Can the LePan see a thumb Drive?

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  1. Danny

    Danny Junior Member

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    I Tried to use a thumb drive with no luck. Has anyone tried this?
     
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    How are you connecting it to the Le Pan, 30-pin to USB?

    My older 7-inch tablet can use thumb drives with a mini-usb adapter, so it is possible with some tablets.
     
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    I tried with a female to female usb adapter to thumb drive with no luck.
     
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    The Le Pan supports USB OTG in the hardware, though I'm not sure if the drivers support it. You would need a modified cable to find out. Pin 13 on the connector is the USB ID pin. When grounded, it tells the USB to work in host mode. It should be pretty easy to modify an iPod/iPhone USB cable into a host cable by connecting pins 12 and 13 since 12 is already grounded. Just be aware it appears iPod/iPhone pinouts cable numbering is reversed from Le Pan.
     
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    I contacted Le Pan support. They report that external thumbdrives are not supported.Also USB female-to-female adapters will not work.I replied with a question: will ICS solve the issue.Will report later.
     
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    The Mobidapter is a neat solution, but too expensive at $65.00
     
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    LOL did not see your post.
    I just sent them one as well, along with a few other questions. see below.

    So the question of USB compatibility is answered. Lets see what they say about the rest.
     
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    Thanks[FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif] [/FONT]GnatGoSplat.
     
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    I wouldn't take their word for it. I'm sure their tech support answers to the best of their knowledge, but the people replying to emails are not the ones who developed the hardware or software. I don't even believe they are in the same country.

    I do wonder if a generic Samsung Galaxy Tab OTG cable can be disassembled and repinned. Like this one:
    USB OTG Host Cable Connection Kit for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Free Shipping
    I saw a few go for 99-cents shipped on eBay as well.
     
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    I have the same feeling, from what we have seen posted by one of their techs at another site (XDA).

    Matsunichi, the producer of the Le Pans, could be a smaller manufacturer, or just have a small team in charge of those products.

    The quality is excellent, I am very pleased with mine; but more information, like change logs with their firmware updates, would certainly be appreciated.

    Getting usb host mode working on the LPI would add a lot more functionality to it; I envy my wife's Archos 101 tab in that respect, with it's built in USB port, plug-it-in and it works peripheral support.
     

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