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Offline ae202652

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Seek Thermal ios lightning connector to PC USB
« on: April 27, 2019, 01:45:33 pm »
I'm using a Seek Thermal Pro. Can anyone advise how to connect lightning connector to USB to connect to PC? Maybe someone can draw a pinout similar to the micro USB from another thread?

I have purchased a lightning female connector but due to having 8 pins on the lightning connector, it's difficult to find out which pins go where. Tried a couple of different settings but the PC shuts down.

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Re: Seek Thermal ios lightning connector to PC USB
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2019, 10:53:20 am »
Hi. I have lightning on the Seek, not micro USB
 

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Re: Seek Thermal ios lightning connector to PC USB
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2019, 11:07:33 am »
That's why you need the 8 pin (lightning) to microusb adapter first. They also exist adapters with a usb-c male connector.
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Re: Seek Thermal ios lightning connector to PC USB
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2019, 11:10:46 am »
I see, thanks. Did someone try such a solution?
 

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Re: Seek Thermal ios lightning connector to PC USB
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2019, 01:28:26 am »
The lighting to microusb adapter does not work,Using the adapter will not power up the Seek.
The usb pins: VCC D+ D- GND,but the lighting pins :Sb D+ D- GND. ios will send 5V to Sb after communicate with the IC in Seek Thermal.
You can connect VCC to Sb(do your own risk!)
I open the Seek and direct solder the usb pins.
 

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Re: Seek Thermal ios lightning connector to PC USB
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2019, 09:13:20 am »
I have tried 2 options as shown on the attached picture.

Both times, when connecting to the PC, the PC shuts off instantly. Then I switch the PC on, it starts to boot, but SEEK is not powered on. When disconnecting the cable from from SEEK, the PC shuts off as well.

Just thinking if there is some micro PCB sitting in the lightning connector on the Seek?
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Re: Seek Thermal ios lightning connector to PC USB
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2019, 09:32:17 am »
Just thinking if there is some micro PCB sitting in the lightning connector on the Seek?

Looks like something similar is sitting in the Seek lightning connector. Here's more https://www.chipworks.com/about-chipworks/overview/blog/systems-analysis-apple-lightning-usb-cable

So is it possible at all to make some kind of adapter from lightning to USB? Or the only way to connect the Seek lightning to PC is opening the seek and routing the cables directly (not desirable option though)?
 

Offline CarlosGS

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Re: Seek Thermal ios lightning connector to PC USB
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2019, 12:22:52 pm »
Thanks for sharing this information.

Just to confirm, I've been doing the same tests with no result. The lightning connector must have the evil DRM chip that prevents direct communication with the USB port.

Our best bet would be to replace the connector: https://www.dcddcc.com/blog/2018-11-10-retrofitting-the-seek-thermal-compact-with-a-usb-type-c-connector-using-3d-printing.html

Cheers!
 

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Re: Seek Thermal ios lightning connector to PC USB
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2019, 12:03:09 am »
I have bought a female lightning to usb cable and resoldered it in the lighting end to connections(USB Colorcoded) as shown in attached photo.
I use this with great success with thermovision by joe-c  :-+

I had to measure the different connections on the inside of lightning female connector to the solderconnections, as they were not intuitively 'straight-through' ...
After having done the cable, connect it up to the pc and load up Zadi and changing drivers on the "iAP interface" and "PIR324 Thermal", then disconnect the camera and connect it again.
Thermovision can now be used.  :-+

 
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Re: Seek Thermal ios lightning connector to PC USB
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2020, 07:51:14 pm »
hi ... is the mobile device still detecting it?
 

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Re: Seek Thermal ios lightning connector to PC USB
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2020, 12:01:28 am »
Hi @JeffreyLatter, interesting as I was thinking about doing exactly that!

Could you provide some more info? I purchased a couple of lightening extension cables and want to solder the female end to a USB-C connector, which is basically exactly you did.

I'm very new when it comes to lightening port. When the device (iphone) is charging, I measured pin #5 at 5V.

Taking the lightening port receptacle view below as example with pin #1 being GND, do you still recall how you did yours?

When Seek is connected working, I measured pin #5 at 0V (very strange....), pin #8 at 3.3V and pin #4 at 2.97V. I'm afraid the camera might burn up if feeding 5V to pin #8 and/or pin #4 & #5. Any comments?

[8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1] (receptacle view)

Thanks in advance!!!!

I have bought a female lightning to usb cable and resoldered it in the lighting end to connections(USB Colorcoded) as shown in attached photo.
I use this with great success with thermovision by joe-c  :-+

I had to measure the different connections on the inside of lightning female connector to the solderconnections, as they were not intuitively 'straight-through' ...
After having done the cable, connect it up to the pc and load up Zadi and changing drivers on the "iAP interface" and "PIR324 Thermal", then disconnect the camera and connect it again.
Thermovision can now be used.  :-+
« Last Edit: May 27, 2020, 09:35:54 am by DHhung002 »
 


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