Will using a power adapter prevent interface from turning off/on during Windows update?

Discussion in 'USB PC Audio Interfaces and Control Surfaces' started by spantini, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. spantini

    spantini New Member

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    Will using a power adapter prevent my US-2x2 (non-HR) USB interface from being turned off then on when Windows 10 updates and restarts?

    Currently, I have no adapter so my interface is powered via my desktop PC's USB. This allows it to be turned off when Windows performs a restart after an update. This disables the driver, requiring a 'Repair' to reinstall it.
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    BazzBass Well-Known Member

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    if the interface has a separate power socket then yes this will prevent it being powered off when the pc updates.
    However if the only power option is via USB you won't be able to power it and connect to the pc with the one usb connection, unless there is a splitter device that can power it and pass thru data
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    spantini New Member

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    Thanks, Bazz. Yes. It does have a separate power socket for an adapter (wall wart).

    :D
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    spantini New Member

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    A wall wart provides continuous power to the interface ok but the USB connection is still interrupted during monthly Windows updates, thus disabling the audio driver.

    I did a little experimenting and found that when I manually restart my PC the Tascam audio driver remains intact. The USB light goes on and off slowly then flashes on and off quickly. So.. Windows' updates are disabling the driver.. not the power off/on cycle.

    The wall wart has not solved the problem, so I'll use that for a new guitar pedal.
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