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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Nutz, May 17, 2011.

  1. Nutz

    Nutz Member
    Thread Starter

    Happy to say that my PowerGorilla PG001 will charge the tablet (via USB on battery). It has enough power to cope very well (21000mAh).

    Today, I have been in touch with New Trent
    New Trent Electronics Co., Ltd.

    ... and they are developing a compatible charger. They were very fast in their response to my initial enquiry and will email me when it comes to light.

    Has anyone else found alternate power supplies or chargers?

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  2. LunchBB

    LunchBB Android Enthusiast

    I have their IMP500 to charge my phone. It saves my phone from completely dead for many times when I travel. Love it!

    I hated with the transformer the cable is too short and you can't use any USB extension cord. Don't even know where else I can buy a separate AC adapter too.
  3. Capeguy

    Capeguy Member

    Cablewholesale.com sells extension cables that work with the transformer. Be sure to buy the usb 3.0 cables though. I bought the 3 and 10 ft. Cables. They both work fine.
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  4. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    Check out kensington's Duo line of chargers for the ipad. Has one 2 amp usb port and one 1amp. Great for the car to charge the pad and a phone or at home the same way. Was pissed because newegg had the car one for $10, and it sold out while I was checking out. I do have a single 2amp usb charger, and i'll actuallu charge the dock while just using the tablet.
  5. LunchBB

    LunchBB Android Enthusiast

    Is that what it is? It has to be USB 3.0? I'll look for some. Thanks
  6. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    I'd imagine 3.0 just for future proof purposes.
  7. LunchBB

    LunchBB Android Enthusiast

    but why they have to make it blue... :(

    BTW, is that extension cable thick?
  8. Capeguy

    Capeguy Member

    It's blue, but it works! The cord is thicker than the Asus cord.

    I also bought a db tech 175 watt power inverter at Amazon to plug into the 12 volt socket of my car. It has a standard 3 prong plug and a usb port on it.

    It works fine in my car using the Asus power cord. You need 1.2 amps to charge the transformer so most car adaptors don't work with it.
  9. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    That's why I recommended the Kensington Powerbolt Duo. It has a 2amp usb port. Will charge no problem and still give you a 2nd usb port to charge something else at 1amp. But I charged my TF just fine with my 1amp car charger and the stock usb cord.
  10. Ro Ablate

    Ro Ablate Lurker

    from Walmart does NOT work.

    I think ASUS has some "special sauce" in the terminations at the supply - there is a reason a USB 2.0 extension cable won't work and USB 3.0 extensions will. The latter has 5 extra pins, and I bet they jiggered them in some fashion to indicate high current charging is allowable...

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