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Re: (OT) Storage (8*IDE HDs) any experiences?

On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 08:30:10AM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 08:42:04PM +0200, PiotR wrote:
> > If you short circuit both PS's outputs then the voltage is the same and there won't be any reverse current, neither in the data cables. So te load will be distributed between both PS. 
> In power combining applications like these, balancing diodes
> or resistors are usually used. It's not good just to connect
> the outputs together.

What's the difference between those and a standard diode?
I think if you use a diode to connect the outputs you are limiting the current flow in one way only. And why would you want to do this?
Also I didn't understood why Alvin said "If one PS dies you are dead" I believe it will only fail to power those drives attached to them.

> Hamish
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