I want to power an old board (mostly TTL ICs) with this through-hole USB micro AB connector. I will have to create the pads for the pins with a scalpel, so the main question is: can I just connect the DATA and ID pins to the ground, or must I leave them unconnected (e.g. cut them their own little pad)?
A side question: I plan to use a dedicated charger; But would grounding the pins (if allowed) prevent powering this board via a PC USB port? Board needs about 300mA.