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2x Questions - Techy Answered

First question - Does RadioShack sell female USB ports? Ones like those that you would use for a mouse, so I could plug in a USB powered device (mp3 player) to charge through, say, a car or wall? It doesn't matter what other type of end it has on it, I'm just going to cut it off anyway. 2nd - Does RadioShack (that's the only electronics around here) sell power adapters, you know, that plug into the wall and output DC power, that output around 5v of power and around 500mA? I'll probably go 'round to garage sales and stuff to find junky electronics, but would like to know if there was an alternative if I happened to not find one. Again, 'tis to be used as a charger for my mp3 player. Thank y'all for your help!

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CameronSS
CameronSS

13 years ago

You can get (and I know because I have one) 5VDC transformers with a USB output. You plug it into the wall, and plug your USB-charged device into the USB-A(F) port on the bottom. I did a Google search for "5v usb transformer," and first I noticed that this forum topic is the sixth one down, then I found this adapter, which was the only one I saw that wasn't DIY. That same Google search led me to an Instructable about making one of these, which shows sources. In the morning I'll give you the name of the manufacturer of mine, after it's disconnected from my sister's new iPod Nano.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

13 years ago

. I'm pretty sure they have a USB "extension cord" - try their web site.