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Author Topic: Rig Blaster Fried MacBook  (Read 3392 times)
WA7SKG
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« on: September 14, 2017, 08:55:08 PM »

Picked up TS940S and old pre-USB Rig Blaster for my son. He hooked it up to his MacBook. Received for a while, then the audio input to the MacBook fried. How can this be? Can the Rig Blaster really output so much audio to blow up the Mac hardware? How do we prevent reoccurance?

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 03:51:42 PM »

Picked up TS940S and old pre-USB Rig Blaster for my son. He hooked it up to his MacBook. Received for a while, then the audio input to the MacBook fried. How can this be? Can the Rig Blaster really output so much audio to blow up the Mac hardware? How do we prevent reoccurance?

Perhaps start with low output levels from the Rig Blaster and go up from there?

Maybe whip up an audio attenuator that won't allow huge audio levels?
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2017, 06:14:54 AM »

With the Rig Blaster and the Macbook plugged in to their mains supplies please check that there are no high voltages (AC or DC) between the Rig Blaster chassis and the notebook, then do the same for the audio line.

Peter DL8OV
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