Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

I suspect the remote-sensing aspect of their regulation system was not well known, and thus the consequences of possibly opening the control loop weren't taken into consideration. It's a subtle but important point --- and I remember a friend telling me a story of destroying some very expensive electronics because the sense line of the power supply came loose.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact