Simple DIY VGA to USB power adapter

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There’s something so beautifully simple about this Instructables hack: simply take a male VGA-VGA adapter and solder it to a spare USB socket, then plug it in. Voila! A USB charger for your laptop. Not, perhaps, universally useful, but for easy phone or MP3 player charging on the road, this seems plenty useful.

VGA to USB Power [Instructables]

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4 Responses to Simple DIY VGA to USB power adapter

  1. OM says:

    …One of our engineers at Dell back when USB was barely 1.0 and the “U” still meant “Useless” demonstrated that the VGA port could be used to charge a device. I’m surprised someone hasn’t already marketed this, much less Monster claiming theirs can charge a certain Motorola phone quicker and more efficiently than anyone else’s.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow, thanks I really like this instructable! I’ve been playing with the Motorola Krave lately, and it’s such a HEINOUS PIECE OF CRAP that I find myself wanting to add more features, especially ones that show off my poor soldering skills!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Brilliant, I like it, my dell latitude only has 1 usb plug, great stuff..
    http://www.americanhomeconst.com

  4. chromal says:

    I love how they add a huge protruding TSA-panic-enducing power tap to emulate USB when there appear to be two perfectly serviceable USB ports right there.

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