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#51 ChildOfCv OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:43 PM

Oops, turns out my current cable is USB A->C.  Anyway, it's not USB-PD aware and will not transfer more than standard USB current.  Apparently if you get a straight USB C->C cable, you should be okay.  But be careful when buying a USB A variant.



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Posted Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:23 AM

I was told I can use USB A -> USB C with iPad charger ?

That I don’t need USB C PSU.


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Posted Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:37 AM

I was told I can use USB A -> USB C with iPad charger ?

That I don’t need USB C PSU.

 

With a good cord, yes.  iPad chargers are good for 2A +.  If your cord says it supports fast charging, it should work.  But if you bought it from the bargain bin at the gas station, you may have unsatisfactory results.



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Posted Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:37 AM

Beware: Some cheap fast charging ones won't work, as they provide only 12V.
A simple, normal USB-C cable will work.

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Posted Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:34 PM

so USB C cable will provide power to unit without issue? Direct question to evildragon17



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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:14 AM

 

Even good USB-C-Cables can't always do rapid-charge - as that's a special feature that needs some extra traces (it works with 12V). :)

 

No need to get a quickcharge-cable.

 

BTW: Packaging has arrived.

Now I'm only waiting for the instructions manual as well as the PCBs. Both should arrive within the next few days :)

 

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Neat looking professional box. I hope this ColecoVision power supply is a success once it is released.



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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:47 AM

so USB C cable will provide power to unit without issue? Direct question to evildragon17

Unless you grab some really really cheap one that doesn't work at all, yes.

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:48 AM

Quick update:
PCBs are finished and will ship to me on Monday.
So they should arrive on Tuesday and if they work without issues, assembly and shipping to you will start next week.

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:52 AM

By the way, what country are these shipped? Will there be extra customs?


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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:58 AM

From Germany. Customs depend on where you are living. Inside the EU, nothing is needed, outside of the EU it depends on the country you're living in.

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:58 AM

That’s great. Thanks :)


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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:46 AM

I did just order.

Would this cable work?

https://rover.ebay.c...tm/273545137544


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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:48 AM

Or this..

https://rover.ebay.c...tm/273325601739


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#64 EvilDragon17 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:54 AM

Yes, it should work.

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:34 AM

I am not sure if those are USB A to USB C cable. Or just C to C. Try look pics and read description but..

Display is just cool.


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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:28 AM

Well, if you have a normal USB-A power supply, then you need USB-A to USB-C :)
That's the most common combination (I'm also doing it like that)

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:41 AM

But are those cable USB-A to USB-C or just USB-C cables?


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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:11 PM

Those two at eBay. There’s so many different cables. Mini, micro etc.


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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:25 PM

USB-A is the normal sized USB you know from your PC, USB-C the newest one used in Smartphones.
So a USB-A to USB-C is simply a cable from the big USB port to the smaller one.

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:40 PM

Yes. But are those two eBay link with display A->C because cant find info...


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Posted Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:29 AM

The plug pictured in the eBay listing is A->C.

 

https://en.wikipedia...cal)#Connectors



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Posted Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:15 AM

Better order those two then :)


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Posted Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:50 AM

Or not....

New message from: eb-source111 (19,232YellowShooting Star)
Dear Customer,

No,it is not USB A to USB C cable.

Any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Have a nice day.

Anna


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Posted Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:42 AM

Then his picture is clearly wrong :o

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Posted Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:56 AM

I wonder what cable to buy eBay. Not too expensive.


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