• Re: Wires overheated while charging iPad with ATX PSU

    From s7382@21:1/5 to All on Mon Feb 21 17:32:01 2022
    On Monday, February 21, 2022 at 8:31:16 PM UTC-5, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?
    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.
    Remember, D+ and D- are shorted to show the port is a dedicated charging port (DCP).

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  • From s7382@21:1/5 to All on Mon Feb 21 17:31:05 2022
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?
    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.

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  • From jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com@21:1/5 to All on Mon Feb 21 20:04:37 2022
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 14:30:00 +1100, Sylvia Else <sylvia@email.invalid>
    wrote:

    On 22-Feb-22 12:31 pm, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?
    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.

    I expect the iPad can draw a fair amount of current, and the ATX PS
    could certainly supply it. How thick are the conductors?

    Sylvia.

    I wonder what the actual voltage is.



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  • From Sylvia Else@21:1/5 to All on Tue Feb 22 14:30:00 2022
    On 22-Feb-22 12:31 pm, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?
    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.

    I expect the iPad can draw a fair amount of current, and the ATX PS
    could certainly supply it. How thick are the conductors?

    Sylvia.

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  • From Sylvia Else@21:1/5 to jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com on Tue Feb 22 19:43:32 2022
    On 22-Feb-22 3:04 pm, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 14:30:00 +1100, Sylvia Else <sylvia@email.invalid>
    wrote:

    On 22-Feb-22 12:31 pm, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?
    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.

    I expect the iPad can draw a fair amount of current, and the ATX PS
    could certainly supply it. How thick are the conductors?

    Sylvia.

    I wonder what the actual voltage is.




    Presumably 5V, unless you're thinking that it's drawing too little
    current for the ATX PS to be stable.

    Sylvia.

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  • From John Larkin@21:1/5 to All on Tue Feb 22 11:29:43 2022
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 19:43:32 +1100, Sylvia Else <sylvia@email.invalid>
    wrote:

    On 22-Feb-22 3:04 pm, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 14:30:00 +1100, Sylvia Else <sylvia@email.invalid>
    wrote:

    On 22-Feb-22 12:31 pm, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?
    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.

    I expect the iPad can draw a fair amount of current, and the ATX PS
    could certainly supply it. How thick are the conductors?

    Sylvia.

    I wonder what the actual voltage is.




    Presumably 5V, unless you're thinking that it's drawing too little
    current for the ATX PS to be stable.

    Sylvia.

    Some "USB" (irony emphasis on the U) cables are specifically
    resistive, to limit current.

    I'd expect that an ATX switching supply might make a lot of voltage
    with a light load.

    OP could measure both.

    --

    If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end with doubts,
    but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. Francis Bacon

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  • From Lasse Langwadt Christensen@21:1/5 to All on Tue Feb 22 11:44:13 2022
    tirsdag den 22. februar 2022 kl. 20.30.01 UTC+1 skrev John Larkin:
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 19:43:32 +1100, Sylvia Else <syl...@email.invalid>
    wrote:

    On 22-Feb-22 3:04 pm, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 14:30:00 +1100, Sylvia Else <syl...@email.invalid>
    wrote:

    On 22-Feb-22 12:31 pm, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?
    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.

    I expect the iPad can draw a fair amount of current, and the ATX PS
    could certainly supply it. How thick are the conductors?

    Sylvia.

    I wonder what the actual voltage is.




    Presumably 5V, unless you're thinking that it's drawing too little
    current for the ATX PS to be stable.

    Sylvia.
    Some "USB" (irony emphasis on the U) cables are specifically
    resistive, to limit current.

    examples?

    can't see any reason to a USB cable being resistive other and as
    a side effect of trying save money on copper

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  • From John Larkin@21:1/5 to blockedofcourse@foo.invalid on Tue Feb 22 12:38:33 2022
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 13:20:37 -0700, Don Y
    <blockedofcourse@foo.invalid> wrote:

    On 2/21/2022 6:31 PM, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?

    A VOM seems like the easiest way to VERIFY that.

    You may find the PSU requires a heavier load on the supply than you are >providing.

    Putting an ammeter in series with the load to give you a rough idea of
    the amount of current flowing would be a good idea. Likewise, the voltage >DROP across the cable's length.

    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.

    iPad get warm (battery)?

