In for a penny, in for a pound I’ve always heard. I like to add ‘work out the change later’. This is pretty much my approach to most of my education in life. Have a stupid idea and a drive to at least half finish it, and you’ll work out some stuff in between.
A pretty stable job that’s creative in its own right, leaves me day dreaming often of solutions that don’t exist. Silly one’s, small one’s. One’s that just make a bit of a difference to my life, and maybe other’s a tad envious in the process. A slightly clever solution, or maybe a dumb one, but one that needed to be made.
Anyway, this brings me to the following picture.
This is a TPS25740. For all I care in terms of the documentation I read it’s;
• USB-PD Adaptor (data-less)
• Dedicated Charging Port (data-less)
And that’s where the journey’s starting. The next post will be about the charging solution I opted to purchase that wasn’t delivering the specs it promised. I think with some tests I did they’re even changing the design and re-releasing the product… Oops! That’s my first little electrical engineering achievement.
I’ve no idea how to get a functional end product but I have enough tools and enough intent to at least have no excuse not to try.
My achievement in the medium term would be to have a USB-C port that pulls a 14v Nominal DC battery and supply 20V at up to 5A (according to spec). There’s likely solutions out there, at least the one’s I’ve tried are fakies. And it’s not about the product, it’s about the understanding.
Half the time I’m talking to myself in these posts, half the time I feel like I’m talking to the judge in myself and begging for approval. Ignore my rants!