To connect an external harddrive, which seems to draw to many power
from the USB-port, to my beaglbone I want to extra power the USB-hub
to which it is connected (hub is connect to BB).
As a power source I use an power bank (LIPO accu pack, normally used
to charge cell phones, which is able to deliver 2A at 5V).
Now I want to connect all in the following manner:
Connect LIPO accu to beaglebone.
Also connect the LIPO accu to the power in of the hub.
The cable is split: on eside goes into the accu and
is split into two ends which are connected as described.
I checked that both the beaglebone and the hub share
the same ground.
As far as I know, this should work...
But better to ask before frying the beaglebone.
Should that work ok or is it wrong?
Thank you very much in advance for any help!