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toddla
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Micro USB Port Host Mode?

Does the micro USB port on the Excite operate in host mode like the full size USB port does on the Excite?  I want to be able to connect a memory stick via a micro to full size cable and read/write from/to the Excite to the memory stick.

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Peter
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Re: Micro USB Port Host Mode?

You'll need to use a USB On-The-Go cable. In addition, the port might not provide enough power for all devices.

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toddla
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Re: Micro USB Port Host Mode?

How much power does the Excite's USB port supply vs the full size port on the Thrive?
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Peter
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Re: Micro USB Port Host Mode?

The Excite's is 200 mA and the THRiVE's is 500 mA.

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dogfunky
Posts: 5

Re: Micro USB Port Host Mode?

I ended up buying two micro-USB to FEMALE USB 2.0 cables for my tablet. I carry one in my bag with me and the other stays at home. If anyone is interested, this is the cable I purchased: 

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005GI2VMG/ref=oh_o01_s00_i00_details

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miishen
Posts: 21

Re: Micro USB Port Host Mode?

@dogfunky:

Does the cable work for you?

I purchased the same cable (from the same seller) and mine does not work as an OTG cable. The tablet doesnt recognice any of my external HDD or flash drives. The drives get power, but do not appear in the file manager. (I've tried 3 different file managers.)

 

Or, does anyone know of a good micro usb OTG cable?

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GG03
Posts: 3

Re: Micro USB Port Host Mode?

Hi

I have the same problem with my host adapter.

I tried to root my tablet but it's impossible, the driver doesn't exist for AT200.

I like to have a solution to connect my camera or card reader. I don't understand because it work with one usb key.

Thank you for your response if you find a solution.

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windozer
Posts: 7

Re: Micro USB Port Host Mode?

@miishen,

 

   The excite does not have enough power for usb HDD. You need to use an external powered hub. Look at dmesg on the tablet.

 

  if you see any message like "0 profiles selected.. exceeding link power budget", then you need an powered external hub for your peripheral.

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miishen
Posts: 21

Re: Micro USB Port Host Mode?

@windozer
i tried the hdd on a hunch (and just to rule it out) after trying a few different flash drives. the issue I was posting about was - what is a good OTG cable?
as for dmesg- there was nothing there. again- that's why I was asking about a good OTG cable.
Do you know of one?
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GG03
Posts: 3

Re: Micro USB Port Host Mode?

Hi
I don t no what is a good otg câble. I think my câble is goo. I buy it in amazon.com
When i connect my USB key, it work. But when i try with anything else it didn't work. When i connect my hdd with a power hub, all partitions are detected with the soft USB host controler but i can't mount them.
I dont understand what is dmesg?
Thank ou for helping
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arf1410
Posts: 36

Re: Micro USB Port Host Mode?

Will this cable allow one to read from a flash drive with the Excite?

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GG03
Posts: 3

Re: Micro USB Port Host Mode?

Yes you can connect a flash drive with this cable. But only if it don't must a power adaptater.
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ealvarez
Posts: 1

Re: Micro USB Port Host Mode?

I purchased a micro USB to female for my Tablet A 10, but doesn't´t works

I have a message that I need root the tablet