How to power a pc usb powered only device using a usb charger only.

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edgar peace

Joined Nov 28, 2018
I have a Focusrite Scarlett Solo interface. I can power it up normally from a laptop usb output. But i want to use it without a laptop or pc so I only need to power it up using an ordinary usb charger. It won't work with a usb charger only.
It seems it won't power up without the communication from the laptop.
How do I get around with it?


Joined Jan 27, 2019
It doesn't look like you can expect it to operate without handshaking with a computer or tablet. Does it operate without the software for it being installed? That is, if you plug it into a computer that doesn't have the software installed, does it work?

What are you trying to do, use it as a headphone amp?