External Keyboard

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Discussions' started by Natey2, May 26, 2012.

  1. Natey2

    Natey2 Senior Member

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    I just hooked up an external USB keyboard to my tablet!
    Important thing I learned: get the correct USB adapter.
    You need a USB OTG host mode adapter, not a normal USB connector. The correct one is typically a standard USB female on one end, and micro USB male on the other, with some modified wiring of pins 4 and 5.
    USB host mode support was included in Android 3.1 and later, so external keyboards might not work with older Android versions.
     
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    Glad to know :)
     
  3. jimbo7630

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    AFAIK you can only connect the external K/B IF you have a USB HOST socket.
     

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