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Author Topic: USB charger  (Read 5641 times)

krononaut

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USB charger
« on: January 11, 2012, 01:21:32 PM »

I would like to see a USB charger.  I couldn't find one so I made my own.  I took an old USB cable and bought an "A" tip at Radio Shack.  I soldered the red and black USB wires to the leads on the tip, and now I can charge my tablet off my laptop.

I'm very surprised that the tablet didn't come with something like this.

Gary
Seattle
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wbeeman

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Re: USB charger
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 01:05:01 PM »

This is a great suggestion. I am not handy with a soldering iron. There is an entreprenurial opportunity here for someone with a little time and a good soldering technique.
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ghawkz

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Re: USB charger
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 10:54:17 AM »

My Airpad XL charges fine (albeit a bit more slowly) with USB connected to PC. I also have a charger for an old Palm that works - though I'm less inclined to use it since it puts out 5.2V
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X10 Repair Depot

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Re: USB charger
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 02:31:54 PM »

It is not recommended that any of the Airpad models be charged with a USB charger. The cannot supply enough current to fully charge the battery.
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