I would like to put a WD Passport in my glovebox that I can easily bring into the house or work when I do file maintenance. It is drawing over 500ma and giving me a blinking error light and not powering up. (WD lists 1A draw on their spec sheet.) It works fine on my other computers. What is a simple, inexpensive way for me to add a safe +5v 1A USB port off my 12vdc BATT that can boost the power? Was thinking something like a diode or regulator, but not sure if they would be safe enough for the HDD.
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High Current USB