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July 26, 2012, 04:02:07 AM
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RHA: or BFL will perhaps use a "Y" USB cable to draw twice the power, like some USB optical disk drive do: http://www.cyberdata.net/products/cables/specialty/images/usb-b_2y_usb-a.gif This would allow 5W for a Jalapeno, or 700 Mhash/Joule...
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July 26, 2012, 05:06:34 AM
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On a typical motherboard, a USB port is fused with a 1.5 Amp fuse.
Plenty of headroom.
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July 26, 2012, 05:12:33 AM
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On a typical motherboard, a USB port is fused with a 1.5 Amp fuse.
Plenty of headroom.
Are the thin little circuit traces on the motherboard also capable of delivery that 1.5 amps though?  You could burn out a trace going that far beyond spec if the manufacturer didn't account for it.
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July 26, 2012, 07:13:08 AM
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Motherboard designers are not dumb. If it's fused with a 1.5 Amp fuse, the fuse will blow before the trace burns through or the motherboard incinerates. That's precisely why the fuse is there in the first place.
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July 26, 2012, 04:40:56 PM
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Motherboard designers are not dumb. If it's fused with a 1.5 Amp fuse, the fuse will blow before the trace burns through or the motherboard incinerates. That's precisely why the fuse is there in the first place.

Else it's pretty fucking useless fuse!

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July 26, 2012, 07:13:50 PM
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True, I was just thinking of the el cheapo motherboards where they might put a 1.5 amp fuse on it to look good on the outside, but it won't actually run that much.  At least, I've seen similar things happen on other cheap electronics.

Is a fuse for a USB port typically only for one port or two?
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