USB Power Switch


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This is an extension board designed for MESH GPIO. This board can control "ON/OFF" on a USB using MESH GPIO. "ON/OFF" can be used on devices that operate by USB power supply. The VOUT pin on MESH GPIO and USB 5 V output are linked together. When the output is turned "ON", the LED on the board will flash red. Before you start, please prepare a micro USB cable and USB separately. And also, please be aware that communication function on USB will not be available.

  • Input/ Output Voltage:DC 5 V
  • Maximum Output current:DC 1 A
  • USB Cable
  • Input side: micro USB Type-B
  • Output side: USB Type-A
  • MESH GPIO pin
  • VOUT(at default)
  • PWM(Can be switched by SJ1)
  • Pins can be switched by SJ1 on back of board. Please make sure that the power on the device works with PWM pin before switching it.
  • Schematic (PDF)
  • Manufactured by Switch Science



Learn more about the USB Power Switch: 

Example: Turn a USB-powered fan on and off using MESH Button block.

In this recipe the MESH Button is programmed to turn the a USB-powered fan "on" and "off" via a Switch software block and GPIO blocks. 

How this recipe works:

  1. Connect the Button block to a Switch software block (settings: "In Order")
  2. Connect two GPIO blocks to "Out1" and "Out2" on the Switch block
  3. Set one of the GPIO blocks to "VOut Supply" value "On"
  4. Set the other GPIO block to "VOut Supply" value "Off" 



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