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Old 03-05-2015, 06:24 PM   #1
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I have a 7" Windows 8 tablet that I plan on using as a digital dashboard with TunerStudio.

My plan is a Type-B Male to Type-A female converter, and then a standard Micro USB cable into the tablet. Will the Type-B usb port on the MS3 power a tablet in addition to sending data?

If not, has anyone had any success using Y cable to split the data and power sources? I've found
this cable this cable
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The type b will not power the tablet.

Google is your friend: http://androidforums.com/threads/cha...e-time.851670/
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Just wire in a new lead to the fusebox and run it to the tombstone. Easy.
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Just wire in a new lead to the fusebox and run it to the tombstone. Easy.
There is only 1 micro usb input on the tablet.

I did find this device, but I am looking for a cheaper solution. If all else fails, I will go this route.
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I just bought this like 2 minutes ago: Robot Check
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I just bought this like 2 minutes ago: Robot Check
Unfortunately this wouldn't work for my situation. This cable is meant to power an accessory device (external hard drive, etc.), not the host device (tablet).
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