I'm planning to buy the latest Raspberry Pi (Zero) and I'm trying to figure something out. Let's assume I have a decent power supply (2A) and I'm using this cable for powering it and powering an USB HUB.
- Male Micro USB: connected to Raspberry Pi
- Male USB: connected to a charger (2A)
- Female USB: connected to a HUB
Will this setup provide:
- power to Raspberry Pi AND
- extra power to a HUB AND
- connection between Raspberry Pi and a HUB
I'm planning to attach a Wi-Fi plug and an external USB drive to the HUB so the HUB should also be powered by a charger (just in case). I heard mixed opinions about this setup. I have to be sure it will work like a charm.
Why not 2 output charger, the first one to the Pi, the second one to the HUB? Well, I'm thinking of this HUB (I love it) and it requires an extra charger (not USB standard).
I decided not to use this cable. I'm simply going to buy a hub with the exact same form factor as the Pi Zero and combine the devices. It's called an USB Hub Mod and it's easy to Google.
Look for: "Raspberry Pi Zero – USB Hub Mod" & "Raspberry Pi Zero Piggy-Back USB Hub"
I'm not posting the link. Links are not permanent.
However the question I posted is rather interesting so if someone is going to try this cable I'll be glad to accept the solution.