    If you disconnect iPad from your "adapter", there should be NO current flowing >and no "heat", right? (i.e., wiring error)

    Seems like a good way to destroy the ipad.

    --

    If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end with doubts,
    but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. Francis Bacon

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  • From John Larkin@21:1/5 to langwadt@fonz.dk on Tue Feb 22 12:37:03 2022
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 11:44:13 -0800 (PST), Lasse Langwadt Christensen <langwadt@fonz.dk> wrote:

    tirsdag den 22. februar 2022 kl. 20.30.01 UTC+1 skrev John Larkin:
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 19:43:32 +1100, Sylvia Else <syl...@email.invalid>
    wrote:

    On 22-Feb-22 3:04 pm, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 14:30:00 +1100, Sylvia Else <syl...@email.invalid>
    wrote:

    On 22-Feb-22 12:31 pm, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?
    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.

    I expect the iPad can draw a fair amount of current, and the ATX PS
    could certainly supply it. How thick are the conductors?

    Sylvia.

    I wonder what the actual voltage is.




    Presumably 5V, unless you're thinking that it's drawing too little
    current for the ATX PS to be stable.

    Sylvia.
    Some "USB" (irony emphasis on the U) cables are specifically
    resistive, to limit current.

    examples?

    can't see any reason to a USB cable being resistive other and as
    a side effect of trying save money on copper

    I've seen gadgets that come with a specifically resistive USB power
    cable and warnings to use only that one. I don't have a link.

    --

    If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end with doubts,
    but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. Francis Bacon

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  • From Don Y@21:1/5 to All on Tue Feb 22 13:20:37 2022
    On 2/21/2022 6:31 PM, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?

    A VOM seems like the easiest way to VERIFY that.

    You may find the PSU requires a heavier load on the supply than you are providing.

    Putting an ammeter in series with the load to give you a rough idea of
    the amount of current flowing would be a good idea. Likewise, the voltage
    DROP across the cable's length.

    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.

    iPad get warm (battery)?

    If you disconnect iPad from your "adapter", there should be NO current flowing and no "heat", right? (i.e., wiring error)

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  • From John Walliker@21:1/5 to John Larkin on Tue Feb 22 12:58:07 2022
    On Tuesday, 22 February 2022 at 20:37:20 UTC, John Larkin wrote:

    Some "USB" (irony emphasis on the U) cables are specifically
    resistive, to limit current.

    examples?

    can't see any reason to a USB cable being resistive other and as
    a side effect of trying save money on copper
    I've seen gadgets that come with a specifically resistive USB power
    cable and warnings to use only that one. I don't have a link.

    In that case it isn't a USB cable. Its something else with USB-style connectors.

    John

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  • From John Larkin@21:1/5 to jrwalliker@gmail.com on Tue Feb 22 13:35:49 2022
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 12:58:07 -0800 (PST), John Walliker
    <jrwalliker@gmail.com> wrote:

    On Tuesday, 22 February 2022 at 20:37:20 UTC, John Larkin wrote:

    Some "USB" (irony emphasis on the U) cables are specifically
    resistive, to limit current.

    examples?

    can't see any reason to a USB cable being resistive other and as
    a side effect of trying save money on copper
    I've seen gadgets that come with a specifically resistive USB power
    cable and warnings to use only that one. I don't have a link.

    In that case it isn't a USB cable. Its something else with USB-style connectors.

    John

    Aren't they all?

    USB is a mess.

    --

    If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end with doubts,
    but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. Francis Bacon

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  • From Lasse Langwadt Christensen@21:1/5 to All on Tue Feb 22 13:42:06 2022
    tirsdag den 22. februar 2022 kl. 22.36.05 UTC+1 skrev John Larkin:
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 12:58:07 -0800 (PST), John Walliker
    <jrwal...@gmail.com> wrote:

    On Tuesday, 22 February 2022 at 20:37:20 UTC, John Larkin wrote:

    Some "USB" (irony emphasis on the U) cables are specifically
    resistive, to limit current.

    examples?

    can't see any reason to a USB cable being resistive other and as
    a side effect of trying save money on copper
    I've seen gadgets that come with a specifically resistive USB power
    cable and warnings to use only that one. I don't have a link.

    In that case it isn't a USB cable. Its something else with USB-style connectors.

