I have a question about the viability, and requirements of "upgrading" a Micro-USB port to a UBS-C port, purely for the purpose of charging, though I don't know which Stack to ask on.

My question is about:

  • The requirements of Micro-USB vs USB-C connectivity in terms of hardware (i.e. to the board)
  • The viability of this "upgrade"

I do have photos I can provide, as well as the reasoning for the replacement/change (charging connectivity issues).

I've seen some similar questions about this kind of thing, which suggest Super User, but I don't know if my question fits the site.

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    If you're specifically interested in SU, a better place to ask for topicality would be their meta; they're the experts on their scope
    – bobble
    Jul 6, 2021 at 2:38
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    @bobble my only reason for mentioning SU was just because a couple of others had asked similar (but different) questions, which gave the suggestion of asking on SU, but I'll ask over there anyway, just in case :)
    – Ben
    Jul 6, 2021 at 2:41
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    EE.SE might be the right place Jul 6, 2021 at 10:03

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I would suggest asking this on Electrical Engineering, unless it is about modifying a specific device for which we already have a more focused Q&A site, like Android or Raspberry Pi.

This is not likely to be a Super User question, unless your question merely focuses on the software aspects of getting the device to charge (e.g., driver installation) after doing such a hardware modification.

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