Im getting a Pimoroni Power On Off Shim for my Pi 3a+ and wonder if i could use the original power micro USB-port for data stuff, like connecting a 3D printer or a webcam - since the 3a+ lacks multiple USB ports.

The Shim uses its own micro USB-Port for power supply thats why im asking.

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The microUSB power connector does not have the data lines connected. It is not a USB port.

Pi3A+ schematics


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