W. H. Heydt
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Where to find a cable?

Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:09 am

Does anyone have a US source for this: http://shop.cyntech.co.uk/products/hdmipi-usb-cable "USB patch cable" or equivalent?

I'd like to get away from using the GPIO pins to feed power from the controller to the Pi without using a second PSU or having a long cable sticking out all over the place.

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Re: Where to find a cable?

Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:15 am

It looks like this one, which I posted in another thread.

http://www.dx.com/p/cy-u2-075-le-angle- ... gDVjH3D8ic

I think the handedness of the micro USB is reversed. Maybe.

Stuff takes 2-3 weeks to get from DealExtreme.

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Re: Where to find a cable?

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Re: Where to find a cable?

Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:00 am

This one worked for me

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012ME ... ge_o00_s00

I have two touchscreens - so the qty x 2 worked for me.

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Re: Where to find a cable?

Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:50 pm

We're testing some split cables which work really well. I saw under-voltage warnings when using a USB cable from the USB port on the LCD driver board to the Pi's power input, so I've been somewhat put off that option.

I have one LCD set up with jump wires soldered directly onto the underside of the Pi header and pushed onto the driver board as normal. Works well, frees up the IO... bit "hacker" I'll admit!

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Re: Where to find a cable?

Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:14 pm

Thanks for the various replies. I will keep those sources in mind.

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Re: Where to find a cable?

Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:14 am

This one was just added to DX's catalogue. It has a right-angle "up" or "down" connector, which might be neater.

http://www.dx.com/p/cy-u2-204-u2-205-us ... g31wn1dJ9M

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Re: Where to find a cable?

Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:26 pm

liamkennedy wrote:This one worked for me

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012ME ... ge_o00_s00

I have two touchscreens - so the qty x 2 worked for me.
That looks really good. To bad they're out of stock. Must be all the RPF screen owners cleaning them out....

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Re: Where to find a cable?

Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:25 am

ame wrote:This one was just added to DX's catalogue. It has a right-angle "up" or "down" connector, which might be neater.

http://www.dx.com/p/cy-u2-204-u2-205-us ... g31wn1dJ9M
Got that one in today (they come as a 'two pack"). It's perfect for using as a power cable from a battery to the combined display and Pi. It allows the display to be used without inverting the image and *just* fits into the power connector on the display.

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Re: Where to find a cable?

Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:03 am

W. H. Heydt wrote:
ame wrote:This one was just added to DX's catalogue. It has a right-angle "up" or "down" connector, which might be neater.

http://www.dx.com/p/cy-u2-204-u2-205-us ... g31wn1dJ9M
Got that one in today (they come as a 'two pack"). It's perfect for using as a power cable from a battery to the combined display and Pi. It allows the display to be used without inverting the image and *just* fits into the power connector on the display.
Excellent! I have actually ordered one myself for another purpose, but I am glad to hear it fits. It's currently in transit so will be here in some time from 3 days to 3 months. :)

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