USB Power Lead

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Further Information

Q:
what is the diameter of the cable?
Asked by: E Arnott
A:
Hi there,

Thank you for your question the cable is approximately 4-5mm thick and 100cm long.
Answered by: Cullen Lewis
05-Oct-18

Q:
I am looking to purchase the 5V LED lamp kit for a school project and I would like some advice on whether you are able to power it by using a USB power lead?
Asked by: Sonya Cottrell
A:
Hello Sonya, This cable would be fine, it could be connected straight up to the board by just soldering the wires to the circuit board.
Answered by: Michael Lockhart
12-Feb-18

Q:
Powering 8 leds, would it be possible to plug this usb cable into the mains wall adaptors that you get for phone chargers, etc?
Asked by: Ned
A:

Hi , This USB cable could be used with a USB wall socket, you would just need to make sure that the resistor used would be suitable for the LED’s.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
01-Feb-17

Q:
would this be able to power the FM radio kit instead of the 3 batteries?
Asked by: Lukeabbottluke
A:

Hi Luke, As per my answer on the FM radio kit, yes this would be fine. You could use it with the following product. 2261-usb-power-supply-uk-mains

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
06-Jan-17

Q:
Can i use this for High Power Amp Kit instead of Jack lead or iPod/ iPhone lead
Asked by: Arda
A:

Hi, unfortunately you wouldn’t be able to use this as an output on the high powered amp kit as it doesn’t support audio signals.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
15-Dec-16

Q:
Can this be used to power a circuit with a PICAXE? If so, would a resistor be needed?
Asked by: Josh
A:

Hi Josh,


PICAXE needs between 3V and 5.5V so this would power the circuit without the need of a resistor.

Answered by: Rob Haywood
24-Oct-16

Q:
Can this lead be used to power a small strip of your LED strip (max 3)
Asked by: Tunde
A:

Hello, the LED strip requires a forward voltage of 12V’s, a USB lead will provide 5V’s, so unfortunately the forward current wouldn’t be high enough to power the strip.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
09-Sep-16

Q:
Could this USB lead be used to power your 5v LEDs? If so is a resistor required?
Asked by: Ben
A:

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

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
11-Sep-15

Q:
So this would also be okay to plug straight into the LED lamp kit? and also the Xylophone project kit?
Asked by: ADAM
A:

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.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
03-Sep-15

Q:
Can this USB be used as the power source for the radio kit you supply? If so how can it be fitted
Asked by: Nathan
A:

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

Answered by: Aaron Sturman
24-Jun-15

Q:
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?
Asked by: Kate
A:

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

Answered by: Aaron Sturman
15-Dec-14

Q:
Hi there, would a 3.v bulb lamp in a holder work off this USB lead?
Asked by: Chris
A:
The 3.5V lamp will have a bit of tolerance in terms of the maximum voltage, however I'd expect that this might be 10% above the rated voltage of 3.5V. It certainly isn't specified to run at 5V, so no it won't work. Depending on the application, you might be better using a white LED as it will use less current and it's easier to operate at the required voltage by means of a current limit resistor. For more details see white LED USB lamp in the related products link.
Answered by: Matt MacLeod
11-Apr-14

Q:
could i use this to power the 1W LED star that you sell with this power led
Asked by: cameron ferguson
A:
Hi, yes that would work fine. There is an example of how to do it on this page http://www.kitronik.co.uk/resources/electronic-tutorials/1w-star-led-datasheet/
Answered by: Aaron Sturman
26-Nov-13

Q:
Can I connect one of the 5mm colour fazing LEDs directly (or via switch) to this USB power lead?
Asked by: Stacey
A:
Hi Stacey, Yes that would work fine.
Answered by: Aaron Sturman
10-Sep-13

Q:
Could one use the Low inertia motor with this USB power lead? I know it functions between 0.7-5V, but would there be enough current? Also, would it work with the Solar Cell, without charging (in the UK)? Many thanks in advance.
Asked by: barnaclefred
A:
Yes the low inertia motor would be fine to be used with the USB lead, as well as being low voltage it is also low current at about 10mA. The question as to if it would work with our solar cell is a little more tricky to answer. If the application doesn't load the motor, for instance using it as a fan then it should be fine. However if you plan on driving something where the motor is going to be under a heavier load I'd definitely give it a try before deciding if it?s a good idea. All solar cells are specified to make them look good and if they once managed to do 5V at 50mA then that is what they will be quoted as. You will never manage to get a solar cell to deliver the amount of power the specification suggests it is capable of.
Answered by: Geoff Hampson
13-Jul-12

Q:
Hi there, would a 3.v bulb lamp in a holder work off this USB lead?
Asked by: Chris
A:
The 3.5V lamp will have a bit of tolerance in terms of the maximum voltage, however I'd expect that this might be 10% above the rated voltage of 3.5V. It certainly isn't specified to run at 5V, so no it won't work. Depending on the application, you might be better using a white LED as it will use less current and it's easier to operate at the required voltage by means of a current limit resistor. For more details see white LED USB lamp in the related products link.
Answered by: Geoff Hampson
03-Oct-11

Q:
Would this USB cable be able to drive the Low torque motor 2510 that you supply? We would like to use it with the blue fan as a desk mounted cooling fan.
Asked by: Jim Jenner
A:
The low torque motor you have suggested is a 3V motor that will work up to 4.5V and the USB port is a 5V port. Something that is connected to the USB port should only draw 100mA unless it has communicated with the PC and negotiated a higher current, in which case it can take 0.5A. The typical current of the motor is 1A so as well as being too lower a voltage it will also take too much current. The other thing to consider is that educational motors are electrically noisy and that PCs are more sensitive, though generally this will be the lower voltage supplies rather than the 5V supply. So in order to keep inside the motor voltage specification and below the USB port current specification I'd suggest using a low inertia solar motor. This will also have the advantage that it is electrica lly cleaner than the other motors, but it is more expensive. The stock code for this motor is 2506.
Answered by: Geoff Hampson
10-Jun-11

Q:
Do you know if this can be used in reverse, using a 9 battery or something similar to power a USB device (with a female-female USB adaptor)?
Asked by: Andrew Headon
A:
The USB interface is a 5v supply and 2 data lines. So if you have a USB device that you need to power it would be possible to use a 5V supply and connect it to the device via the USB port. You are therefore right that with the appropriate adaptor this lead could be used. However DO NOT use a 9V battery as you will damage the equipment that you connect to it. The voltage should be between 4.75V and 5.25V and capable of delivering 0.5A.
Answered by: Geoff Hampson
23-May-11

Q:
Can i run a 3v buzzer directly off the usb safely for a steady hand game project?
Asked by: GarethJones
A:
The computer USB is a 5V supply. It would depend on the buzzer you had in mind as to whether it would work. The white piezo buzzers we sell are designed to run off a 3 to 24V supply so would be fine. The lower frequency black buzzers are available in a range of voltages and you would need to use a 6V buzzer is designed to work between 4 and 8 volts so would be fine with the 5V from the USB supply. Both types of buzzer take less than 30mA so would be OK.
Answered by: Geoff Hampson
13-Apr-11

Q:
Is this item able to supply sufficient output for initial testing of completed Mono MP3 Amplifier kits?
Asked by: Chris Brennan
A:
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.
Answered by: Kevin Spurr
31-Mar-11

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