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asked by C. Buchwald on April 19, 2012
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It doesn't work on regular phone charger. The AC-DC adapter specs is output: 12v 1.5a (18w). Regular USB phone and iPad charger is rated at 5V output 1amp ~ 2.1AMP (10w) which is not enough to charge the tablet. Most people made the mistake by not checking the required specs before using their own USB charger.
SafetyMan answered on April 24, 2012
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Thanks for the reply. This is very helpful information!
C. Buchwald answered on April 24, 2012
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Have you actually tried a standard microUSB charger, so see if it will charge at a slow rate?
ARF answered on April 24, 2012
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I've tried charging mine with normal microUSB because I thought I'd gotten a bad AC adapter and the normal microUSB's won't register as charging and didn't seem to raise the power at all. Luckily for me, it turned out the AC adapter just has an odd proprietary plug that needed to be pushed slightly harder to click into place the first time, so I'm able to charge, but yeah, it was a bit of a disappointment to realize that it can't charge off of the same USB stuff all my other electronics use.
Allen answered on April 25, 2012
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If the tablet is turned off, it does charge with a regular USB cable or charger, only that it does at 1%/hr and tops at 80% ... Additionally, you don't see any lights or indication it's charging. Hence it's not practical, but an emergency
Jaime Gutierrez answered on February 4, 2016
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