I have a PCB with an Atmega328 and have been programming it using FTDI Friend (FT232RL Chip Adapter). The adapter connects to a 6 pin FTDI header on the PCB. I want to connect the FTDI Chip Adapter to the board using a USB-C Connector instead of the 6 pin header. This will allow me to connect through the housing via the USB-C connector to not only provide power but to also program it without having to take the assembly apart to accesss the 6 pin header. I am not using any of the advanced capabilities of the USB-C, simply the reversible features of the pins.
Question: Can I simply connect the 6 wire output from the FTDI Friend to the the USB-C as shown below? Connecting opposite pins on the PCB to allow connector to be flipped?
It may be a simple question, but reading a lot about USB-C made me question myself.
I know it is overkill using USB-C, but being flippable will be a benefit to the user.
Cable to be used:Cable
USB-C to be used: USB-C Connector
UPDATE 8 Aug
Thanks for your thoughts. Yes, being incompatible with USB-C standard could cause damage.
The reason I want to use the USB-C for my product is not technical: The availability of high end power cables - cloth braided, colors, nice connectors. This plus the modern/reversible connector.
Reading the USB-C data sheet, could I avoid accidental damage by only using GND, VBUS, D-, D+ as shown Figure 4 page 7, USB 2.0 TYPE C Pinout?
I would not be using pins CC and VCONN connections. I would short the two D+ pins and the two D- pins on the PCB per paragraph 1.3.1 page 4.
I would not connect FTDI RTS used to reset, would have to reset with a button on the board, unless there is a pin I could use for RTS and be compliant with the USB C spec.
This is shown in updated graphic below.
Question: Are FTDI signals RX and TX the type to be sent on pins D- and D+ ? Would sending them on these pins be complaint to the standard?