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SparkFun USB-C Breakout

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.

  • Dimensions: 22.1mm x 14mm x 4.9mm (0.87in x 0.55in x 0.19in)
  • Weight: 1.35g

SparkFun USB-C Breakout Product Help and Resources

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Connectors are a major source of confusion for people just beginning electronics. The number of different options, terms, and names of connectors can make selecting one, or finding the one you need, daunting. This article will help you get a jump on the world of connectors.

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  • What is the part number or datasheet link for the USB-C Connector on this board ?

  • Unfortunate that the D+/D- lines are shorted together on the board, in a given USB-C connection only one of the pairs of lines are typically actively used (D+/D- on top a.k.a. A6-A7, or D+/D- on bottom a.k.a. B6-B7), it would be nice to be able to use the inactive pair for other purposes. I'd like to see both lines broken out with an optional on-board jumper to choose if they are shorted together or not.

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Worked for my application

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.