repton wrote: AndrewS wrote:
However in that case, why are you using a USB A socket (which is used by host devices, i.e. the ones normally supplying
the power) rather than a USB B socket (which is used by slave devices, i.e. the ones normally consuming
No reason really other than I guess that I happened to have some USB-A sockets kicking around when I made the first prototype of the original RPI3 a couple of years ago and it stuck.
Heh, I wondered if it might be something like that
fruit-uk wrote:I have lots of USB A leads accumulated over the years
But how many of those are USB-A -> USB-A, which is presumably what this board needs? (and of course are totally against the USB spec, since you should never connect a host device directly to another host device)
The plugs are a lot easier to solder too!
Well, that's what full-size USB-B sockets are for
But the RPI3 board has obviously developed it's own "standard" and if all the users are happy there's no point changing it now
Apologies for the "intrusion".