+Marky Posted May 14, 2005 Share Posted May 14, 2005 That's a nice picture of what is going on. I'm wondering why someone couldn't make a symetric USB cable that didn't matter which way it was connected (i.e. one that supplied USB power to pins 2 and 5, and USB ground to pins 1 and 4). Is there some problem doing this? You can't because Magellan deliberately set it up this way. I have had several USB powered rechargeable devices and I've never had one that mattered if it was on or off or if it charged or not. They have all charged when plugged in even when on. Just because Magellan set it up that way doesn't mean it can't be done. I'm saying that there is no reason it can't be done. Does anyone have a technical reason why providing USB power to both wouldn't work? --Marky Quote Link to comment
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