Killerdachshund1208
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Can I desolder the micro USB port in the pi zero and replace with usb c

Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:50 pm

I was wondering if I could replace the micro usbs on the pi zero with usb c ports. Is this possible. I know you can’t get faster speeds, I just like the port.

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Re: Can I desolder the micro USB port in the pi zero and replace with usb c

Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:26 pm

I don't think I've seen any posts on anyone doing this so I'd suggest that you try it out and let us know how it goes

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Re: Can I desolder the micro USB port in the pi zero and replace with usb c

Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:39 pm

Killerdachshund1208 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:50 pm
I was wondering if I could replace the micro usbs on the pi zero with usb c ports. Is this possible. I know you can’t get faster speeds, I just like the port.

Try it and see if it works ???

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB-C
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Re: Can I desolder the micro USB port in the pi zero and replace with usb c

Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:58 pm

This is not possible. USB-C ports have far more pins than the USB-2 ports used on the Raspberry Pi.

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Re: Can I desolder the micro USB port in the pi zero and replace with usb c

Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:37 pm

itimpi wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:58 pm
This is not possible. USB-C ports have far more pins than the USB-2 ports used on the Raspberry Pi.
Yes, but four of those pins are the same thing as a USB2.0 port. VBUS GND D+ D-
The OP is about putting the Pi USB2.0 on a USB C connector, not giving a Pi a USB C port.

If you could find a connector that fitted and got the USB2.0 connections right it would probably work.

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Re: Can I desolder the micro USB port in the pi zero and replace with usb c

Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:53 pm

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One port, one cable, no fuss. Type-C USB and USB 3.1 are backward-compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. In a pure Type-C USB connection, the Type-A ports and plugs are no longer included. However, you'll find compatible Type A-to-Type C cables.Oct 26, 2016
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Re: Can I desolder the micro USB port in the pi zero and replace with usb c

Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:13 pm

A USB-C connector has 24 contacts, 2 rows of contacts that are a mirror image (that's why it's reversible). There are 4 ground and 4 VBUS contacts to allow for high current (1/4th the contact and cable resistance).

Clearly the footprints of the two connector types won't even come close to matching (5 pin vs. 24 pin). You may be able to make an adapter PCB or use an insulator and wires to rig it up if you have the skills for the job.

Easiest solution is to use an plug adapter. https://www.amazon.com/Fheaven-Adapter- ... 01N5Q90XB/

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Re: Can I desolder the micro USB port in the pi zero and replace with usb c

Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:14 pm

Without the extra connections, the OP would lose the ability to plug in his cable without regard to orientation...a major selling point of USB-C. So while it may be physically possible to make the change, it is in some ways counterproductive.

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Re: Can I desolder the micro USB port in the pi zero and replace with usb c

Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:26 pm

W. H. Heydt wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:14 pm
Without the extra connections, the OP would lose the ability to plug in his cable without regard to orientation...a major selling point of USB-C. So while it may be physically possible to make the change, it is in some ways counterproductive.

Orientation independence is achieved simply by placement of contacts and duplicating functions so if you can connect it right you will get that feature.

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Re: Can I desolder the micro USB port in the pi zero and replace with usb c

Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:28 pm

Paul Hutch wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:13 pm

Easiest solution is to use an plug adapter. https://www.amazon.com/Fheaven-Adapter- ... 01N5Q90XB/
That would be easiest, by far.

The existence of the adaptor demonstrates that soundness of the basic concept. If you can make a connector wired as the adaptor it should work and it's not pin-to pin.

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Re: Can I desolder the micro USB port in the pi zero and replace with usb c

Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:27 pm

this thing would be easier. no work needed.


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