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USB port as power source?

Postby tomas_herrmann » 11 Jul 2019, 16:37

Hi forum,
is there a secret switch to put 5V on the USB port?
I´d like to supply a little LED light without batteries or extra power supply...
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Re: USB port as power source?

Postby anotherscott » 11 Jul 2019, 17:22

No... only USB hosts (rectangular connector) can provide power, USB slaves (square connector) can receive. USB slaves cannot provide power.

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Re: USB port as power source?

Postby jeffkeys » 11 Jul 2019, 17:57

You might try using the midi out port for low voltage power supply.

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Re: USB port as power source?

Postby pablomastodon » 12 Jul 2019, 01:35

jeffkeys wrote:You might try using the midi out port for low voltage power supply.


not on a Nord...
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Re: USB port as power source?

Postby maxpiano » 12 Jul 2019, 08:36

pablomastodon wrote:
jeffkeys wrote:You might try using the midi out port for low voltage power supply.


not on a Nord...


As Pablo says, better bring with you a simple, USB (phone) charger and connect the light to it, with a USB extender cable if needed.
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Re: USB port as power source?

Postby weremole » 12 Jul 2019, 21:00

My nord provides 380V

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