What's that THING on my controller cord?

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11:14 PM - May 22, 2013 #1

I've got here a few grey controllers (from different sources/sellers) with some kind of rubber thing in the plug end.

Does anyone knows what it is and it is for?



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1:06 AM - May 23, 2013 #2

I think that controllers on AUS are like that (?) even tough im not pretty sure, good question btw i also wanted to know this :)
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10:15 PM - May 23, 2013 #3

No one has a clue?
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1:04 AM - May 24, 2013 #4

The one on the right i have and seen before. Common in early controllers released in PAL regions. I think it is an anti-static device. Some USB cords (like those for camcorders) have them here in the States.

Never seen the one on the left.
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7:49 AM - May 24, 2013 #5

I think your right, I think the one on the left is the same just done differently (read cheaper)
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8:15 AM - May 24, 2013 #6

Hum... so in NTSC regions the controllers have none of these things??

Ah! I had no idea! Because I've owned tens of controllers and all of them had this.

So I guess Nintendo at some point just made some of them like that. It's a shame because it looks really cheap compared to the solid plastic ones.
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8:26 AM - May 24, 2013 #7

"A ferrite bead is a passive electric component used to suppress high frequency noise in electronic circuits. It is a specific type of electronic choke. Ferrite beads employ the dissipation of high frequency currents in a ferrite ceramic to build high frequency noise suppression devices. Ferrite beads may also be called blocks, cores, rings, EMI filters, or chokes"
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrite_bead

There are at least 3 different types of those on N64 controllers.
- shrink tubed
- TDK branded
- Nintendo branded



Every controller in Germany and probably the rest of Europe has them.


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9:36 AM - May 24, 2013 #8

Sanni, thank you very much for the picture :)

Are there any information regarding this and the PAL/NTSC/JAP regions?
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3:22 PM - Aug 16, 2013 #9

[MERGED FROM A SEPERATE POST ON SAME SUBJECT]

One of my official controllers has this on it:



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Removable?

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3:51 PM - Aug 16, 2013 #10

I see this is your first post. Lemme be the first that welcomes you =)

You know I never really thought about it but thanks to you.. I really need to know XD
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