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comment Can USB charging (via mains adapter or from PC/Mac) of Android tablets be the main, primary method of charging? Or are there design issues?
+1 thanks @Tom. You're a good sport.
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comment Can USB charging (via mains adapter or from PC/Mac) of Android tablets be the main, primary method of charging? Or are there design issues?
P.S. as a consolation I've also upvoted your answer on USB microphones as I'm interested in that area from a radio producer point of view. See also avp.stackexchange.com for audio/video production discussions.
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comment Is it possible to connect a USB microphone to an Android phone or tablet?
+1 upvote because this is something I'm interested in having worked as a radio producer and an interest in music.
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comment Can USB charging (via mains adapter or from PC/Mac) of Android tablets be the main, primary method of charging? Or are there design issues?
I've accepted your answer now because of your points about the differences between tablets and phones and the power transmission challenges therein. Not something I'm comfortable with in this wonderful community in transferring accepted status, I seldom do it. But I feel that your answer is the most comprehensive, though credit to the other answer as they are all useful too.
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accepted Can USB charging (via mains adapter or from PC/Mac) of Android tablets be the main, primary method of charging? Or are there design issues?
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comment Can USB charging (via mains adapter or from PC/Mac) of Android tablets be the main, primary method of charging? Or are there design issues?
@TomG expands on this, explaining the greater power demands of a tablet, so I'd like to make his the accepted answer. But I am keeping my upvotes on yours Tom too. I don't like to move accepted answers and appreciate your early response and don't want to disappoint (sorry about that). However I need to choose the answer that provides the answer that has the highest coverage of the issues in the question.
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comment Can USB charging (via mains adapter or from PC/Mac) of Android tablets be the main, primary method of charging? Or are there design issues?
+1. My primary goal is to not need a separate charger for the tablet, to be able to use any charger with micro-USB. The secondary goal to be able to charge off of a USB 2 or USB 3 host is also useful. Presumably, if the Android tablet detects the usual handshaking from the host device then it would know that it is being charged from a USB Host where the current is limited compared to from an adapter. In the case of attachment to a USB host then it seems apparent that the Android tablet can accept this lower current and just charge the battery slower.
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revised Can USB charging (via mains adapter or from PC/Mac) of Android tablets be the main, primary method of charging? Or are there design issues?
edited title
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revised Can USB charging (via mains adapter or from PC/Mac) of Android tablets be the main, primary method of charging? Or are there design issues?
Expanded USB charging options required in question title