[maemo-users] usb host mode (usb battery)

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Sun Oct 14 21:48:20 EEST 2007
Laurent GUERBY wrote:

> How do you connect everything (N770+Soshine 4-AAA USB+usb keyboard)
> together? The soshine has only one female USB std size, the keyboard
> will have one male USB std size.

Well, you need Y cable that comes with most/all 2.5" IDE->USB 
enclosures. It has one mini-USB and two USB males, one for data and one 
for additional power (since 2.5" disk needs 1A for spinup). I already 
had one (bought elsewhere) but they got it too


Then there is usb female to female adapter (already had one too).


BTW the soshine 4xAAA gives really low power. Today I tried to connect 
XBOX gamepad and it didn't work. Then I tried to power it from 5V 
adapter and it worked OK so it was power issue. Sadly XBOX controller 
contains builtin USB hub for XBOX memory cards so it needs more power 
than simple mouse. And the hub cannot be disabled since the controller 
itself is connected to the hub as third device.


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