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Re: USB3 Monitors




On 02/25/2017 07:33 PM, Brian Sammon wrote:
On Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:56:39 -0500
Carl Fink <carlf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
(I want to do this at least largely to get a
super-low-power-consumption system. USB3 monitors use as little as 5
watts when in active use and even less in standby.)

You may want to consider USB-powered monitors that use a more traditional video connection (such as HDMI).  I've been using a GeChic USB-powered HDMI monitor and I've been happy with it.  It pulls 2 amps off of USB.

Beware -- 2 amperes is too much current for convention USB 1.1, 2.0, and 3.0 ports found on most motherboards and USB adapters. You need specialized USB ports for devices that draw that much current:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB-C


David