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    Power Supply for OpenCockpits USBOuts

    Does anyone have any recommendations? Should I use a PC based Power Supply or a wall based Power Supply?

    What do you all use to power the card?

    Thanks

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    Re: Power Supply for OpenCockpits USBOuts

    Use a spare +5V from your Sioc PC's power supply.

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    Re: Power Supply for OpenCockpits USBOuts

    Thanks Nico!

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    Re: Power Supply for OpenCockpits USBOuts

    I read somewhere that we don't need to power the MasterCard as it gets 5v from the USB port but I was wondering if by the time I put fifty LEDs and seventy two IO on to it would it be better to give the MasterCard 5v?

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    Re: Power Supply for OpenCockpits USBOuts

    Quote Originally Posted by hootsmangreen View Post
    I read somewhere that we don't need to power the MasterCard as it gets 5v from the USB port
    That's only true if you have assigned a few switches, not if you are adding digits and leds.

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    Re: Power Supply for OpenCockpits USBOuts

    I have searched through every electronics store in my area, but I have been unable to find a supply cable with a two pin connector that matches the card's power supply port. Do any of you know a specific name for the connector used?

    On an unrelated note, there also appears to be one on the USB Axes Card as well. Does it need a power supply to work or is that just for lighted switches?

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    Re: Power Supply for OpenCockpits USBOuts

    They are single but fit perfectly

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    Re: Power Supply for OpenCockpits USBOuts

    Good to know. Now, since I have a bunch of usb cables lying around, I was wondering if I could cut them and solder their 5v and GND leads to the wires you just brought up, then plug them into my SIOC PC's USB Port?

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    Re: Power Supply for OpenCockpits USBOuts

    Avro748,
    Here is what you want. Best to use a polarized plug. Otherwise very easy in the heat of the moment to plug
    single pins on to incorrect terminals and your pcb will be toast.

    https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8095

    Les
    P.S Not advisable to use USB port for 5v. Very limited current and if you should reach
    the limit the funny things can start happening with your USB connected devices.
    Go down the path Nico suggested.

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