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  1. chovan's Avatar
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    02-20-2015 01:46 PM
  2. Julien Krins's Avatar
    Just found another OTG hub that might charge Stream 7:
    Can anyone confirm that this item from aliexpress would charge (or maintain charge) while using external usb device ?
    02-24-2015 04:10 AM
  3. Keith Valdez's Avatar
    I have the Dell dongle in my pocket right now, I'm going to test it tonight when I get home. I'll let you guys know what the results are tomorrow afternoon.
    02-24-2015 03:30 PM
  4. Julien Krins's Avatar
    Thanks in advance for that (of only that dongle wasn't that expensive here in Europe (around 40 euros, 20$ in US :( )
    02-25-2015 04:00 AM
  5. Keith Valdez's Avatar
    The dongle works fine to charge and use USB devices. I cannot tell for sure, but it does seem to charge much slower when I have 4 devices plugged into a USB powered hub. When I tested my AC powered USB hub, it seemed to charge at a normal rate (probably because it wasn't relying on the USB port for power). I plugged in this then plugged in a DisplayPort device for a second screen, which had it's own hub built in for mouse, keyboard and external drive. This basically turned my tablet into a full workstation. This little device is AMAZING!
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    02-25-2015 01:00 PM
  6. Keith Valdez's Avatar
    BTW, when using the DisplayLink device, I experienced no extra drain similar to what I did with the USB powered hub.
    02-25-2015 01:02 PM
  7. dorelse's Avatar
    So, you're using the Dell USB dongle, then are running a USB powered display, like the 16" AOC display? That's what I'm hoping to do...
    02-25-2015 03:38 PM
  8. chovan's Avatar
    I think he is like:
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    Last edited by chovan; 12-01-2015 at 11:09 PM.
    02-25-2015 03:44 PM
  9. keith.valdez's Avatar
    I am using the Dell dongle with a Targus Universal USB 3.0 SV Docking Station Model ACP076US on a ASUS VS278Q-P 27" 1ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight Monitor, plus a generic usb gaming mouse and keyboard.
    Last edited by keith.valdez; 02-25-2015 at 09:08 PM.
    02-25-2015 08:17 PM
  10. chovan's Avatar
    OK, so it's this:
    Last edited by chovan; 12-01-2015 at 11:09 PM.
    02-26-2015 09:33 AM
  11. RichP1000's Avatar
    I am using the Dell dongle with a Targus Universal USB 3.0 SV Docking Station Model ACP076US on a ASUS VS278Q-P 27" 1ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight Monitor, plus a generic usb gaming mouse and keyboard.
    Just curious what you're using to the charge the Stream 7. I have the same dongle, plugged in the HP cable into the micro USB port on the dongle and the other end into the HP charger. It won't charge.
    02-27-2015 05:37 PM
  12. chovan's Avatar
    Just curious what you're using to the charge the Stream 7. I have the same dongle, plugged in the HP cable into the micro USB port on the dongle and the other end into the HP charger. It won't charge.
    Keep an eye on the battery level. When you have data connection, tablet won't show being charged but the battery level will increase slowly. Or you can try to turn off the tablet, you should see the plug symbol on the screen which means it's being charged.
    02-27-2015 10:11 PM
  13. RichP1000's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. The battery level is slowly decreasing with the dongle plugged in (also powering a USB sound card) and with the tablet running an app that takes about 10-12% CPU.

    I was hoping it would at least trigger the "plugged in" state in Windows so the Stream would run only on AC power, but looks like that dog ain't hunting.
    02-28-2015 07:37 PM
  14. chovan's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. The battery level is slowly decreasing with the dongle plugged in (also powering a USB sound card) and with the tablet running an app that takes about 10-12% CPU.

    I was hoping it would at least trigger the "plugged in" state in Windows so the Stream would run only on AC power, but looks like that dog ain't hunting.
    It depends on what power supply you are using. The tablet needs at least 1A to keep the battery level, more if your screen brightness is high. the dongle itself takes some current, each USB device will take up to 500mA from the PSU. So if you use a 2A power supply, you don't have much left to charge the battery. I use a 4A power supply. I think to trigger "plugged in" you need to cut off the data links (D+ and D-), this dongle should be working: universal-usb-otg-charger-hub-cable-tablet-pc-thinkpad-8-x98-m80ta-wt-8-miix2.jpg_140x140.jpg
    03-03-2015 09:47 AM
  15. RichP1000's Avatar
    I was using the HP charger, but I also tried it with an Anker unit that's rated at 2.4A and it still just trickle charged.

