- on Power Supplies
- Published in issue 12/2004 on page 0
Power Supply for USB Devices
More and more equipment is sold that runs off internal rechargeable batteries. Although a matching charger is usually supplied in the package, there are also devices that can only be charged via a USB port. That is not surprising in the case of USB MP3 players, which have to ‘dock’ in the PC anyway for some time for the purpose of file transferring. Still, the same ‘feature’ can be a serious disadvantage, for example, on ‘computer-free’ holidays.Sometimes it makes you wonder how simple the solutions to such problems actually turn out to be. After all, if it’s just a supply voltage we’re after, then a USB port is easily imitated.