Originally Posted by Bear_Pants
I don't know. This logic makes no sense to me though. Maybe on older laptops. But all ports should supply the same amount of power regardless if your a laptop or desktop plugged into the wall or running on battery.
Someone prove me wrong?
They all provide the same amount of voltage, but they can't all supply the same amount of current. The USB standard specifies some value but most can supply more, and some devices require more.
Also, the PICkit has to be set up correctly to provide power to the RVOSD.