Hello,\n\nAs you might now by now I am investigating grounding issue's ;)\n\nThe ammount of issue's with it is already staggering ! ;) =D\n\nMy latest question/wonderings is about laptops.\n\nLaptops can either work without power cords/on batteries... or with power\ncords even non-grounded power cords.\n\nMy first question is:\n\nWhat if a battery-powered-laptop is connected to a PC via an ethernet cable\nand the laptop has a small defect... for example the laptop fell onto the\nground and has slight issue's.\n\nOr perhaps it has a small leaking current by design.\n\nCould this cause a PC from getting damaged even if the PC is grounded ?! ;)\n\nI would guess not because the motherboard clips on the ethernet ports are\ntouching the case... so perhaps any additional current/volts which might\ntravel via ethernet are immediatly transferred onto chasis and into ground\n?!?\n\nOr perhaps ethernet is not designed for situations like this and\nvolts/ampere will directly go into motherboard and damage stuff ?!?\n\nSame question could also be asked for cable modems and such.\n\nBye,\nSkybuck.