Introduction: Solderless USB Extender
Knowledge about electricity is required. Get an expert to help if you are the least bit unsure. We are not responcible for any and all issues.
Great way to power your usb hubs if your pc can not handle it. Some hubs with not work with this setup, so try at your own risk. Lot of people do this with the usb hubs, but I wanted to be able to use the hub without having to have the power attached.
Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
Step 1: What's Needed.
1 - usb extender cable
2 - wall phone type solderless jacks.
1 (or more telephone (rj-11) type cables
1 (or more) telephone (rj-11) type extenders.
Wire cutters and or wire strippers.
Continuity tester (i.e. https://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-another-continuity-tester/)
Step 2: Prepare the Ends.
Take the USB extender cable and cut it in half.
Strip the outer insulation so that the 4 internal wires are showing.
Strip a short bit of the insulation of each individual wire.
Step 3: Install Ends and Test.
Attach open wires to terminals on the adapters using lie colors.
Install telephone cable in the ports on the adapters.
Check connections so that wires connect correctly, ( use the pictures to help you.
Step 4: Done.
And now to put it to use. We plan to use our with the network printer that can also be used as a scanner. the network printer box does not support network scanning. We do not want to move the printer around. Hence the cable is valuable for that. You still need a regular USB cable to connect to the printer.
Step 5: Usb Power From the Wall.
Required knowledge about electricity. Get an Expert if you are the least bit unsure. We are not responcible for any and all issues.
Great way to power your usb hubs if your pc can not handle it. Some hubs with not work with this setup, so try at your own risk. Lot of people do this with the ubs, bit I wanted to be able to use the hub without having to have the power attached.
Step 6: Emergency Usb Condom.
Connecting your phone or other computing device to an unknown usb port could get your device hacked. Protect yourself with a usb condomso data lines do not get connected to a nefarious host while charging. getting an usb extender bable from the dollar store is the easiest way to statr making one.
Step 7: Untested Usb Charger.
Try this one at your own risk. Thinking of experimenting with this charger.