The Power Cable Hack

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  1. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    When I was ordering my Keyboard/Folio last week, the rep said that the adaptor should be available soon. I have not yet followed-up. Anybody check the website?
     
  2. ships10

    ships10 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I checked last nite......not available.
    The prices seem very steep for most of the accessories!
     
  3. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Captive market ... where else are we going to go.:(
     
  4. Firedog

    Firedog Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I believe these are the three, 40 pin connectors used in the HP 500 slate, power brick and dock.

    http://jae-connector.com/en/pdf/MB-0112-3E_DD2.pdf

    They are available form both Mouser and Digi-Key. The cable plug is $10-11. The docking plug and the socket are less.
    At $40, the brick with connector cable from HP, might be a better way to go.

    My HP 500 slate came with PN 616918-001 "dock". I also found "cradle" PN 621229-001 that looks identical for less $. Any difference?

    I too missed the photos of this cable hack. Any place to find 'em?

    Anyone have instructions for opening the dock?
     
  5. ships10

    ships10 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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  7. JimisHappy

    JimisHappy Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I bought the XPal XP8000 and sent in a TIP request for either:

    1) Interface to the JAE (HP standard HP500 Slate plug) connector
    OR
    2) Interface to the HP power cable H0R85AA

    We'll see where it goes....
     
  8. Boyd

    Boyd Pen Pal - Newbie

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    So, if I buy the H0R85AA , what else would I need in order to plug it into the cigarette lighter outlet in my car?
     
  9. JimisHappy

    JimisHappy Pen Pal - Newbie

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    The H0R85AA is just a cable that has the Slate 40 pin connector on one end, and a socket on the other end. You have to have a 19V source with the correct male plug to provide the DC power to the cable. HP has not been able to tell me what plug fits the H0R85AA socket so I will figure that out when I get the cable. I also have not heard back from Energizer on the Tip for the XP8000 Battery to fit the H0R85AA. I will post the solution when I figure it out.

    My guess is that HP has designed the H0R85AA to work with their 40W mini AC Adapter BU203AA (~$30.) This would naturally need to be plugged into a 110V wall outlet, or a 12 VDC to 110VAC inverter.

    Please remember that your car is 12 Volts. You will need either a 19V battery (such as the XP8000), or a 110V AC Inverter to power the HP Slate power supply that came with your unit.
     
  10. Boyd

    Boyd Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Well I hope this doesn't mean HP has traded one proprietary connector for another. All along, I assumed this adaptor would let me plug in a cigarette lighter adaptor. I can already do the inverter thing with the existing cable. That's big, bulky, and the inverter I tried made the touchscreen go crazy.

    Will look forward to your report. If it's as you say, this cable would just be a way to waste $30 without any real solution for automotive use. :(
     
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