Adafruit Switchable USB Type A to C Breakout Board

Product ID: 5972
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We don't quite know what to call this doohicky - some folks refer to it as a USB Condom but that's specifically for when the data lines on a USB port are disabled so that a device charges without data access. This board is a little more advanced: you can manually switch each of the 4 wires on or off for a variety of uses:

  • If you want to have a 'charge only' device, simply switch the D+ and D- lines off
  • For power monitoring, you can do high side (disable the V+ line) or low side (disable the GND line)
  • For tapping into the USB signal, or monitoring the power voltage, keep all the switches on and probe the labelled pads on either side

With the onboard 4-DIP switch, you can flip to your heart's content. Only thing to note is the C&K SDA04H1SBD switches are technically rated for 5V 100mA  so we designed this for low-current-draw microcontroller project board hacking. (You could probably go a bit higher but don't tell anyone!)

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Technical Details

EagleCAD PCB files available on GitHub

Product Dimensions: 39.7mm x 19.0mm x 9.5mm / 1.6" x 0.7" x 0.4"

Product Weight: 4.9g / 0.2oz

RoHS 2 2011 65 EU Compliant
RoHS 2 2015 863 EU Compliant