Topic: ChUSBy - Chumby with USB Power Supply

So, as I wait on the replacement power adapter for my Chumby One, I decided to attempt another alternative option and create a ChUSBy!


USB chargers typically power 5v with a variety of amperages.

My first attempt was to plug into an iPad charger which provides 5v 2.1A - this was met with a boot-loop cycle. Must not be a consistent 5v...

I tried a variety of others, but they were under amped.

My final working attempt was with a smart-switching 5 port Anker charger.


Success! ChUSBy achieved. Hopefully this will carry me until the "Official" adapter arrives.

Re: ChUSBy - Chumby with USB Power Supply

very nice.  I've got that same anker adapter... pretty nice gadget.

Cleaning up any loose bits and bytes.

Re: ChUSBy - Chumby with USB Power Supply

How was this accomplished? The images won't load/ links bad.

Owner of a Chumby One, Insignia 3.5, and Sony Dash C10. A tinkerer at heart and IT manager by trade.

Re: ChUSBy - Chumby with USB Power Supply

drexful wrote:

How was this accomplished? The images won't load/ links bad.

You can either wire up a cable, or buy one like the ones I got... search for "USB 2.0 A Male To 3.2 x 0.9mm" on ebay. (I won't provide a link, because those come and go.

but that's a cable with a usb plug on one end, and a plug that fits the c1/i3 on the other.

Cleaning up any loose bits and bytes.