegraph and telephone lines used a single wire (often iron) working against ground, instead of a pair of wires. With positive ground that's not a problem.

These days, polarity is not an issue as the 48V is used to run a switching power supply.

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