    John
    Aren't they all?

    no, random Chinese dothats convinnietly powered by the 5V from a USB port is not USB

    USB is a mess.

    how so?

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  • From Rick C@21:1/5 to John Larkin on Tue Feb 22 14:21:11 2022
    On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 2:30:01 PM UTC-5, John Larkin wrote:
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 19:43:32 +1100, Sylvia Else <syl...@email.invalid>
    wrote:

    On 22-Feb-22 3:04 pm, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 14:30:00 +1100, Sylvia Else <syl...@email.invalid>
    wrote:

    On 22-Feb-22 12:31 pm, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?
    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.

    I expect the iPad can draw a fair amount of current, and the ATX PS
    could certainly supply it. How thick are the conductors?

    Sylvia.

    I wonder what the actual voltage is.




    Presumably 5V, unless you're thinking that it's drawing too little
    current for the ATX PS to be stable.

    Sylvia.
    Some "USB" (irony emphasis on the U) cables are specifically
    resistive, to limit current.

    I'd expect that an ATX switching supply might make a lot of voltage
    with a light load.

    OP could measure both.

    I don't think computer supplies work that way. They either regulate or shut down. The problem is keeping it working while running a relatively light load. However, 3 amps is not a uniquely light load for a PC supply. I don't think that is the problem.
    Much more likely is the supply is providing all the power the iPad is asking for and the wires are too small. Or maybe the connector contacts are bad and the OP is feeling the heat there.

    --

    Rick C.

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  • From Sylvia Else@21:1/5 to Rick C on Wed Feb 23 10:01:00 2022
    On 23-Feb-22 9:21 am, Rick C wrote:
    On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 2:30:01 PM UTC-5, John Larkin wrote:
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 19:43:32 +1100, Sylvia Else <syl...@email.invalid>
    wrote:

    On 22-Feb-22 3:04 pm, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 14:30:00 +1100, Sylvia Else <syl...@email.invalid> >>>> wrote:

    On 22-Feb-22 12:31 pm, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?
    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.

    I expect the iPad can draw a fair amount of current, and the ATX PS
    could certainly supply it. How thick are the conductors?

    Sylvia.

    I wonder what the actual voltage is.




    Presumably 5V, unless you're thinking that it's drawing too little
    current for the ATX PS to be stable.

    Sylvia.
    Some "USB" (irony emphasis on the U) cables are specifically
    resistive, to limit current.

    I'd expect that an ATX switching supply might make a lot of voltage
    with a light load.

    OP could measure both.

    I don't think computer supplies work that way. They either regulate or shut down.

    In an ideal world, certainly.

    But who knows what some cheap PS from China might do? Not that I'm
    saying that the OP has such a PS, but anything is possible.

    Sylvia.

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  • From Rick C@21:1/5 to Sylvia Else on Tue Feb 22 15:11:02 2022
    On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 6:01:13 PM UTC-5, Sylvia Else wrote:
    On 23-Feb-22 9:21 am, Rick C wrote:
    On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 2:30:01 PM UTC-5, John Larkin wrote:
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 19:43:32 +1100, Sylvia Else <syl...@email.invalid>
    wrote:

    On 22-Feb-22 3:04 pm, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 14:30:00 +1100, Sylvia Else <syl...@email.invalid> >>>> wrote:

    On 22-Feb-22 12:31 pm, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?
    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.

    I expect the iPad can draw a fair amount of current, and the ATX PS >>>>> could certainly supply it. How thick are the conductors?

    Sylvia.

    I wonder what the actual voltage is.




    Presumably 5V, unless you're thinking that it's drawing too little
    current for the ATX PS to be stable.

    Sylvia.
    Some "USB" (irony emphasis on the U) cables are specifically
    resistive, to limit current.

    I'd expect that an ATX switching supply might make a lot of voltage
    with a light load.

    OP could measure both.

    I don't think computer supplies work that way. They either regulate or shut down.
    In an ideal world, certainly.

    But who knows what some cheap PS from China might do? Not that I'm
    saying that the OP has such a PS, but anything is possible.

