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Is USB charging such a hard problem? [on hold]

I'm looking at lady ada's MintyBoost charger's compatible list. It seems quite a few devices aren't well supported, e.g., Nexus 4, BlackBerry Bold, etc. How come those cheap Chinese chargers seem to ...
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Portable 1A battery phone charger

I want to make a little battery-powered portable phone charger with 2x AAs that outputs 1A. I have seen similar USB powered battery chargers such as the Mintyboost but it only outputs 500mA. For 1A ...
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What's the requirement to DIY PD aware USB connector?

According to some research, I should be able to pull +12v from a USB power source assuming my device is some how telling the power source that it is ready to receive +12v? I've seen a YouTube clip ...
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make a device for USB ejection

I want to make a device for USB which is connected through usb to PC and offers an usb port. The device should have a button which ejects (in Windows) the device plugged at the port of the device. ...
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Waveshare USB3300 board with stm32f429

I am trying to hook up the Waveshare USB3300 (http://www.wvshare.com/product/USB3300-USB-HS-Board.htm) to a stm32f429 discovery board. I have been having an issue getting it to work. It has two pins ...
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AtTiny84 with USB

I am having some problems with the ATTiny84 and USB. I am creating an "arduino clone" but I want a simple (and especially compact on the board) way to implement a USB serial interface. This will only ...
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How can I know if this USB hub can be supplied separately?

I have this usb hub: It's originally from a laptop cooler, but I'm using it for my project (DIY tablet). This hub has 2 plugs for the fans (I don't use them) and a principal plug (the big one) with ...
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What do I need to create a USB interface between a PC and a board? [on hold]

I am making a custom camera that will be interfaced through the USB port to the computer. Currently, the board contains all necessary circuitry to drive the image sensor. It outputs a parallel stream ...
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How do i turn multiple usb ports off based on multiple sensors

I'm looking for a way to turn a usb port on an off from an Arduino, I'm looking at purchasing something like this and somehow using a pressure or light sensor to turn the usb port on and off. I was ...
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USB data serial termination resistors. Need them for STM32F2 micro? If so, what wattage?

I'm a little confused. The STM32F2 datasheet says only this, vaguely stated in the features: HNP/SNP/IP inside (no need for any external resistor) Is that referring to the D+/D- termination ...
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Driver development for USB [closed]

I have been reading a lot of stuff and I am confused now. I have a microcontroller board with a USB port. It has an ARM core too, I want to develop the driver code to read and write the contents of ...
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Supplying two mutually exclusive boards with one power supply in parallel?

I'm putting together a wireless Qi charger for my car that covers a square section of my dash, so where ever I put my phone, I have a connection. For it to work, I need six coils. There are prebuit ...
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Charging Samsung devices at 2A rate

I have build a custom USB charger for my phone and tablet that are Samsung products. I am struggling with the solution to fast charging for the Samsung tablet. I can not find any confirmed solution ...
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What is the maximum Power that Smartphones charge with? 2400mAh? [closed]

I have seen chargers rated at up to 2400mA, so I wonder, whats the max that Smartphones will accept while charging? I ask because I want to buy a charger that is able to supply the absolute max my ...
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How to redirect USB output?

I want to connect 2 PCBs to the same USB cable switch so I can choose wich one is powered. What component should I use for the Switch? Is this possible? ...
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oDevice to measure power available from charging point [closed]

When charging, I know that USB socket that you plug your microUSB cable into will charge your device at SOME rate. But that rate varies wildly, depending on the original source of the power (high ...
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Name of the Samsung Galaxy end of charger [closed]

This is probably a weird question to ask but I am looking for the end "jack" of the Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 etc charger name. Is not the USB side of the cable, is the actual bit which goes inside the ...
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Using a 5V Optical Mouse USB Cable to Power a toy requiring 4 Size D batteries

I have a baby swing which requires 4 Size D batteries to get power. Here's a picture of such a thing - a human baby goes inside. Googling the information on Size D batteries, I found that 4 Size D ...
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How to wire this pn532 board to usb to serial converter?

I want to connect this board: To this Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1a86:7523 QinHeng Electronics HL-340 USB-Serial adapter Which syslog says is ch341-uart converter (with a DB9 connector). On db9 ...
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Arduino Serial Monitor shows strange ASCII characters [migrated]

I connected an ArduiMU v3+ via a FTDI-cable to my Mac (OS X 10.10) (latest VC FTDI driver is installed and loaded). Inside the Arduino-software the Serial Monitor (monitoring ...
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MAX14578 LDO connection not in use

I want to use MAX14578, I've looked into datasheet (http://datasheets.maximintegrated.com/en/ds/MAX14578AE-MAX14578E.pdf) and found it have an integrated LDO. But I don't need to use this LDO. Since I ...
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How to connect USB mini-b pins on a PCB?

