With this USB breakout you will finally be able to incorporate a USB-C connector into your projects without needing to solder each tiny SMD pad. The SparkFun USB-C Breakout supplies up to three times the power as previous USB iterations and also solves the universally frustrating dilemma of plugging a USB cable in correctly because it's reversible!
This board breaks out the USB-C connector's VBUS, GND, CC1, CC2, D+, and D- pins intro a 0.1" pitch header while providing up to a nominal 1.5A of power and up to 3A depending on the upstream device.
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I was using this to convert my wyze camera into a usb camera for a 3d printer enclosure. That way i could go directly into a raspberry pi with the data so octo pi could host the stream, and i could provide power via an external power supply. All while only using 1 cable. Wish there where 3d cad models of it so i could make a enclosure easier and more accurate then what i did. im not sure if thats really a complaint or just a nice to have but all other documentation was there. The microchip paper they link isn't the newest and it has most of the usb c spec explained in there. Not a great paper but easy enough to understand.
I used this on a breadboard project because I had left over wall wart 5 Volt power supplies with USB-C Connectors. Worked great and powered the project fine with no additional voltage regulation.
I use this BOB and the mini USB BOB now to power most of my projects. I did make a few BOB’s of my own. Printed the boards and populated, but frankly for the price from spark fun its not worth the time or effort.
I wanted to test out USB-C before sending out my boards for PCB-A. Spec said it should be a drop-in to replace an old school USB as long as I added the correct resistors. It worked great!
Speaking of PCB-A, SparkFun I will pay 10x what I currently pay if you give me a PCB-A option in the US!
I needed a quick way to add a charging connection to a battery power project, and this was the ticket