I have a NUC5i5RYB. I was wondering if those two internal USB ports (dual port internal header, USB 2.0) would be protected from ESD/EMI event if I use them as externals using a custom cable harness. Any input will be appreciated. Thanks.
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There should not be any issues with ESD/EMI as long as you are using good quality cables. Keep in mind that the internal USB 2.0 Dual-Port Header conforms to the USB 2.0 specifications.
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