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Does the Yoga Book USB port support simultaneous charging and USB hosting?

2017-01-06, 13:24 PM

I was wondering if anyone here had succesfully charged+USB hosted with the yoga book via a USB y cable or a charge and data hub?

 

I'm an artist and I recently invested in a windows Yoga Book. I often have a USB drive, keyboard and mouse connected to the device via a powered USB hub. This is great, except for the fact I can't charge my yoga book while I do this- so the time I can spend working on projects that require both the keyboard and realpen is limited (and I like to really hunker down for many hours at a time. If I'm not using it it charges up to full in about 2 hours, which isn't bad in the great scheme but it's not always great).

I know some devices support simultanious USB charging and USB hosting, but it's unclear to me if the yoga book's USB hardware in particular does. I checked the specification sheet for the intel xHCI chipset, but I'm not an engineer and the 500 pages didn't convey much to my tiny brain at all, which is why I'm asking here.

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Re: Does the Yoga Book USB port support simultaneous charging and USB hosting?

2017-01-07, 23:44 PM

This is definitely the only limitation for this device.

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Re: Does the Yoga Book USB port support simultaneous charging and USB hosting?

2017-01-10, 18:27 PM

Hello,

 

I tried once a micro-USB dongle combining full USB for OTG and female micro-USB for charging, and it seemed to allow full access to any external USB device and charging, both at the same time. I did notice that charging took a bit longer though, but not sure how much with respect to direct charging.

Anyway, apparently, the USB port supports simultaneous charging and hosting.

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Re: Does the Yoga Book USB port support simultaneous charging and USB hosting?

2017-01-10, 18:30 PM

thanks!

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Re: Does the Yoga Book USB port support simultaneous charging and USB hosting?

2017-02-20, 14:54 PM

Can you tell us which product you use?

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Re: Does the Yoga Book USB port support simultaneous charging and USB hosting?

2017-02-26, 0:05 AM

Which device did you purchase and where can I get one?

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Re: Does the Yoga Book USB port support simultaneous charging and USB hosting?

2017-02-27, 18:19 PM
Support states that it will support simultaneous charging and usb hosting
However, they did not state what device to use in order to accomplish this. "take it to a store and try one" was the answer.
Can someone who really had the experience tell me exactly what to buy that actually works? Thanks
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Re: Does the Yoga Book USB port support simultaneous charging and USB hosting?

2017-05-20, 16:38 PM

What cable did you use? Can you provide a link?  Thanks!

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Re: Does the Yoga Book USB port support simultaneous charging and USB hosting?

2017-08-06, 12:26 PM

http://maytinhnhatquang.com/bo-chia-cong-usb-usb-bluetooth/hub-micro-usb-ra-3-cong-usb-2-0-1-cong-lan-fast-ethernet-otg-dock-y-2175.html

 

here is what youu need


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What cable did you use? Can you provide a link?  Thanks!


 

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Re: Does the Yoga Book USB port support simultaneous charging and USB hosting?

2018-05-03, 10:12 AM

Yes it does! This was driving me nuts, but I found a cable that works - I bought this one:

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Port-Power-Micro-USB-Host-OTG-Hub-Power-Charging-Adapter-Cable-for-Samsung-HTC/131749246243?hash=item1eacddf523:g:ikEAAOSwJThZo-GX

But it looks like a pretty generic product. 

A couple of words of warning tho: sometimes it needs unplugging and replugging to get the Yoga Book to read it ( but once connected it seems pretty stable) 

Secondly, it seems to have real trouble with the kind of spinning-disk type hard drives, as opposed to the USB flash drive types. I have something like this:

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Seagate-Backup-Plus-Slim-500GB-SuperSpeed-USB-3-0-Portable-Hard-Drive-Mac-PC/141887886887?hash=item21092d5627:m:mB_xCF4UoaS8vQo98IhT0Zg

And when I plug it in, the Yoga Book has real trouble keeping the hard drive spinning while also charging. 

But if I just plug in an 8gb thumb drive, it's fine. I even got it to read the thumb drive AND my phone while charging. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Does the Yoga Book USB port support simultaneous charging and USB hosting?

2018-05-03, 14:25 PM

I have this cable, it is generic and not a Samsung product.

 

To power more power hungry external USB devices you will need some type of Y adapter that adds enough external power (amps) too.

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Re: Does the Yoga Book USB port support simultaneous charging and USB hosting?

2018-12-18, 1:50 AM

I have been succesful charging with the afore mentioned cable but only when the YB is off. When I power it on the charging stops. Same on both the Windows and Android verssions.

Any suggestions?

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