Universal USB power cable.

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Dec 16, 2007

Universal USB power cable. by Devante at 6:40 AM (763 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. Devante
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    Hi,

    I'm looking for a cord that will replace the standard power adapters/plugs and allow something to be powered by USB.

    Specifically, I want to charge the MN740 (otherwise known as the XBOX wireless network adapter) via a USB port instead of the plug it comes with.

    Does such a cable exist?

    This thing draws only 6V, so the XBOX 360 should be able to handle it.

    Thanks for the info!
     
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    Probably, you can also try asking the manufacturers of the gamepad?
     
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    Do you mean a kind of wall socket to USB adaptor (for what it is worth I have seen them for cars as well) or what amounts to a connector to USB?

    Also it is usually the current that is drawn. Assuming MS stuck to the spec USB ports are only able to draw a couple of hundred milli amps (600 I think) initially and then ramp up (2 amps if memory serves and I do not think it has here) or it will shut down. Whether this will affect the thing I do not know but bear it in mind (you might be able to mess around with capacitors if it does).

    None the less I have a USB to GBA/DS charger that I have used for years and their are numerous music players and phones that do the same.

    My suggestion for this is to buy a cheapo adapter from a games shop and get a USB lead from something to solder the lot together.
     
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