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Old 28 August 2013, 15:17   #929
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Originally Posted by Schoenfeld View Post
I have two of these SD->CF adapters here. Both are CF-Type II, the "thick" type. However, I will most probably change the standoffs to a solid plastic block under the CF card slots in order to support the "free-floating" CF cards. It will make insertion easier, but it will also exclude Type-II cards.
With some Type-II SD to CF adaptors it's actually possible to remove their outer casings so that they will fit into a Type-I CF slot:

There are also MicroSD to CF Type-I adaptors available, so that might be another option.

Originally Posted by Schoenfeld View Post
ESD is mostly an artefact of the 80s when NMOS and HMOS chips were state-of-the-art. Today's CMOS chips must all stand the 2kV human body model: You discharge into the unit and it may crash, but it'll continue to work after a reset.
That's good to know . I'm not sure that I could ever untrain myself from reaching for the anti-static strap though.
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