USB Zip Drive - Bus power?

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I have a USB Zip Drive which works fine, but i wondered if it was possible to run it off of the Bus Power, there is a power connector right next to the USB connector and i was thinking if i add a diode and a fuse it might power the drive? The Huge power brick is the only thing stopping me using it with my iBook.

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Power Requirement

It seems USB will not give it the 1 Amp it needs to operate, so i'll probably have to get a battery pack to run it on the move. Or buy a newer bus-powered model.

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what about..

how much current does FireWire ports give out. I know that you can put HD's on them. I also know that there are portable CD-RW's/DVD+-RW's that you can have bus powered. I am thinking that these draw the same current as a zip drive...
Am I wrong?

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No firewire

My ibook doesn't have firewire (mk.1 clamshell). Sad

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