Hacking 1090 Puck USB cable

#1
I've been seeing a USB connection failure between the BBB and the 1090 Puck lately.
The problem seems to be caused by the Puck's USB connector access hole.

It's too tight for a mini-USB plug to get in far enough to allow a solid connection.
Hence the occasional failure to communicate.

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First, I replaced the 6 foot USB cable with a 16" cable. Then, I used a sharp X-acto knife
to re-shape the mini-USB plug. Making it conform to the odd shape of the recess in the 1090 Puck.

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Now the connection feels solid. Now the cable doesn't pull out so easily.

Cheers,
Rich
 

Mark Daniels

Administrator
Staff member
#2
Hi Rich,

Thank you for the feedback on this and for the photos too.
Nice work on sorting out the cable so that it makes a good connection.

I will soon have some cables with longer connectors so if anyone else has this issue using the BBB please let me know.

Cheers,
Mark
support@pinkfroot.com
 
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