Using a HP Stream 7 tablet with windows 10.1. Seems to work just fine, but not trying the tank minder, which I miss. But that is a fix for another time. Problem today is tablet runs out of battery power at about 3.5 hours. Reading the silver leaf manual I see, " For extended Tablet use, charging may be done employing a "Y" splitter or "Powered USB Hub." The splitter for use with a micro-USB are less tedious and cheaper." Splitters I find on the net appear to be provide power to 2 devices, not input data and power into one device. Art, to make my life simple, please provide me the name and model number of a splitter that will input data to the tablet, as well as charge the tablet. The HP stream has only one micro USB port. Thanks, Richard

Submitted by Art on Fri, 2016-01-08 15:07

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Hello Richard For all the advice I can give I'm not in a position to give a specific model, part number and guarantee for this. Steering you in the right directions: yes. Some links on Amazon for things that seem like they should work: sure. Yet, there are a zillion variations on those tablets which I can't possibly account for --and won't. Its truly a DIY project. Instead, check out the Gallery of Installations. I just posted a new install yesterday along with installer-Scott's user name / handle (Sun2Retire). He's just made a thorough research project of this and is still quite a cheerful fellow. I'm sure you two would hit it off. I'll drop him a note to offer his experience and to share the model(s) he ended up with. Yes, that was plural--he tried several combination to have it just so. Lets hope he'll reply to this thread. cheers Art //

Submitted by Sun2Retire on Sat, 2016-01-09 08:11

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All, As Art said, I had a heck of a time with this issue. Bought a nice Best Buy branded 10" tablet, had a single micro USB port. This means I needed to use that port to communicate with the JIB while simultaneously using the port to get power from somewhere. Long story short, after going through three different powered hubs, this is what I found: NO hub (that I'm aware of) sends power from the host port (the square USB "B" port on the hub) upstream to the host computer (your tablet). Also, NO hub (that I'm aware of) allows communications between the "outbound" USB "A" ports, in other words, although you could, with the proper adapters, plug your tablet into one of the "A" ports on the hub and indeed it would charge (because those ports DO charge and send data) if you then plugged the JIB into a neighboring "A" port on the hub the tablet and JIB will not "see" each other. What does this mean? Well... as far as I could tell, the only solution was a tablet that has a dedicated (NOT USB) charging port, and DEDICATED USB port(s), for data only, not charging. Then, it's just like a laptop, plug a charging source in, then, separately, plug the JIB into the USB port, and you're off and running. Upshot, I had to return all three hubs along with the first tablet. (The last hub I specifically communicated with the seller prior to purchase to confirm that it would both power the tablet and communicate before I bought it - they said it would but nope, no charge.) Bought a 10" RCA tablet from Walmart (a very slick little unit BTW, leftover from Black Friday I was told) $129. Has a dedicated 5v charging port, a micro USB and a full sized USB (and HDMI). Bought a 12v to 5v step-down converter, hard wired to 12v hot, bought a barrel connector at Radio Shack that fit the tablet, soldered onto converter leads, plugged JIB straight to full sized USB using supplied cable and ta da, it works. As far as I can tell, this is the only way to do it if you want the tablet powered. (Oh, and I forgot, started with a 7" tablet at 1280 resolution and found that resolution unworkable on that screen size. So actually took 3 hubs and three tablets to get it right.) Scott

Submitted by Sun2Retire on Sat, 2016-01-09 17:51

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I just read Ron Curry's entry under subject "Windows 8.1 tablet solutions" and if I'm reading it correctly it sounds like this product: http://www.amazon.com/charge-tablet-thinkpad-VivoTab-ME400C/dp/B00TIQU232/ref=pd_sim_sbs_107_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0MWS7833TBCWRC7TSDY3 might do exactly what I and you were trying to do. I'm not familiar with USB OTG but I think it's a protocol used by the newer tablets that rely on a single micro USB for both data and charge - exactly what you're dealing with. So... maybe I gave up too early but my setup is now complete. You may want to check-in with Ron to see if he can give you some help on this subject. Scott

Submitted by mickhunt@bells… on Tue, 2016-01-19 10:34

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Any help would be greatly appreciated!! My hope was to use the mini tablet to display the readout. I bought the lighting to USB adapter which I think will give power plus data. Hope there may be a software fix to let the tablet read and display the VSMpc monitor. Thanks for any help on the Mini 2 iPad software. (mickhunt@bellsouth.net)

Submitted by Art on Tue, 2016-01-19 11:41

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Hello Mick Check out the product page on this; it explains it all: http://silverleafelectronics.com/node/6 That being said, you could try Fusion from VMware since you have an adapter. Post your results--as I'm pretty sure you'll be the first to have a try at it. Typically, a fella with a Mac Air may use that software to run Windows virtually--and VMSpc within that. It works out pretty good. No one, to my knowledge has tried a dongle, tablet and Fusion...yet. cheers Art //