I'm working on a hobby project to stick a tablet in a car to replace the factory head unit. For this, I need to connect the reverse camera to the tablet (via USB, using something like an EasyCAP adapter), while the tablet being charged.

So far, I found that Lava SimulCharge adapter claims to do this. Although it's very picky about the devices it works with. (Exclusively a few Samsung Galaxy tabs with strict OS versions and even cable lengths)

I would like to know what other alternatives I have which can do this. (Prefer not being locked down only to the LAVA supported tablets, as they're quite expensive for my purpose.)

Is it a Samsung only feature? (seems like most Windows tablets support this out of the box across a number of OEMs. But haven't seen any Android device that isn't Samsung supporting this.)

Can I check which tablets have the support?

I prefer to do this without rooting the device.

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    You could buy a cheap docking station and split it like here forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-u/accessories/… – beeshyams Aug 25 '16 at 10:21
  • I did some research and seems like not may tablets have docks with USB nowadays. – Madushan Aug 27 '16 at 7:54
  • Yes.. But lower end Chinese ones often have - don't recollect names and that may fit the budget as well. Apart from that, there are too many factors involved to say with confidence " yes, this should work" – beeshyams Aug 27 '16 at 8:26

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