    Just tried disabling the "Microsoft AC Adapter" and it changes the status to "plugged in, not charging" so I'm trying that and we'll see what happens

    Tried to order the Aliexpress dongle and apparently they can't do business in Washington State for some reason...oh well...
    03-04-2015 07:52 PM
  16. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    the MS Bluetooth keyboard works great. It is not cheap but well worth it not only for the Stream 7.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pUvbUpU3018330
    03-08-2015 04:29 PM
  17. chovan's Avatar
    wpcentral00-20
    Last edited by chovan; 12-01-2015 at 11:10 PM.
    04-17-2015 03:25 PM
  18. dorelse's Avatar
    As an FYI...the 3 port generic OTG Charging USB Hub is all over ebay now for under $10 w/Free Shipping.
    04-22-2015 01:22 PM
  19. chovan's Avatar
    Think twice before you buy the Plugable USB 2.0 to VGA / DVI / HDMI Video Graphics Adapter Card.

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    06-09-2015 12:10 PM
  20. chovan's Avatar
    For purchases on Amazon, buy a $50 GC first with code:0715GCARDS to get $10 credit.

    Valid through July.
    Last edited by chovan; 07-27-2015 at 01:11 PM.
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    07-24-2015 09:24 PM
  21. chovan's Avatar
    wpcentral00-20
    Last edited by chovan; 12-01-2015 at 11:11 PM.
    08-10-2015 02:07 PM
  22. Paisley Pirate's Avatar
    I picked up a Samsung VG-KBD1500 BT keyboard for their smart hub tvs a while back at a pawn shop for $15 - it works great with the Stream. Just pair and go.

    I realize this a gen or 2 back - here is the current one (and I paid less for the Stream that for what they are asking for this one)


    edit: WOW a couple hundred posts on the sister board (Crackberry) don't count - so I can't post the link here... I get why (bots), but I don't get why (thought all the MobileNation sites were one big happy family) ... and understand, I was a former senior mod/admin on a site that had 50,000 active users and 100,000 + posts per month... I do get the bot problem... but allowing linking in of several sites together would accommodate the "cross pollination" ya'll should be hoping for... just sayin'...

    Anyway - don't forget to look around for one of these gems - they do work quite well (if a bit larger than the tablet itself)
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    08-30-2015 02:29 PM
  23. nordnord's Avatar
    Chovan,

    Just wanted to say how much I appreciate your list of periphs for the HP Stream.

    I bought a few to see and some were perfect for the HP Stream 7, with a couple of additions.

    The Nekmit 4.8A 24W Dual Port USB Travel Wall Charger is the perfect replacement for the HP charger which is just not powerful enough to be of much use.

    Use it with the Y usb A to usb micro B cable and you get all the power you need to run multiple accessories.

    The Dell Micro USB Dongle for Data and Charging allows you to plugin a mini hub, I use the Belkin USB 2.0 Ultra-Mini Hub.

    I added in this keyboard, the Karnotech Foldable Silicone Keyboard USB Wired Silicon Flexible Soft Waterproof Roll Up Silica Gel Computer Desktop (103 Keys) .

    And, of course, my little travel storage device of choice: a USB stick.

    It looks like a mess of cables, but together it makes for a complete computer, if not a nice big LCD screen.
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    11-27-2015 12:06 PM
  24. chovan's Avatar
    nordnord,

    Thank you for your comments. I'm glad to hear the list is helpful.

    Interestingly, I think I still have the silicone keyboard you mentioned. I used to travel with it to replace the tiny keyboard on my 10.1 inch Fujitsu laptop.

    Enjoy your stream 7 and remember to drop by. :)
    12-01-2015 03:23 PM
  25. nordnord's Avatar
    nordnord,

    Thank you for your comments. I'm glad to hear the list is helpful.

    Interestingly, I think I still have the silicone keyboard you mentioned. I used to travel with it to replace the tiny keyboard on my 10.1 inch Fujitsu laptop.

    Enjoy your stream 7 and remember to drop by. :)
    chovan,

    Yes, your list is essential IMO. That keyboard is very good, but many times I travel without it, just the tablet. On those days, I have to remind myself that I only have around 4 good hours to get anything done. The virtual keyboard default is not good, but luckily you can switch to a full-sized virtual keyboard with numbers, etc., and that is more useful. Add in the touchmousepointer1964 and you have a decent enough touchpad onscreen. The v2.xxx charges, so I stuck with the last free version I could find.

    Lots of stuff to learn, as I am brand new to Windows 10, so it has been a slow process so far.

    Tks again.

    N
    12-04-2015 09:37 AM
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