As it is known, the internal USB connector is pretty short, too short. My power bank fits in crooked and straining the connector wire. I fear that it might pull the Maestro connection wire out. I would like to build an extension that has a USB A female on one end, and a USB male on the other. The extension would allow ease of connection. If I understand well a USB connector schematic, pins 2 and 3 would not be used with the power bank (data pins), and pin 1 is 5 volts and pin 4 is ground.
If I make such an extension will it work with the Maestro or fry it?
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Thanks and when you get it post here how well it works. I need a bit longer cable in my Maestro as well, the cord makes for a very tight fit and doesn't fit very well, the connector mates to the battery at a stretched angle. I am using one of the recommended batteries too. The cable could sure use an extra inch or two, and there is room in the battery box for a bit longer cable, at least with the battery I have When you do this run on battery power for a while and make sure the cable doesn't get too hot, although I don't think it will be a problem. Good luck.