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Rham243 #1 31/05/2017 - 20h17

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Hi all, I am new to Free Track, looking to build my first tracker. I would like to use USB power and it would be much more convenient to plug into the USB hub on my desk that plugs into my PC rather than the wall power outlet.

I read through a couple of the sticky posts and there is mention of possible motherboard damage using this option.

Has anyone successfully done this? How did you protect your motherboard from damage? What components are you using? Is there a schematic for this?

Thanks in advance!  :D
Stormrider #2 03/06/2017 - 17h35

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If you are using a usb hub with own power adapter there is not some much danger for your motherboard.In the worse case of shortcircuit you will only damage your usb-hub.

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