just wondering (lighted accesories Q)

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just wondering (lighted accesories Q)

hey maybe you guys can help me out here, I have been seeing these posts on lighting keyboards, mice, and apple pro speakers, all of which are things i would like to attempt, but what i havent figured out is how the heck to power the lights. I'm thinking of EL wire for the most part. so how would i go about powering the lights in the keyboard? (apple pro) the speakers (apple pro)?

any thoughts?

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The USB connection provides t

The USB connection provides the power. LED's usse very little current, so you could run a lot of them off of a USB port.

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power specs

The apple keyboard uses about 150 mW of the 500 mW USB power budget. That gives you 350 mW to play with, which is quite a lot for things like LED's and EL.

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so i guess my question now is

so i guess my question now is what do i tap off of inside the keyboard to power up the wire? i havent taken the keyboard apart yet as i hear its a real PITA and i want to get everything i will need first

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one of the 4 wires on the USB

one of the 4 wires on the USB cable is +5V. Find it with a meter.

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