Here is what I've got looking for some input. I tried to change the modification slightly, any input would be appreciated.
I have an Archos A70. I have been using some generic 2GB usb flash drives in host mode with the Nokia host mode cable, no problem except the size of the FD.
I purchased the following in the attempt to not have to switch our the FD when traveling so much for movies etc.
Kingston 8GB DataTraveler 101 Generation 2 (G2) USB Flash Drive (Red)
This device gives the USB Host Error " The device requires too much power" when connected to the host cable directly. So I decided to attempt to build a Y cable with the following. I though I could do it this way, maybe not...
The male end of an old USB cable for the additional power plug
3ft USB 2.0 A Male to A Female Extension 28/24AWG Cable
7800mAh Universal External Backup Batteryhttp://www.amazon.com/PoweRocks-Stone3-7800mAh-Tablets-eReaders/dp/B0053U3W0M
So I went to the female end of the A to A extension cable and cut the Power wire with about an inch or so to spare and connected the extra male end to the Red and Black wires. I left the Black wire intact on the Extension cable just cutting the red wire.
After testing with and exisiting known working 2GB flash drive that it was getting the power from the External battery. I plugged in the 8GB and I still get the USB Host Error " The device requires too much power" just as I did when plugged it into the Host cable directly.
The reason I did not cut the power line in the host cable is so I can use it again with devices that don't require the external battery.
Is the 8GB sending something in its ID to tell the Archos 70 that it is a high powered device? Or do I have to cut the power line in the Host cable? Why?