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.
05-08-2011 08:23 AM
Given that the charger is 12volt 1500MA and USB is 5volt I doubt it is meant to be charged via USB
However, you can always cut the cord and extend it.
That makes sense. Thank you both for the feedback.
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.
so there is no way to charge it in the car from a 12V source?
Last edited by unix1adm; 05-20-2011 at 09:34 AM.
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.
Originally Posted by evillincoln
Do you have links?
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.
Originally Posted by unix1adm
Problem with that is that you have high voltages hanging around in the car.
Originally Posted by toomuch
Not my preference.
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Last edited by PeteDee; 06-17-2011 at 05:27 PM.