USB plug at the top

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RiserDog
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USB plug at the top

Postby RiserDog » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:25 pm

Was wondering if the usb plug at the top back has enough power to juice up a camera and if I can up its power a little. I plugged in a dropcam and the little light goes on but it does not work. I have to use a wall plug to make it work.

Jetguy
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Re: USB plug at the top

Postby Jetguy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:28 pm

We discussed this at length and advised against using that since the pcDuino, the heart and blood of printer is supply that port with power.

Jetguy
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Re: USB plug at the top

Postby Jetguy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:30 pm

If you want to make a modfication, unplug this at the pcDuino side, get yourself a 24v input to 5V output regulator, and attach that to an output of the 24V PSU.

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Re: USB plug at the top

Postby Jetguy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:32 pm


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Re: USB plug at the top

Postby Jetguy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:34 pm

Again, to do this right, add something like this and move that USB extension cable from being plugged in at the pcDUINO port, to a regulator like this attached to the PSU for a nice clean up to 3A completely isolated from the "system". https://www.amazon.com/DROK-Converter-R ... B01875XMKE


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