I’m using an MC6 pedal on a flat pedalboard, and looking for ways to reinforce/protect the USB-B port on the back. It looks like the most vulnerable port on the pedal and I’d like to make sure everything’s road-worthy. Anyone have any ideas?
OWC makes this housing-type thing with an adhesive for USB-C ports, which might be ideal:
…but it seems like they only make them for USB-C and not USB-B.
Some MIDI controller keyboards have a recessed USB-B port, like Arturia’s for example. Has anyone rehoused a pedal like this with recessed or otherwise protected ports?
Kinda shooting in the dark here. Thanks for whatever tips you might have.
Or, has anyone had success installing high-retention USB ports into a pedal like this?
The first thing I did after putting my MC6 on the board, was getting one of these:
For two reasons
- Limited space behind the MC6. Plugging and unplugging the usb meant lifting the MC6 up to access the port.
- Protect the port from repeatedly plugging and unplugging the USB. With this inexpensive dongle, I don’t worry about wearing out the port on the MC6.
I realize this doesn’t directly address your concern, but my thinking is you could secure the dongle to the MC6, with a bit of velcro, tape, or make a strap to hold it in place. In my case, I have a pedal immediately behind the USB, so it really can’t wriggle out.
Hope this is helpful!
Thanks! I guess I’ve been concerned about the cable in the port being pushed around during transport, but haven’t considered the effect of plugging and unplugging it too many times.
@Hooper Just order that 90. Thanks!
Regardless, I wonder if the USB is a difficult surface mount or if it can be replaced?