    Of course, everyone leaves out unneeded parts, so the design that suits PCs is a circuit that requires a minimum load (not sure from which voltage). The supply does not go out of regulation in the sense of overvoltage. It does not output current on all
    outputs. There is no reason why it would overvoltage because of a light load. But, as I've mentioned, the iPad is not going to draw a light load and obviously *is* drawing a heavy load, at least for the wires being used.

    20 years ago PC supplies powered the CPU through the 5 volt rail. But the current go so excessive they bumped it up to the 12 volt rail. Now the 5 volt rail powers a lot less of a PC and so, not as much current.

    --

    Rick C.

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  • From John Larkin@21:1/5 to langwadt@fonz.dk on Tue Feb 22 16:01:46 2022
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 13:42:06 -0800 (PST), Lasse Langwadt Christensen <langwadt@fonz.dk> wrote:

    tirsdag den 22. februar 2022 kl. 22.36.05 UTC+1 skrev John Larkin:
    On Tue, 22 Feb 2022 12:58:07 -0800 (PST), John Walliker
    <jrwal...@gmail.com> wrote:

    On Tuesday, 22 February 2022 at 20:37:20 UTC, John Larkin wrote:

    Some "USB" (irony emphasis on the U) cables are specifically
    resistive, to limit current.

    examples?

    can't see any reason to a USB cable being resistive other and as
    a side effect of trying save money on copper
    I've seen gadgets that come with a specifically resistive USB power
    cable and warnings to use only that one. I don't have a link.

    In that case it isn't a USB cable. Its something else with USB-style connectors.

    John
    Aren't they all?

    no, random Chinese dothats convinnietly powered by the 5V from a USB port is not USB

    USB is a mess.

    how so?

    There are a zillion barely-different but incompatible connectors,
    nearly all with non-obvious polarization.

    The C connector scheme is pretty good... decades late.


    --

    If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end with doubts,
    but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. Francis Bacon

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  • From s7382@21:1/5 to Don Y on Wed Feb 23 11:11:09 2022
    On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 3:21:04 PM UTC-5, Don Y wrote:
    On 2/21/2022 6:31 PM, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?
    A VOM seems like the easiest way to VERIFY that.

    You may find the PSU requires a heavier load on the supply than you are providing.

    Putting an ammeter in series with the load to give you a rough idea of
    the amount of current flowing would be a good idea. Likewise, the voltage DROP across the cable's length.
    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.
    iPad get warm (battery)?

    If you disconnect iPad from your "adapter", there should be NO current flowing
    and no "heat", right? (i.e., wiring error)
    iPad battery is OK, it's the USB wire that gets hot,

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  • From Don Y@21:1/5 to All on Wed Feb 23 12:21:55 2022
    On 2/23/2022 12:11 PM, s7382 wrote:
    On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 3:21:04 PM UTC-5, Don Y wrote:
    On 2/21/2022 6:31 PM, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?
    A VOM seems like the easiest way to VERIFY that.

    You may find the PSU requires a heavier load on the supply than you are
    providing.

    Putting an ammeter in series with the load to give you a rough idea of
    the amount of current flowing would be a good idea. Likewise, the voltage
    DROP across the cable's length.
    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.
    iPad get warm (battery)?

    If you disconnect iPad from your "adapter", there should be NO current flowing
    and no "heat", right? (i.e., wiring error)
    iPad battery is OK, it's the USB wire that gets hot,

    But, with the iPad electrically NOT connected to the "adapter"
    that you've made, do the wires get hot?

    I.e., if you've accidentally miswired/shorted the adapter
    in your construction attempt, then the "fault" may be
    independent of the iPad's presence.

    (actually having *numbers* for V and I would *really* help you!)

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  • From John Larkin@21:1/5 to All on Wed Feb 23 12:12:53 2022
    On Wed, 23 Feb 2022 11:11:09 -0800 (PST), s7382 <s35587079@gmail.com>
    wrote:

    On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 3:21:04 PM UTC-5, Don Y wrote:
    On 2/21/2022 6:31 PM, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?
    A VOM seems like the easiest way to VERIFY that.

    You may find the PSU requires a heavier load on the supply than you are
    providing.

    Putting an ammeter in series with the load to give you a rough idea of
    the amount of current flowing would be a good idea. Likewise, the voltage
    DROP across the cable's length.
    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.
    iPad get warm (battery)?

