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Subject: Re: Difference between AC adapter and charger?
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 04:44:08 GMT
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Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 04:44:08 GMT
"DarkMatter" wrote in message
> On Thu, 24 Oct 2002 02:17:30 GMT, "Ratch" Gave us:
> > I appears that what you folks and the rest of the world are
> >to as a "power supply", should rightly be call an electrical energy
> >The "power" is the rating of the energy supply, that is, how fast it can
> >deliver energy. Power is one of its specifications. Likewise is the
> >voltage and current. Too bad almost everyone refers to one of its
> >specifications as the name of the device. It should rightly be called
> >it really is, an energy supply. As can be observed in this thread, wrong
> >names cause confusion and confliction. Ratch
> It all sounds great, but the power supply industry calls it what it
> ultimately does, which is provide power.
No, it provides electrical energy at a rate per unit of time called
power. Believe it or not, my local electrical utility recently changed its
name from XXX Power Co. to YYY Energy Co. I guess they decided to call
themselves what they really were.
> It's an "Electron Source", if you want to get real picky about it.
Nope, the electrons are already in the wires; uncountable zillions of
them. The energy company pumps them around for a price. Ratch
> Hey I know, call it a "Jouleinator".