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Are USB-C powered servos coming?

USB-C is supposed to provide 100W (up to 5A at 20V). Wouldn’t it be great if you could just run USB-C cables along the arms of your robot and plug them in directly to servos at the joints to achieve both power and control through one cable? It would be even better if each servo would have a pass-through connection that let you continue the USB-C cable out the other side leading past the first joint servo out to the second servo, and then on from the second servo to the third, etc.

Is this type of technology on the way?


Thanks for the suggestion. Are there some particular boards or computers with 100W USB-C ports that you know of and would want to use with servos?


I’m not sure; maybe powered by things like this: http://gizmodo.com/the-first-usb-c-battery-that-can-charge-a-laptop-at-ful-1715997541