    If you disconnect iPad from your "adapter", there should be NO current flowing
    and no "heat", right? (i.e., wiring error)
    iPad battery is OK, it's the USB wire that gets hot,

    The battery may not be OK for long!

    Why not use the right iPad charger?

    --

    If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end with doubts,
    but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. Francis Bacon

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  • From s7382@21:1/5 to John Larkin on Thu Feb 24 20:13:37 2022
    On Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 3:13:09 PM UTC-5, John Larkin wrote:
    wrote:
    On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 3:21:04 PM UTC-5, Don Y wrote:
    On 2/21/2022 6:31 PM, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?
    A VOM seems like the easiest way to VERIFY that.

    You may find the PSU requires a heavier load on the supply than you are
    providing.

    Putting an ammeter in series with the load to give you a rough idea of
    the amount of current flowing would be a good idea. Likewise, the voltage >> DROP across the cable's length.
    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.
    iPad get warm (battery)?

    If you disconnect iPad from your "adapter", there should be NO current flowing
    and no "heat", right? (i.e., wiring error)
    iPad battery is OK, it's the USB wire that gets hot,
    The battery may not be OK for long!

    Why not use the right iPad charger?
    --

    If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end with doubts,
    but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. Francis Bacon
    @Don Y No, it's on the 5V rail.

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  • From Rick C@21:1/5 to All on Fri Feb 25 06:52:55 2022
    On Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 11:13:44 PM UTC-5, s7382 wrote:
    On Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 3:13:09 PM UTC-5, John Larkin wrote:
    wrote:
    On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 3:21:04 PM UTC-5, Don Y wrote:
    On 2/21/2022 6:31 PM, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?
    A VOM seems like the easiest way to VERIFY that.

    You may find the PSU requires a heavier load on the supply than you are >> providing.

    Putting an ammeter in series with the load to give you a rough idea of >> the amount of current flowing would be a good idea. Likewise, the voltage
    DROP across the cable's length.
    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.
    iPad get warm (battery)?

    If you disconnect iPad from your "adapter", there should be NO current flowing
    and no "heat", right? (i.e., wiring error)
    iPad battery is OK, it's the USB wire that gets hot,
    The battery may not be OK for long!

    Why not use the right iPad charger?
    --

    If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end with doubts,
    but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. Francis Bacon
    @Don Y No, it's on the 5V rail.

    So you have wires from the power supply to a USB socket, then are using a USB cable from the socket to the iPad?

    Is this USB cable a quality cable rated for the power the iPad will draw?

    Lots of USB cables use very thin wires. You need one that is rated for the current the iPad will draw. Do you know what maximum current the iPad draws?

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  • From s7382@21:1/5 to gnuarm.del...@gmail.com on Thu Mar 3 13:27:51 2022
    On Friday, February 25, 2022 at 9:53:03 AM UTC-5, gnuarm.del...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 11:13:44 PM UTC-5, s7382 wrote:
    On Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 3:13:09 PM UTC-5, John Larkin wrote:
    wrote:
    On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 3:21:04 PM UTC-5, Don Y wrote:
    On 2/21/2022 6:31 PM, s7382 wrote:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/YaRcd.png
    How it's wired. With my wiring, the USB wires are heating up to around 200-300F.
    Am I using the right voltage?
    A VOM seems like the easiest way to VERIFY that.

    You may find the PSU requires a heavier load on the supply than you are
    providing.

    Putting an ammeter in series with the load to give you a rough idea of >> the amount of current flowing would be a good idea. Likewise, the voltage
    DROP across the cable's length.
    Is the iPad demanding too much power? The PSU worked fine after the incident.
    iPad get warm (battery)?

    If you disconnect iPad from your "adapter", there should be NO current flowing
    and no "heat", right? (i.e., wiring error)
    iPad battery is OK, it's the USB wire that gets hot,
    The battery may not be OK for long!

    Why not use the right iPad charger?
    --

    If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end with doubts,
    but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.
    Francis Bacon
    @Don Y No, it's on the 5V rail.
    So you have wires from the power supply to a USB socket, then are using a USB cable from the socket to the iPad?

    Is this USB cable a quality cable rated for the power the iPad will draw?

    Lots of USB cables use very thin wires. You need one that is rated for the current the iPad will draw. Do you know what maximum current the iPad draws?

    --

    Rick C.

    -- Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging
    -- Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
    2.1A

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