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CircuitPython helper library for the HUSB238 Type C Power Delivery Dummy Breakout


This driver depends on:

Please ensure all dependencies are available on the CircuitPython filesystem. This is easily achieved by downloading the Adafruit library and driver bundle or individual libraries can be installed using circup.

The HUSB238 USB PD sink chip is neat in that you can either use jumpers (really, resistor selection) to set the desired power delivery voltage and current or you can use I2C for dynamic querying and setting.

We’ve built a nice Adafruit USB Type C Power Delivery Dummy Breakout board around the HUSB238 to make it very easy to configure and integrate without having to solder any tiny resistors.

Purchase one from the Adafruit shop

Installing from PyPI

On supported GNU/Linux systems like the Raspberry Pi, you can install the driver locally from PyPI. To install for current user:

pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-husb238

To install system-wide (this may be required in some cases):

sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-husb238

To install in a virtual environment in your current project:

mkdir project-name && cd project-name
python3 -m venv .venv
source .env/bin/activate
pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-husb238

Installing to a Connected CircuitPython Device with Circup

Make sure that you have circup installed in your Python environment. Install it with the following command if necessary:

pip3 install circup

With circup installed and your CircuitPython device connected use the following command to install:

circup install adafruit_husb238

Or the following command to update an existing version:

circup update

Usage Example

import time
import board
import adafruit_husb238

i2c = board.I2C()

# Initialize HUSB238
pd = adafruit_husb238.Adafruit_HUSB238(i2c)
voltages = pd.available_voltages()

v = 0

while True:
    if pd.is_attached():
        print(f"Setting to {voltages[v]}V!")
        pd.value = voltages[v]
        current = pd.read_current()
        volts = pd.read_voltage()
        response = pd.get_response()
        print(f"The PD chip returned a response of: {response}")
        print(f"It is set to {volts}V/{current}")
        v = (v + 1) % len(voltages)


API documentation for this library can be found on Read the Docs.

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