Possible to DIY the USB host cable?

Discussion in 'HP iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld' started by feg9812, Oct 29, 2008.

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    The hard part would be getting one of the 24 pin connectors that has the right pins attached and brought out of the connector. If you can find that, I'm sure the rest of the wiring would be relatively easy.
     
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    Hi, Adama, Thanks for instant reply.

    Does 210 share the same 24-pin connector with 4700? If yes, that will be easier to find one with lower price.
     
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    Unfortunately, it doesn't. HP picked an entirely new connector for the 210.
     
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    SparkFun offers "breakout" connectors, some of which might be compatible. Essentially just little PCBs with a connector on one side and the leads from the pins arrayed along one edge of the board ... they'd increase the physical bulk a bit but are quite easy to work with, especially if you wish to avoid soldering.
     
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    That's a good idea. I tried a lot but couldn't find such a breakout board for 24 pin connector. Did you ever find one? Or anyone knew about this and would like to share with us?

    Seems this HP 24 pin Smart Connector is a brand new one. Hard to find.
     
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    Thanks for your info.

    Not sure whether all of the pins are available. I ever bought a third-party usb cable for my O2 XDA IIi, most of the pins were cut off expect those for usb charge. :mad:
     
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    Actually, the linked document is the connector for a Zune. It is 24-pin and looks nearly identical to the 211 24-pin connector except for the key pattern (I was inspecitng my 211 connector and my son's Zune connector). I would guess that this company (Kinetec sp?) also makes the 211 connector as a different 'type' as noted in the part number scheme on the drawing. I cannot find it online, but I have not gotten around to calling the company yet to find out for sure.

    http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/DevTools/Zune/Z-DOCKM-S1.pdf
     
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