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VanKou

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« on: December 26, 2008, 04:35:25 PM »

I am sorry if this has been covered already.  I am wondering if there is any way to power my digital back through my firewire port.  I guess not directly from the computer (unless there is an express card).  Could a powered firewire hub do it?

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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2008, 06:48:31 PM »

Quote from: VanKou
I am wondering if there is any way to power my digital back through my firewire port.
The original firewire spec includes a power pair, but subsequent innovators took it away.  If you have a six-pin firewire port on your 'puter, it should deliver power.   That's the largish socket with an inner tab.  But if yours is the four-pin, no power.  Thank Sony for that.  

The description of this hub leads me to think it might do what you need, although you may need to add a four-pin to six-pin cable to connect with the 'puter.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2008, 06:49:37 PM by whawn »
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008, 11:41:34 AM »

It actually works nicely.  Thanks.
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