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USB 2.0 High-Power Circuit

Is there are special circuit that says to USB socket how much current the device needs? Our device needs at up to 200mA or little bit more. I have been searching but I do not find a clear answer ...
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What's the DC voltage range typically tolerated by modern smartphones?

The modern USB charging circuitry of mobile phones is pretty sophisticated. For example they can negotiate higher charging voltages etc. This question, inspired by a discussion on worldbuilding, is ...
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Usb charger not charging only with vcc and gnd [duplicate]

I want to charge my tablet on the wall. And I have a charger behind the tablet and connected 2 wires to vcc and gnd, the same pins as usb female, it turns out that I can't have more than 10 mA. If I ...
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Why USB wall chargers don't reach their amperage rating? [closed]

recently I bought a power bank that requires 1,6A of charge current. I tried charging it with a 2A Samsung charger, which came with my tablet. Unfortunately it charges very slow. Then I tried another ...
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Drawing too little current from PC USB

If I connect this very small load (3 LEDs) to a mains to USB adapter, it's fine. Full brightness, great. I can't even measure the current it's so low. However, if I connect it to my PC it does 3 ...
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How to adapt a string of 10 LEDs powered by 3 AA batteries to work off a USB port?

I have a string of Christmas lights made up of 10 warm white LEDs. The lights are connected in parallel (not in series). The string works with 3 AA batteries (that is, 4.5 VDC). And all that stands ...
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LM317 to charge a NImh battery from usb [closed]

Hi want to charge my 4000 mAh 1.2V nimh cell battery simply, I do not use them very often. So I wanted to plug this kind of voltage regulator which I think is like that : https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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USB Power - The basics

I am new to designing something to be powered by USB. Ideally It can either be plugged in to an adapter to a UK wall plug, or a powered USB port on another device. I have the circuit design in place ...
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USB powering batteries without OS support?

On a bare-metal project I have in mind, I would like to know if I can avoid to implement the multiple USB specs (O/E/xHCI) and still benefit from usb charging my battery. It will run on a almost ...
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How much current will I get from the 5V rail of a Teensy 3.2 powered over USB? [duplicate]

The microcontroller in question is a Teensy 3.2. My understanding is that the most current that you can get from a standard computer USB port is ~180mA; how much of that will current devices attached ...
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How to configure USB OTG as power supply

I have an ARM computer with an USB 2.0 OTG port, and I want to use it as 5V 100mA power supply (to drive a couple of leds). However, when I connect a load (LED+resistor) via an OTG cable, the power is ...
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How does a USB 2.0 Wall Charger negotiate current output?

I'm trying to use a mobile phone charger for my projects, and want a high current output. I have read this, however my measurements show something else. Here is a link to the Battery Charging ...
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USB PC Current Limit

I want to build a USB device that can draw 1A. Some of the PCs at my office can supply 1A, some only 800mA. The USB 2.0 specification says a device can only draw up to 500mA. I cannot build a ...
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Connecting a higher-current power supply to a lithium-ion charger will damage the battery. Why?

I am not asking how the battery gets damaged, because that answer is straightfoward. What I am asking is why lithium-ion chargers allow batteries to be damaged by excessive charge current in the ...
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Make a tea mug heater with a USB power source

For a school project, I have to make a mug heater which draws its power from a computer's USB port, such as this one. I don't mean one that boils the tea, but one that keeps it warm-ish, at at least ...

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