Power Requirements to make the Kinect 2.0 hardware portable RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm looking to power the Kinect 2.0 device to a custom portable li-ion powerbank, but I haven't been able to find information on how the device is powered/ the connector type that is needed / power requirements. As for the power consumption I have heard that 17W is needed per hour but I'm not 100% sure on this.

    Also, I'm guessing that on the back of the Kinect 2.0 is a power cable similar to one used to connect a power brick to a laptop.  Example 12V DC connector and not a USB 3 connection.  If this is true, what size connector is needed and what polarity does the tip need to be?

    Thanks in advance for any power specs that can be provided.


    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 8:37 PM

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  • -Bumping the thread-
    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:44 PM
  • This is not a supported scenario, however this is all I've come with so far

    I know the community over at OpenKinect are still working certain things out.

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    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:28 PM
  • Thank you for the quick reply. The device is the new kinect 2 for PC that was released a few days ago. Perhaps that makes a difference. I though the device had a separate 12v dc input somewhere on it? -John
    Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:16 PM