Micro iUSB3.0 Impressions Thread
May 29, 2019 at 2:05 AM Post #301 of 460

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Micro iUSB3.0. Below is their email:

Hi Peter,


Further to my email yesterday, iFi have advised the iFi Audio Micro iUSB3.0 Power supply has now been discontinued and no longer available. The item has been removed from our website.


Is there anything else you wish to consider? If not, do you wish to cancel the order?


I apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Regards
 
May 29, 2019 at 6:48 PM Post #305 of 460

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We can confirm that micro iUSB3.0 is sold out indeed. The remaining stock is all that's left.
Will you release a successor or is it the end for the product line?
Thx in advance
 
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Will you release a successor or is it the end for the product line?

It's too early to reveal what we'll do. For now both micro and nano iUSB3.0 machines are no longer manufactured and that's that.
 
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It's too early to reveal what we'll do. For now both micro and nano iUSB3.0 machines are no longer manufactured and that's that.
I have two micros and they provide taming of USB very well. If there’s no direct replacement, I see this as folly. Never mind, if you intend to offer the same functionality with RJ45 connectors, there’s interest.
 
Aug 24, 2019 at 7:28 AM Post #308 of 460

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Hi,

Understand ifi iusb3.0 comes with 9vdc adaptor but reading on its reported car application and use of 12vdc with protection, I find it running quite hot although no trouble holding its metal enclosure. Any concern for me to continue its use with 12vdc or possibly 14+vdc in my car ?

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Hi,

Understand ifi iusb3.0 comes with 9vdc adaptor but reading on its reported car application and use of 12vdc with protection, I find it running quite hot although no trouble holding its metal enclosure. Any concern for me to continue its use with 12vdc or possibly 14+vdc in my car ?

Cheers.

Richard

We'd stick to what's included in the box.
 
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Aug 27, 2019 at 10:51 AM Post #310 of 460

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Hi ifi audio,

Glad found below link instead and box is an ac adaptor eith 9vdc with no use in my car application:

http://support.ifi-audio.com/kb/faq.php?id=609

In short, no problem using 12v or even up to 18v on the iusb3.0.

Older original Iusb2.0 differs and 12v will not be possible but lower than 9vdc via ac adaptor at 7v I tried is fine.

Puzzling if indeed you represent ifi in this forum and only explanation is that you are not or you did not read with care some queries for help here ... hope this helps others in other applications.

Cheers.

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Aug 27, 2019 at 10:54 AM Post #311 of 460

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I'd be concerned with long term use using a higher voltage power source. Excess energy is usually discharged in the form of heat and will put additional strain on components. Don't assume that short term functionality is equal to long term safe operation and product longevity.
 
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Hi Jermaink,

Thanks but as long as it is within design with input capacitors at higher voltage rating and marketed selling point for car application for the iusb3.0, I am not concerned .. even at occasion spikes to 14vdc+, it still has headroom at 18vdc.

For iusb2.0, it will NOT be ok for 12vdc to ocassional 14vdc+ since not designed as such with capacitors of lower voltage rating but it was never marketed for car application by ifi which fine then.

Cheers.

Richard
 
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Hi Jermaink,

Thanks but as long as it is within design with input capacitors at higher voltage rating and marketed selling point for car application for the iusb3.0, I am not concerned .. even at occasion spikes to 14vdc+, it still has headroom at 18vdc.

For iusb2.0, it will NOT be ok for 12vdc to ocassional 14vdc+ since not designed as such with capacitors of lower voltage rating but it was never marketed for car application by ifi which fine then.

Cheers.

Richard

We've asked our tech team about this and we stand corrected. The product can take up to 18vds with no issues and long term.
 
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Hi little,

No choice .. dun make sense to have some cheap inverter in car to use the 9v adaptor especially since it connected to a hiend Bewith stabiliser after the car battery:

http://www.bewith.jp/en/products/regulator/v-50r/

More importantly, it already sounds better than without the iusb3.0 from my android headunit to Helix dsp pro mk2 processor via its usb input.

Cheers.

Richard
 
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