The VidiU Go receives power input on a USB-C / USB Type-C connector for use with power sources that are compatible with either standard USB charging at 5 Volts or with the USB Power Delivery (PD) specification at a range of voltage inputs.
This allows the use of a wide range of commercially-available power banks / battery packs, phone or tablet chargers, and laptop chargers.
CAUTION: The power source and cabling used with the VidiU Go must be compatible with standard USB charging or with USB Power Delivery standards! Using non-standard voltages or power sources is not supported and can damage the VidiU Go, and this damage is not covered under warranty.
The VidiU Go can accept standard USB power input at 5 Volts and a maximum of 3 Amps.
This allows use with legacy / non-USB Power Delivery chargers or battery packs / power banks as long as the appropriate USB cable or USB adapter is connected between the power source and the VidiU Go's USB-C input.
However, the use of standard USB power sources is not recommended compared to USB Power Delivery sources.
USB Power Delivery sources
The VidiU Go is able to accept USB Power Delivery sources within the following ranges::
- 5 Volts at up to 3 Amps
- 9 Volts to 15 Volts at a maximum of 3 Amps
The VidiU Go will prefer power input at higher voltages to allow more efficient charging at a lower current.
NOTE: simply inputting voltage within the 9 to 15 Volt range is not sufficient, and can damage the VidiU Go (e.g. using a P-Tap to USB cable with a simple converter to a USB-C connector) -- the power source must perform a proper USB Power Delivery handshake and negotiate the power exchange with the VidiU Go!