I have a question about a specific setup I have.
I have a Nintendo Classic Mini console, this console:
- requires 5V/1A through its USB 2.0 micro-B female connector to power the console
- outputs through HDMI
Normally a person would connect the provided 1.5 m long passive USB 2.0 cable (male type A on one end, micro-B male on the other) to a laptop and the console and the HDMI cable to the console and a TV.
My setup is more complex, however:
a power supply goes into AC power socket
- outputs 5V/1A through its sole female type A USB port
an active USB extension cable
- 5 meters
- male type A <> female type A
- FE 1.1 chipset
- goes into the power supply female type A USB port
a passive USB 2.0 cable
- provided with the console
- 1.5 meters
- male type A <> male micro-B
- goes into the extension cable and into the console
a "HDMI to VGA plus audio converter"
- CH7101 chipset
- goes into the console on one side (HDMI side) and on the other side:
- speakers (with their own power supply) are connected with the 3.5 jack
- a monitor is connected with a 5 meter cable - male VGA connector on both sides of the cable
When I turn on the console, sometimes it might work ok, but sometimes it turns off after a few seconds, then turns on again, then turns off again, etc.
I am trying to understand the situation, why does the console power off and on in quick succession:
Is it because the chipset in "HDMI to VGA plus audio converter" also requires current and the 5V/1A power supply doesn't provide enough? (Console itself needs 1A)
- If the converter requires power, it can only be provided through the HDMI end, correct? Devices connected to the VGA and 3.5 jack cannot provide power to the converter
Is it because of voltage drop between the power supply and the console? (5 m active USB cable + 1.5 m passive USB cable = 6.5 m between the power supply and the console)
Some other reason?