what diode do i need to protect a USB flash drive? Answered
well, lately i've shorted an USB port, and a USB flash drive, i know, i seem hazardoes :D
i broke the USB drive by changing the voltage and GND (no questions on how please) so it broke.
when asking what i could do to repair it, it was buy a new one and transfer the control chip, wich is impossible for me :D
but, someone else said that manufacturors (i know i spelled that wrong >.<) dont put in diodes anymore...
what i need to know is, what diode do i need?
i need specs (maybe an example) not where to buy them, since i live in holland (netherlands, the dutch, uve heard of us cheeseheads) and wont pay €10 shipping fee for a €1 diode...
i need something that wont (or minimally) interferes with the VCC from a USB port (5V at 5mA) and still makes the power go one way, at SMD size.
btw, im not good with diodes, only the light emitting ones :)
wait a sec, will a low rated SMD led do the trick? or will the resistor needed for that make the power to low?