i think switch is discontinued. ansible has an integrated 12v -> 5v converter so you can power your grid/arc from the 12v bus. if you don’t want to load your 12v rail with a grid (up to 200ma), or are noticing a high pitched buzz when many leds are lit, i’d check out this diy solution:
it will divert grid/arc power draw to an external usb power supply.
Thanks for the input. As a Tiptop Happy Ending Kit user, I am assuming I would face some power or noise issues when using Ansible and Grid. Haven’t yet purchased or tested but that’s why I was going to get Switch right off the bat.
I’m not clear on how that utility board works - do you install it into Ansible somehow or does it live outside a Eurorack case?
Analogue haven has some of the 5v ext dongles. I was a happy ending kit user as well. I ended up replacing the uZeus with a 4ms row power 40 for 164 hp of modules including ansible and earth sea. No problems.
So I’m porting a usb power data splitter to a Euro panel and thought about changing the design a bit to swap the usb out ports with trrs jacks instead. I have a bunch that are unused, and would like to keep the usb receptacles for other projects. Plus I have some trrs to USB cables. Does this sound problematic? Like will the power, d+, d-, and ground short out or cause unwanted cross connections while the trrs cable is pushed in?