There are almost endless types of USB C Cables. Can my cable support USB 2.0/3.0/3.1/3.2 or Power Delivery? Charging Support only? Is a connection broken? How to find the exact capability or test a USB C cable?
The C2C caberQU board created by Peter Traunmüller is the simplest solution to this problem. This simple nifty board doesn't need a power supply as all necessary power is supplied via a CR2032 battery.
We have to connect both ends of the USB C Cable we want to test on either side of the board. The battery applies a voltage to all pins of a cable and measures which ones are connected to the other end. It features LEDs for each of the 24 pins and even shield and it's neatly labeled. So in total, 25 LEDs offer all possible combinations for testing USB-C capabilities like:
1. USB 2.0/1.1, USB Power Delivery, USB 3.0/3.1/3.2
2. Alternate Mode
3. Debug Accessory Mode
4. Audio Adapter Accessory Mode
While this product seems simple, it can create a big positive impact on the environment. How?
1. The board improves longevity of cables & allows users to use it with different devices than originally intended for
2. The board can reduce cable waste for consumers & factories
The board is available on kickstarter and has already reached 5x its initial goal. Already 1000+ backers with more than 25K Euros. If you want to back this project, check out this: https://lnkd.in/dxKA_FsP
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