Dual PCB Question


#1

I have a DC stick right now, looking to add in usb support. I know if I wanted to go dc and ps2, I’d have to clip the power wires and use a toggle switch so that only 1 pcb gets power at a time. Since usb and dc are both 5v, would I have to still use a toggle switch? Using a flash atm if that makes any power issues worse.


#2

Not to be an ass but why don’t you just use a DC to USB adapter? Wouldn’t that be simpler and cheaper?


#3

All converters have lag, I’ve tried the radio shack converter, smart joy, elecom, some random converter from fry’s and they’re all bad. I borrow a friend’s doa4 stick with a direct usb connection and it plays great. That’s all there is to it really.


#4

How about the EMS Trio Linker? I’ve heard nothing but good stuff about that one.


#5

No, you do not need a toggle switch. Power both pads at the same time, no matter which pcb is actually being used. Using a pair of diodes would be smart, in case you pull a stupid and plug both in at the same time, but not required.

The golden rule is: If using multiple PCB’s, all must be powered.


#6

would both pcbs being powered at the same time plus a flash/p360 cause any power issues?


#7

If it’s wired correctly, it shouldn’t. If your using a VMU in the DC pcb, you might want to find one of those memory cards that don’t have LCD screens. They’ll pull much less power.


#8

jake just put a switch… cuz if you break my flash… i break you… just like i broke your friend.


#9

Can you explain please how can you do that - having a DC and Dualshock PCB at the same time??


#10

If I use diodes, where do I place them inbetween and which diodes do I get? 5v limit diodes? I’ve seen some people say 4.5 before so just making sure.

You have to buy a toggle switch, clip the power wire on your ps2 and dc pcbs. Wire the plug ends of the power wire piece you just clipped to the 2 ends of the toggle switch. Then go from the center of the toggle switch with 2 wires, 1 to each pcb end of the clipped power wires. That way only 1 of the pcbs gets power at any given time.


#11

Thanks dude, I’m becoming used to the fast answers at SRK haha