Looking for Micro USB Hub cable that supports charging my tablet

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    Since my tablet has only one micro USB port I want to use a hub cable to duplicate the micro USB port. I want to use one port for charging my tablet and the other for a peripheral device. I have googled some and found cables that though duplicates the micro USB port, but don't support charging my tablet. For example here and here. Can someone point me to a micro USB hub cable that supports charging my tablet?
     
  2. qwerblim

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    I'm not sure about cable hubs, but you should take a look at USB port hubs. I use a popular one from Anker (amazon) and it charges my phones and tablets all at once at maximum amperage, so they all charge quickly with their SmartIQ function. I'd definitely recommend it, and there's tons of reviews about it.
     
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    Well I have been educated about how the USB works in my tablet. My tablet can be either in USB host mode or in charging mode, but not both at the same time. Therefore it's not possible to have a USB device attached to my tablet while charging my tablet :(
     
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    I purchased this cable for my nVidia Shield tablet and it works great. It charges and lets me use another USB device at the same time.
     
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    Not even something like THIS ? Which tablet do you have, if you don't mind my asking?
     
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    Wait, are you sure? This is in contradiction to what I said in my post above yours. If your words are true, you make me look like an idiot.
     
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    It works with my nVidia Shield so I'm not sure if it works with other tablets.
     
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    I have an Nvidia Shield Tablet myself. That's very confusing. It seems that some devices will be charged and some not. What USB device do you use while charging?
     
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    I mainly use a wired Ethernet adapter, but I've tried a mouse also. Both work fine.
     
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    Thanks bro, will check this cable out. :mthr:
     
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    I got this cable now and it indeed works!
     
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    Chargers are usually detected by fumbling with the data pins in a way that data cannot be transferred anymore. When using a cable like that, the tablet will probably not detect a charger and think it is charging from a computer or powered accessory. This works, but will usually be slower than charging from a dedicated charger. You may be able to override this with a software setting though.