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The right tablet for the job?

by Curado101 / August 31, 2017 4:14 AM PDT

I looking for an android tablet that can be charged while using OTG at the same time. I guessing that it will need a separate place for the power to be connected from the micro usb.
One with a good Hd display and only 7" or 8" screen.
Any help please.

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Custom cable reply
by Curado101 / September 2, 2017 4:42 PM PDT
In reply to: Or a custom cable.

I've been looking at that option for a while with no luck so far. Brought a few different cables and none worked. Think it might be because my devices just aren't capable of using OTG and charging at the same time.
I thought a better tablet would be a better option and then I could play back high resolution videos I've been taking with my action camera.

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I find folk flail at this issue too often.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 2, 2017 4:57 PM PDT
In reply to: Custom cable reply

That is, they don't solder or do any electronic/electrical work so they are stuck searching. There are folk that got it to work. See if they will sell you their cable.

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