We love our Yoto player, but it uses an easily broken and easily lost proprietary puck charger that’s $25 to replace. No thanks! The mini model uses USB-C and has the same 5V input as the larger model. Our charger broke a few days ago, so I decided to add USB-C charging before a trip. Works great so far!
Mount vs cable: I decided to use a mounted female usb-c port, but you could also leave a long female end dangling out the end, or even a long enough male cord which you could plug in directly.
Existing charger: I wanted to leave the puck-charger wired and working – so I connected the USB-C in parallel with the existing charger.
2 pin connectors: I didn’t want to cut any wires inside, so I bought matching male and female connectors to attach to the existing Yoto connectors. Works great and can easily be un-done in the future if needed.
Want to do it? Here’s what you need:
- JST-PH 2.0mm 2 Pin Connectors – male and female ($8 for 20, $0.40 each)
- USB C Male to Female Extension Cable ($10) OR you could get this one for $2.58 on Aliexpress OR this style for $7 might work well.
- 2x M3 x 12mm screws ($13 for 360, $0.03 each)
- 2x Solder seal wire connectors ($9 for 120, $0.07 each)
Total cost: $11. Cost if you use a spare USB-C cable and cut it in half: $1
You’ll need these tools:
- Small phillips screwdriver (PH1)
- Drill and various sized bits
- Hex key for M3 screws
- Wire cutters
- Heat gun for wire connectors
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