I was determined to upgrade from a troublesome computer and a second screen to a tablet. Bought the nextbook flexx10 and Win 10, at wallmart several months ago. Processor is Atom CPU , Z3735F Has a full size USB on removable keyboard, micro USB on tablet/screen. I could not get a “Best By full usb converter to micro to work so used keyboard full size USB. Worked, but would loose connections between the keyboard bottom and screen, loosing mouse and usb. Sometime it would reconnect but silverleaf functions were erratic. Art got many call trying to make this work while I was on my two month fall trip. Back home and too busy at work to deal with it. I did File complaint with nextbook and they replace it quickly, but on the few trials at home, it appears new has the exact same problem. I think someone suggested a converter on the jib end, Unable to find one of those. Sad thing is the screen was perfect size and works great when it did work for an hour at a time. I have spent a lot of time and money with this project, time to make it work or throw it away and find another direction. If I could get a usb converter that would connect to the micro usb on the screen and eliminate the keyboard portion I think it would work. In reading through the threads it looks like some have made this Next book 10 work and I think it only has a micro USB. I read the thread but I am not very tech savvy I guess, and I fail to understand how. Any help would be appreciated.
If I read it correctly the issue you're having with the Nextbook is connecting the JIB to the micro USB, is that correct? If so, there are hundreds of micro (male) USB to full size (female) USB "A" and they should pass data correctly. I would I believe the Nextbook has a completely separate charging port and does not charge over USB so you shouldn't have the problem I was having. I believe something like this would work: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LN3LQKQ?keywords=micro%20usb%20adapter&qid=1452377423&ref_=sr_1_2&s=electronics&sr=1-2 but you may just want to run down to Radio Shack and get one there so there's no waiting and it's easy to return if it doesn't work for you (but would be surprised if it didn't). Just tell the clerk you need an adapter so you can plug a full size USB "A" female into your tablet, they'll know what you need.
The one I bought from Best Buy would not work. I live 40 miles from the nearest store. What kind works? Also, is there adapter that will let me connect the USB to the computer Bluetooth?
Give the one from Amazon a try and if it doesn't work you can send it back. Re Bluetooth and USB, not as far as I know
I ordered a cord that goes from the dongle to the micro usb. It works, only problem is the cord is 10" long so it will not reach the middle of my dash where my mount is located. I have ordered 3 more converters, two for the micro end and 1 for the dongle end. Maybe one will work.
I got good some good advice, thanks Sun2Retire. Finally found an adaptor that seems to work. Strange the $15 Samsung adapter did not work, but the $5 adapter for UGreen on Ebay with free shipping works. I have high hopes this it going to be the end of my task to convert to a Notebook. Will let you know how it works.
Thanks for the update Jax The drift I'm getting is that Android & Windows tablets & Smart Phones may have "standard" micro-USB or OTG "On The Go" in their design. Its difficult to tell the difference by looking at the cable or connector. I suspect this is the rub most end up dealing with. Between you and Sun2Retire (and some others) we're building up a bit more usable info for what to recommend. Well, at least say 'works' or 'not likely' to work. Right now, I'm listening to the guys like you , in the field, doing the heavy lifting. I see, after a brief look on Amazon at these various adapters and cables, many are specific in listing all the Androids under the sun. They also carry a disclaimer of "Will not work with Windows." Well now. That seems darned specific! The tech articles are not so clear. Rules --as of January 2016-- 1. Note in your manual/box/documentation if the tablet has an OTG connector (before buying it.) 2. If tablet has OTG, most any mating connectors/ cable sets will function. Though, if not a OTG type, it may not charge at the same time its USB is in use--as with VMSpc. 3. If its a "standard" micro-USB, it must be mated with a standard cord-set. Yet, with this (and by design) the tablet is unlikely to charge while in use. 4. If tablet has a standard micro USB, and a OTG connector/ cordset is used, it's (to date) unlikely to work. Error: "Failure between PC and JIB." 5. [Moderators note: this posting may be edited in the future as we gain knowledge on this.] Again, thank you Jax in keeping us posted! cheers Art Documentation Central, Silverleaf Electronics Inc. Sunny Albany Oregon (888) 741-0259
Art, Not sure the difference between micro and OTG, but I gather there is. One thing that may be important, not sure. This Nextbook has a power cord in addition to usb. May make it a better, or not work at all, depending on the mounting. One more cord to deal with, but after dealing with double sight screens powered by usb, they seem trouble prone, and I supect the usb powered notebooks may be the same. Art, thank you for all that you do. Tech support at SilveLeaf is the best.
Mornin Jax The separate charging point (as common barrel plug) is a positive in this context. The folks without that are having to charge...or try to...via the USB. You don't need to. Here's a techie Guide for how USB (incl. OTG) works. This one has Better Pictures. Thanks for the kudos and update ;-) cheers Art //
Just got back from a short 10day 1,000 mile trip. Happy to report the Silverleaf seem to work perfect with the little note book. The note book sitting, velcroed near the center of the dash makes viewing perfect. The keyboard, with mouse pad make is easy to change design/layout as I do often. Fuel and trip give me status at a glance. One feature I have discovered is the message box, which I have used for cruise status, but it will also work with other gages. Low water and Parking brake on are great for me. This thing just keeps getting better, Thanks Art.
Zounds! I'm so glad that its both useful *and* sorta fun. Neato! Which engine do you have which also gives the Low Water status? Art //
Hey Art, DD 60 series. There is a water sensor in the upper radiator tank and when it becomes uncovered it sends a signal to the DD computer. I think it is called "water level" on the pid DD computer will red light after about 15 seconds. But the silverleaf will show the instance when the probe becomes uncovered, and often will be recovered before the DD call for action. Lets you have a heads up long before the computer recognizes it. Add water or check sensor. The percent is either 0% or 100% Create a water lever gage, then Set message to flash at a 99% or less. I did the same thing on the "park Brake"
Neato Jax I'll tinker with that on my "bench coach" when I get back in, Monday. There should be a comparison with what Barry Beam posted in his spreadsheets as well. This as seen in the Gallery. Its sorta new to me--most engines now don't report this. DD was soooo ahead of the game. cheers Art //