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Modified USB cable to charge tablet

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by hebs, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. hebs

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    Has anybody tried a modified USB cable to charge a tablet (iPad mini) at the same time that it is connected to a controller?

    It should be simple enough - I am thinking about stripping a USB cable (4 wires) so that the (- data) & (+ data) cables run from the transmitter to the tablet and the (ground) & (5v) run from a power source to the tablet.

    Iv got several spare batteries and my tablet battery is now the weak link.


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  2. mnewxcv

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    why not get one of those battery bank things?
     
  3. dtokez

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    Just get a droid. The RC charges it
     
  4. Oso

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    Someone tried a splitter cable recently. Here's the thread.
    Would this be a possible way to charge iphone while flying?
     
  5. hebs

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    That's my plan, but I'll have to modify the cable if I want t connect to the transmitter at the same time.


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  6. hebs

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    Thanks, looks like the cable he bought didn't work, but that could be because the 2 power cables were connected - I might give it a try and separate power and data completely, just in case.


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