The board-level version of the uEye LE USB 3.1 Gen 1 has a USB Type-C connector, which offers a variable power supply for your camera peripherals at the I/O connector. This ranges from 5 to 15 V at an output of 1 A each. The camera could request the necessary electrical power over the USB connection from the host. The USB Power Delivery (PD) capabilities are negotiated between the camera (upstream facing port) and the host (downstream facing port) via the specified PD protocol. You can select the available power profiles for the I/O voltage using the uEye API.
The variable power supply at the I/O connector of the uEye camera can only be used if the camera is connected to a USB PD-capable power provider using a USB Type-C full-featured cable. The devices communicate over the dedicated CC-Line (Configuration Channel) within the USB Type-C cable. If the camera could not reach a PD communication partner, only the “normal” 5 V USB power with 900 mA current is available for its own use.