Y-adapter is used to supply power to OAK cameras through USB-C connector. Note that in most cases, host computer is able to provide enough current (>1A) and you don’t need a Y-adapter. Y-adapter is only needed in cases where host is not able to provide enough current:
In case you are using small SBC like Raspberry Pi, and OAK camera isn’t the only USB device that’s drawing power
Older (pre-2022) versions of OAK cameras have power barrel jack for supplying power (instead of the Y-adapter), while newer OAK cameras only have USB-C connector - which is why we engineered the Y-adapter.
Connect host computer to the Y-adapter’s USB-C data port via USB-C cable
Connect USB wall charger to the Y-adapter’s USB-C power port via USB-C cable
Insert Y-adapter to the OAK device via USB-C connector
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