Solution for short power cable

Discussion in 'Asus TF101/SL101 Forum' started by Mike02z, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Mike02z

    Mike02z Member

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    I love my Transformer but the extra short proprietary cable drives me crazy. I picked up a USB extension cable but it did not work. I was then reading that you MUST use a USB 3.0 cable to extend the OEM Transformer USB cable. I purchased the below from Amazon for 12 bucks. I just received it and it works great. Now I can extend my power cable an additional 6 feet.

    OK, the color is ugly but since it is buried behind my desk you don't see it. I'm sure you can find a cheaper version on eBay but I wanted it right away and knew I could easily return it if it did not work.

    Amazon.com: Tripp Lite U324-006 USB 3.0 Super Speed 5Gbps A Male - A Female Extension Cable (6 Feet, Blue): Electronics
     
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    I use the same and it works wonderfully. I'm a tiny bit scared that it makes the ASUS cable the weaklink if someone trips/pulls on it. Cuz that extension cable is well-built and THICK.
     
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    I just use an electrical extension cord. It works and everyone has one of those laying around.
     
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    It is very easy to get one USB 3.0 extension cable to solve this problem.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that the blue color for these USB 3.0 type cables is an industry standard. I'm seeing motherboards with the USB 3.0 ports/plug-ins coming out in that same blue color. Makes sense to color code the cable for the port connection.
     
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    No...you can get black...just purchased mine from pcarena.co.uk (£3.49)....works a treat.

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    It would be good if TF 101 had capabilities to charge on USB

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  8. Tom T

    Tom T Senior Member

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    Listen, if all you are going to to is give simple, common sence, reasonable solutions we don't need your kind around here.

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    Ahahahahahahahahaha I love it buzzman and Tom! I too use a standard extension cord if i need it. I also give myself a break when it needs charging. I love my tablet but my wife has an app that my asus doesn't! lol
     
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    From what I gather, it does, but only when on stand-by, and only when using its stock cord.
     

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