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    USB Charging

    I was extremely disappointed about the length of the power cord. I then thought that maybe, just like other devices, I can charge the tablet with the USB. I found the answer right away. I then contacted Acer and asked them if that is something they plan to enable in the future as I am not sure if the hardware is configured to charge via usb. Does anyone know if that is a software fix or we just will never be able to charge the tablet via USB.

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    Given that the charger is 12volt 1500MA and USB is 5volt I doubt it is meant to be charged via USB

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    However, you can always cut the cord and extend it.

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    That makes sense. Thank you both for the feedback.

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    USB Charging

    As said in a previous answer in this thread the voltage is different for tablets than for devices that can be charged with USB. It is not just a limitation of the ACER and is most likely the case for all tablets. The three 7" tablets that I have used all cannot be charged via usb.

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    so there is no way to charge it in the car from a 12V source?
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    A quick google search indicates there are car chargers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evillincoln View Post
    A quick google search indicates there are car chargers.
    The ones I have seen so far either have the wrong connector or wrongly quote they are a USB charger, which will not work.

    Do you have links?

    Thanks.

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    To charge my tablet in my car I use a voltage inverter, this also has the advantage of charging faster than a cigarette lighter version, I have the tripplite 375 Watt inverter, it's about US $75.00 but they also have lower wattage models for cheaper.

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    so there is no way to charge it in the car from a 12V source?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomuch View Post
    To charge my tablet in my car I use a voltage inverter, this also has the advantage of charging faster than a cigarette lighter version, I have the tripplite 375 Watt inverter, it's about US $75.00 but they also have lower wattage models for cheaper.
    Problem with that is that you have high voltages hanging around in the car.

    Not my preference.

    Peter

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    Last edited by PeteDee; 06-17-2011 at 05:27 PM.


 
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