USB Power Lead

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Product Code: 4101
Take power from a PC with this handy USB lead. The lead is 1m long and has pre tinned red and black wires which connect to the 5V pins on the USB plug.

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Take power from a PC with this handy USB lead. The lead is 1m long and has pre tinned red and black wires which connect to the 5V pins on the USB plug. The USB standard allows peripherals to draw 100mA each, which is enough to power an LED or most simple circuits.

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Questions:

Posted by Ben, Friday, 11 September 2015 on product USB Power Lead

Question:

Could this USB lead be used to power your 5v LEDs? If so is a resistor required?

Answers:

  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Friday, 11 September 2015

    Yes you could use this lead to power our 5V LED's. Although in theory this should be fine without a resistor, it would be advisable to use a low value resistor, just in case the power output of the USB is slightly higher than 5V’s

Posted by ADAM, Thursday, 3 September 2015 on product USB Power Lead

Question:

So this would also be okay to plug straight into the LED lamp kit? and also the Xylophone project kit?

Answers:

  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Thursday, 3 September 2015

    This is the USB lead that is used in the white and colour changing USB lamp kit, it would also be fine for the Xylophone project kit as this can run on a voltage up to 5V's.

Posted by Nathan, Wednesday, 24 June 2015 on product USB Power Lead

Question:

Can this USB be used as the power source for the radio kit you supply? If so how can it be fitted

Answers:

  • Posted by Aaron Sturman on Wednesday, 24 June 2015

    Yes, just use it instead of the PP3 clip. Red wire to the  '+' on the board, black wire to the '-'.

Posted by Kate, Monday, 15 December 2014 on product USB Power Lead

Question:

Could the USB lead be plugged into an iPad charger adapter to power the light from the mains rather than from the desk top USB port?

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  • Posted by Aaron Sturman on Monday, 15 December 2014

    Hi, yes it can. Those ipod charger adaptors output 5V like most phone chargers so that is fine.

Posted by Chris Brennan, Friday, 11 April 2014 on product USB Power Lead

Question:

Is this item able to supply sufficient output for initial testing of completed Mono MP3 Amplifier kits?

Answers:

  • Posted by Matt Macleod on Friday, 11 April 2014
    The USB power lead can be used to power an MP3 amplifier and it is something we have tried without a problem. Having said that the amplifier's performance is better at higher supply voltages. This is because it can only amplify to the maximum of the supply voltage before distorting. You may therefore also want to consider out 12V dc supply which works well. This can be found under the 'Power supplies and USB power' section.

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