I am building a entertainments box based upon the VIM2. I currently have the power to the VIM2 coming through the USB-C port but this involves the cable coming out of the box and into the port - which is unsightly and vulnerable to damage.
So I would like to power the VIM2 straight onto the board, but do not have a suitable 1.25mm 4 pin connector for the tiny power port next to the USB-C. I want to back power the board through the 5V GPIO pin. I know this will work, but I would like to know what are the consequences of doing so with regard to power flow/droop and protections.
I know this has been asked before but there was no definitive reply.