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.
This power lead is also ideal for use with 5V, 500mA mains power supply. This combination is ideal for powering static projects that can be set up near to a wall socket.
- Take power for you project from a PC.
- Pre-tinned colour coded leads.
- Ideal for use with the 5V, 500mA mains power supply.
- 1 x USB Power Lead.
Teachers can order a sample of this kit (one per school) here.
You will need to select the kit from a list of all the sample kits; the stock code for this kit is 4101.
Note: this service is only offered to schools for evaluation purposes only.
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Thank you for your question the cable is approximately 4-5mm thick and 100cm long.
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.
Hi Luke, As per my answer on the FM radio kit, yes this would be fine. You could use it with the following product. https://www.kitronik.co.uk/2261-usb-power-supply-uk-mains.html
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.
PICAXE needs between 3V and 5.5V so this would power the circuit without the need of a resistor.
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.
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
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.
Yes, just use it instead of the PP3 clip. Red wire to the '+' on the board, black wire to the '-'.
Hi, yes it can. Those ipod charger adaptors output 5V like most phone chargers so that is fine.
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