Modding the power given to the USB ports?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Kupie, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Kupie
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    Kupie GBAtemp Regular

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    Hello,

    I hate how little power goes to the USB ports on this thing. Any way I could mod it so more power goes to them, or if the power from two goes to one? (Thus disabling the port it's stealing power from, I know)

    Thanks!
     
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Is a powered hub not an option? What about a splitter/y cable to pull power from that second port? I am all for hardware modding but there is point at which one really should draw a line.

    Equally what are you trying to power that sucks down so much juice. Most things you should be plugging into a wii u should not take that much.
     
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    That's doable. Just solder the power pins together. That's exactly how a Y-cable works, but it'd be internal. Is it worth gutting a Wii U to make something that a cheap $3 cable can fix? :)
     
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  4. Kupie
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    Kupie GBAtemp Regular

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    Only thing that uses that much juice is the WiiU Gamecube adapter from Nintendo, or my HDD (which I haven't used in forever).

    That's good to know that the Y cable just does that, though! I might open it up this week