FZ-VEBG11 desktop dock internal pictures

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  1. interestingfellow

    interestingfellow Notebook Deity

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    I recently scored an FZ-VEBG11 desktop cradle for my FZ-G1 for just $100 delivered!

    I want to pin out the connector on my FZ G1 and figured a dock might be a good way to do that.

    The dock connector looks like it is mostly power and USB.
    The dock has 2 usb ports, 1 hdmi, 1 network, and 1 serial port. It appears that they are all USB based devices and not analogue connections through the dock to corresponding components.

    The dock is advertised as not for use as a car dock and I can see why; a spring loaded wheel is the only restraint holding the FZ-G1 into the dock The benefit is that it is super easy to get into/out of the dock.
    Anyway, here are some terrible pictures.Enjoy.
     

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    towelie Notebook Guru

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    The only dock that i encountered so far that had real pass through(at least for gpu) was the CF-52 one. With my MK5 performance i could use the displayport on it to feed multiple 1080p displays or a 4k 60hz one. With devices such as FZ-G1, CF-54 and CF-20 you are limited to the hdmi port that does not support 4k 60hz
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    I bought a CF U1 dock and opened it to trace the usb port connections.

    What I found was the data connections are on the docking port but the power connection (5V) is not.
    It gets that from the power supply connected to the dock.
     
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    interestingfellow Notebook Deity

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    I am going t to build a custom lightweight FZG1 car dock because I refuse to pay $400 for something I can build better suited to my needs for $20.

    I have the following concerns/questions:

    1- I would like to incorporate a USB plug or two (or just add a usb hub), but am not sure if I need to include some sort of shock/static/etc protection that may required to protect the D+/D- on USB, or if I can just POGO connect them?

    2- I am not sure if I need to include some sort of shock/static/etc protection possibly for the DC power connections. I know power gnd needs to connect first with a longer POGO pin for grounding purposes.

    3- The FZG1 does not output 5v for external USB. I was planning on using an RC hobby grade 5v 10amp BEC switching regulator for the USB 5v supply; I planned on grounding the BEC at the same location as he LIND power supply will I be using in order to eliminate a potential ground loop.

    I was really hoping some Jedi masters might chime in.....
    Thanks, y'all!
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Simple question to ponder.
    Does a standard usb connector have any special grounding or static protection?
    The usb port on the dock is not any different other than the type of connector. At least for D- and D+
     
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