I want to design a PCB which contains either PIC24FJ128GA010 or PIC24fj256gb110 (still haven't decided). Now the second contains a USB 2.0 on the go and the first one doesn't. I want to power the ...
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Automatic distinction between PC-USB and Wall Adapter-USB

I want to ask if it's possible and an advice on how to make an automatic distinction between an PC-USB port and Wall-USB adapter. I've a battery charger IC (for example ...
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Internal Programmable ROM of CP2102 (USB to UART)

I am using CP2102 device (USB to UART) in my project. It has internal programmable ROM t0 configure product ID. I tried in there tool via USB and it works. Now, I want to programming the ROM via my ...
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5V USB Input and Output for Battery Charger

I am looking to create a 5V input 5V output storage device (kind of like a portable phone charger) but I am struggling to choose a battery which is suitable. The device will be used for mobile device ...
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Battery charged over USB and powering DC motors

I need help with figuring out how to power DC motors in my project. I need to power two 12V DC motors (they are connected in series) that will be controlled with momentary switch. The idea is to have ...
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24V power supply for MCU+USB

I'm designing a home automation controller in college. The system is on 24V (relays and sensors). I'm using TI Cortex M3 MCU and i want to control it over USB. This picture of the system is currently ...
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How to Check if Micro-USB Cable has a Short? [closed]

Is there a way to test if my micro-USB cable has a short? I've got a multimeter. I'm having problems programming an Atmel 328 AVR using USBASP with Avrdude, and I want to make sure that my cable is ...
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Transferable USB adapter for a broken flash drive [closed]

A couple of hours ago the USB adapter on my flash drive broke. After seeing if I could fix it easily, decided I couldn't. I wondered whether there was a USB adapter that could easily and simply go ...
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How should I interpret this USB packet in a human readable way?

Using a wixel (wireless transmitter/receiver with USB capability, "this "wixel" thingy is a general-purpose microcontroller board that includes, among other things, USB, 2 UART's, and a 2.4GHz ...
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USB cable current limit: wire or connector?

I am trying to power a device which requires 5V and 2A through a 5.5mm / 2.1 mm barrel jack connector. SInce I need the device to be portable I am using a battery bank like this: ...
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How to light an LED to indicate when a usb port has a plug in it?

I'm looking for a way to light a 3.0v-3.4v 20mA LED to indicate when a usb 2.0 port has a plug in it. The light should only be on when a device is plugged in. My usb 5v line is about 3.2 to 3.3 amps ...
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Is this pcb layout good practice?

I saw a PCB with something like this. A trace that connects the four holes on the corners. I assume that they do it to prevent some kind of noise. I am not sure if the connect that trace to GND Also, ...
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Informations about FT2232H as programmer

I was looking on a EVB that use FT2232H chip to program an SPI ram used in second time to programm another device. My question is, if I copy the circuit that programm this SPI ram and use the same ...
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Colour coding of wires on USB connector

I am new to circuits and electronics. I was building a portable mobile charger(Battery Bank) an had to connect a USB port. The tutorial I was watching had 2 wires , Red for +ve and White for -ve. The ...
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Connect PIC programmer to Linux

I have got a cheap USB PIC programmer but its CD has only drivers for windows is there ans way to work with it on ubuntu 14.04
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“Unable to open parallel port I/O driver” when trying to connect “RS232 to USB” cable on Linux

I have a JDM programmer for pic micro-controllers, but it came with RS232 port. I have bought a "RS232 to USB" cable with its driver for Windows only and I use Xubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have tried ...
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How to create a USB-Wall power supply automatic selector [closed]

I need to create an automatic power supply selector that power supply my circuit. Problem is that components of power supply selector need to handle up to 5.5A when powered from external source. When ...
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USB switching power supply filter

Good afternoon fellow students of life, I have a particular question that relates to the use of a Duracell USB switching power supply as the main supply for a high sensitivity sensor board. Most of ...
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Does USB always supply 5.0V

I was wondering about this part of a circuit diagram. I believe the component marked as JP12 is a DC barrel connector, which I thought had three pins. One to detect input, one with V+ and one with ...
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2S LiPo Charger IC With Built-In Boost (allowing 5V voltage supply)

So before I get to my question, I wanted to give a bit of background info on what I am working with. Basically I have a device which is USB powered. It has an ATMega32u4, and two SN754410 H-Bridge ...
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controlling USB game device from AVR

I have this missile launcher. I successfully wrote Python script to handle it from my linux. My next step is to operate it from AVR (Atmega328). Is it possible to control USB device from AVR? It is ...
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USB Printer not sending Endpoints

I am working on ARM & based LPC2468 controller interfacing with USB printer.I have successfully configured a Printer and it is working Properly. Now i came across a new printer Manufactured by ...
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Can I convert my 3.7 volt lithium ion batteries into a usb charging power bank?

I have several high capacity 3.7 volt Li-ion batteries. How might I convert them into a USB charger for my phone? I'm not interested in the most elegant solution, or if this would be less financially ...
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USB and button power on solution

I've a circuit that have one input pin that should go LOW if one of two conditions is accomplished: USB is connected; Button OR Switch is pressed/slided; If USB is connected Button or Switch is ...
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What is the most physically robust USB connector for PCB?

Of the different types of USB connector that can be fitted to a PCB, which is the most physically robust type?
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How to make USB smartphone charger? [duplicate]

I want to make a USB cell phone charger. I know USB operates in 5 volts which means i need to drop down voltage if i have battery potential greater than 5 Volts. I have 12 volts sealed lead acid ...
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what size capacitor do i need to replace 4 3.7v 2400mah batteries?

I have a 5v 2amp external usb battery back that dis/charges 4 18650 vape style batteries. Each is 3.7v 2400mah. I took out the batteries and placed a 35v max 4700 capacitor in its place.. charges in 5 ...
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What do I need A0 in a USB Controller (PDIUSBD12)?

I'm reading the datasheet of the USB controller PIDUSBD12, but I can't understand what the goal of the A0 pin. In the controller there is a data bus (D0-7) and this A0 pin, the datasheet says that ...
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Routing USB2 signals

On this board USB2 signals are routed using smooth lines instead of the usual 45° routing seen on the rest of the board. Does this offer advantages or is this even necessary? A theoretical advantage ...