Venue 8 - USB and Power at the same time?

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  1. hansalbers

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    You couldn't move the switch of the cable because something was wrong with the cover? Couldn't you move the switch or wasn't the switch correct connected?
     
  2. L.V.Gandhi

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    Switch was OK. Hole in the cover for movement of switch was restricting the switch from coming to charge..
     
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    I have updated this to help all those who still seem to have questions (hansalbers- thanks for the start :thumbsup: ) Hopefully this draws a better mental picture where each end goes :) .
     
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    I would suggest reading through the whole thread, as similar topics have already been covered. You don't need a 100k resistor in this case.
     
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    Received my hub today.
    Works fine with 2 USB thumb drive / card reader now.
    May test more later.
     
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    Is it possible to connect the switch (B) directly to a USB hub or is C absolutely necessary?
     
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    This is a great picture. Once stupid question though as someone who has been following the thread off and on for the last month: with these parts there is no soldering/modding needed anymore? I just get all of these things, hook them up like the picture and problem solved?

     
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    Is it possible to connect the switch (B) directly to a USB hub or is C absolutely necessary?
    C is there so you can provide power. IF you are not needing to power your Venue then just use a OTG (On-The-Go) cable.

    And yes, this is all that is needed, No soldering, no modifying, just need patience for the DealExtreme items to arrive. :hi2:
     
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    Thanks! Awesome diagram. Now I can't wait till sometimes takes all those apart and create a single docking station. I'd love to do it but I just don't have the tools for it right now.
     
  10. thE_29

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    If you use an USB extension cable with your original Dell power adapter, you can also use this setup:

    IMG_20140103_143301.jpg

    red circle: extension cable and dell power cable connected ( extension cable = 1, dell power cable = 2)
    Amazon.com: AmazonBasics USB 2.0 A-Male to A-Female Extension Cable (3.3 Feet/1.0 Meter): Electronics

    blue mark: a cable from DX with a the switch for data/power-only (=3)
    USB Data/Charging Extension Cable for Samsung P1000 - Black - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

    orange/brown mark: is an USB Y-cable ( i had it for my 2.5" HDD disc, which doesnt had enough power - and yes, it has overall normal USB plugs. No mini or Typ-B). (=4)
    Amazon.com: OEM UTStarcom USB Y Adapter Cable for HTC HD2 - YC150B: Computers & Accessories

    yellow mark: USB gender changer female-female (=5)
    Amazon.com: SANOXY® USB Gender Changer, A Female To Female: Computers & Accessories

    white mark: my USB stick for testing the setup. (=6)

    A picture where you can see that the tablet battery is loading and the USB stick is shown in explorer (so it is connected):
    IMG_20140103_145205.jpg

    Setup in detail:
    With the extension cable (=1), you go into the adapter/cable with the switch (=3). On the other side you connect 1 of the 2 male-connector from the Y-adapter (=4) to the female-connector of the switch-cable(=3).
    Attention: If you use the wrong cable you will never see any other USB devices (and I forgot if it was charging or not, but you dont have any device..).
    So at the Y-adapter (=4) you plug in the gender changer (=5). And at the other side of the gender changer(=5) you can plug in what ever you want (in my case, my USB stick=6).

    So you should have left the female-plug from the Y-adapter(=4) and there you plug in the original Dell power cable(=2) and connect it to the Veneu 8 Pro.


    As english is not my native language, i hope this is understandable :D I have added numbers to the cable/adapters, so that you can understand it easier (well, at least i hope so).

    And yes, the cable with the switch for charging/data, is very very poor.. At least the switch. I have also the other version with the micro USB port on one side, but i always use that setup..


    Better pictures/guide: http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/dell/59328-venue-8-usb-power-same-time-34.html#post368418
     
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