Samsung TV custom USB jacks from IKEA? Nope. (#R18F1)
Super quick update on the Samsung USB port with the additional retaining pin: Although I usually don’t watch Youtube Shorts, especially not the ones from BigClive since I just watch the regular video, I recently stumbled upon this:
It’s a review of the smaller IKEA Smahagel USB charger (the one with just a single port). In there, he mentions an anchoring pin of the USB port that he doesn’t really talk about in the main video:
Around 5:44 where the PCB bottom side discussion starts, the USB layout can be seen. I’ve added a couple of arrows to the four regular USB pins and also the USB retainer (next to the L-shaped PCB cutout). Clive often colors GND pins in blue in case you do not know.
The IKEA USB port looks very short and stubby, and so unfortunately none of the pins line up. The two (regular) chassis pins are moved so much to the back that they’re now in line with the USB pins, and the center pin is only about half the distance apart that it needs to be, so it won’t fit the Samsung PCB layout at all. Great, so now we got two competing non-standard USB ports with center pins…