1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I have a OTG cable with a usb micro pass through with a USB Female input.

    I can definitley plug in the mouse and use that, but the micro usb pass through seems to NEVER pass through power.

    It's a cheap Chinese cable.

    So I'm wondering if anyone has ever successfully charged the tablet AND use peripherals at the same time?
    10-14-2015 04:26 PM
  2. tbsteph's Avatar
    Nope. Would be interested if someone has a solution.
    10-18-2015 05:56 PM
  3. nordnord's Avatar
    Look for the post where they discuss periphs that sometimes work with the Stream.

    I bought a few and found one that seems (I'm still studying it) to work well. It is the nekmit power plug with 2 regular sized USB connectors and a Y split 2 usb cables on one end and a mini usb connector on the other end. The cable is fairly long. I totally ditched the cheap charger that HP provided... it is not strong enough to charge anything other than the tablet itself. The second you try to put in a hub (I use the little belkin 4 port), you start losing battery power.

    Too early to say for sure, but would be curious if anyone else has tried this. Right now, I have an external USB stick for backup of data plugged in along with a USB 2 flexible keyboard and a usb gigaware portable mouse.
    11-24-2015 08:43 AM
  4. Groover1971's Avatar
    I don't have the Stream 7 anymore but when I did, I watched a YouTube video and showed what to get. I bought the cables and hub and it actually worked. The problem was that it was a slower charge and the charging indication on the battery icon wouldn't show that it was charging, even though the charge would slowly increase. Initially, I had a USB mouse and keyboard connected to the hub and used Miracast to project to my TV. It worked great but I didn't want to have all of those cables laying around all of the time. You may have to switch the power (red) and data (black) connectors on the Startech Y-cable. In the video, he shows that it is charging using an amp meter since the indication doesn't show. He also didn't use a USB hub because he was using Bluetooth. The link for the video is below.

    03-24-2017 08:09 PM
  5. Cristoby's Avatar
    I have tried with the Dell-branded OTG adapter for the Dell Venue 8 Pro, but I assumed it did charge because I did not see the charging icon. I'll try again.
    08-02-2017 09:56 AM

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