Increasing USB Power

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If I buy a usb extension cable, cut the two power wire off the computer end plug, then connect the other end to a wall wart power dc adaptor (5V 1A), will it increase the number of bus-powered devices i can attach? (also, do i still need to attach the computer power wires (with diodes)).

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Don't do it...

Don't do it...

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Sounds like...

Sounds like a good way of freeing the magic smoke. Why not simply buy a powered hub?

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Re: Sounds like...

g3head wrote:

Sounds like a good way of freeing the magic smoke. Why not simply buy a powered hub?

But that makes too much sence! Wink

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there was an offer in a local

there was an offer in a local shop of a micro hub for £10, and all the others were about £25

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