Makers, hobbyists and developers that are looking for a way to use USB ports to provide constant 9V or 12V power supplies may be interested in a new device created by FemtoCow called the USB 912.
The USB 912 offers a solution to powering 9V or 12V devices from USB port via a small adapter that can be connected to a range of different connection depending on your needs.
“FemtoCow USB912 is a DC to DC converter that converts 5V from any USB port to 9V or 12V, selectable by a switch. It has standard 5.5/2.1mm output connector that will fit most electronics. The amount of current it can deliver depends on how much the USB port can provide.
It provides about 1/2 the port’s amperage in 9V mode, and about 1/3 the port’s amperage in 12V mode. A standard USB port can provide up to 500mA, which is enough for small projects. For extra power you can power your FemtoCow USB912 from a portable USB charger battery pack. Those deliver up to 2.1A and it will make your project more portable too.”
The USB 912 project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production.
So if you think the USB 912 is something your electronic projects could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help the USB 912 become a reality.
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