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Old Jun 11, 2009, 3:13 PM   #31
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And these are the pin-outs as used by Aiptek in their chargers:



Pins 1/2 and 3 are not used.

A little unorthodox I would say!
As you can see they have used pin 4 for a ground and pin x for VCC
Thatís how the camera knows it is not connected to a PC but to a charger.
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I don't quite get the above last quoted sentence. What pin would be used by the camcorder to get its +5V DC when connected to a PC and getting charged that way? The standard USB pin 1?

By the way, mounting this camcorder on dashboard is pretty impossible in many cars with strongly slanted windshield: just not enough clearance there.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 4:34 PM   #32
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These are the regular pin-outs for a Mini USB plug:



(*) Sometimes joined to pin 4 via a resistor

And these are the pin-outs as used by Aiptek in their chargers:




When connected using a "regular" USB cable connected to a PC the top table is applicable, so pin 1 would be 5V+. When the cam detects 5V+ on pin 1 it will charge the battery and switch to PC-mode.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 8:38 PM   #33
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OK, I've got it. I guess I missed it first time. By the way, what does that VCC stand for?
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Old Jun 12, 2009, 9:54 AM   #34
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Vcc stands for voltage at the common collector. Or as most people call it: "+" and a voltage. In this case: 5V +
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