DropTableAdventures - Make all the things USB-C PD! | Radio chargers, ISDT T6 RC li-po charger - even MagSafe 2!


Season Identifier S03E19
Original Filename usbc.mov
Date Filmed 2021-10-03 - 2010-10-17
Date Uploaded 2021-12-19 10:55:03 UTC
Date Released 2021-12-20 07:08:20 UTC
Location(s) Richmond, VIC
Notable Equipment cursed USB-C things
Camera(s) Used 2x GoPro Hero 8
Software Used Final Cut Pro
Subscribers when released     212


A few redditors made their opinions known that one should just purchase the correct USB C power supplies and adaptor cables, and then they’d “just work”.

The entire point of this video was that if you have to use a specific USB-C power adaptor, it may as well not be USB-C. This was lost on these people, apparently.

The USB-C to XT60 adaptor to power the Turnigy battery charger actually ended up being used on a lot of occasions to just borrow a MacBook charger to power it off mains - it’s quite handy.



It’s 2021, shouldn’t everything support USB C? The power delivery spec allows the device to request a wide range of voltages other than 5v for much greater power. But although 12v is among them, there’s a bit of a problem. Watch to find out how we get around this, and modify radio chargers to support USB-C, make a USB C to 12v barrel jack adaptor, then an ISDT T6 Lite RC Lipo charger, then for the grand finale, a USB C to Magsafe 2 adaptor!

USB C PD board: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000525077957.html or search “USB-PD Notebook Power Supply Change Board Module”

DC-DC converter: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32788804655.html or search “XL6019”.

Also, can you tell that it’s been a while between filming both halves of this video? If you want to play “spot the difference” with the workbench, leave your answers in the comments below!

00:00 Intro 00:18 Why it’s not quite as simple as you might think… 01:51 And what we do about that… 02:33 USB C Radio Charger (Wouxun KG-UV9D+) 03:16 USB C Radio Charger (Baofeng UV-5R) 03:44 USB C to barrel jack 05:06 USB C ISDT T6 Lipo charger 06:24 USB C to Magsafe 2 adapter 09:35 Outro