Is it possible (and relatively easy) to replace a 5 V power plug (barrel connector) on a USB hub with a standard USB Micro power-only female? If so, is there anything special (besides hooking up the +5 V and GND connections)?
I have been trying to find some information about it, but I haven't been able to. I keep reading stuff about using a 200Ω resistor between pins 2 and 3, but that is for making a custom plug (the USB micro male). Would that also apply to the female?
I'm very much a beginner when it comes to this kind of stuff. I can handle a soldering iron, but I'm quite new to actual electrical engineering concepts.
Some clarification (based on the comments):
- This is to swap out the barrel connector for the power to the USB hub - nothing to do with the actual USB ports that will be linked.
- The USB hub is a Belkin F5U404, which makes for a killer little hub for the Raspberry Pi Zero. Problem is the power plug was faulty (if I wiggle it barely it powers off) and quite frankly, when I got half a dozen Pi Zeros, I would like to be able to plug them into any phone charger and not carry around the power cord.
- I picked up some USB Micro Female connectors from Adafruit
- The standard power supply for the USB Hub is 5 V / 2600 mA - I'm hoping my 2000 or 2500 mA USB plugs will be sufficient.