1. ChiefDog's Avatar
    I go through a power cord about every 5 months.
    The connection at the cord seems to not fit well.
    04-29-2020 12:09 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Anything about how you typically use the tablet that might explain why, especially in terms of how it's positioned when it's plugged in? Is there a lot of torque or tension on the plug where it connects?
    04-29-2020 12:29 PM
  3. ChiefDog's Avatar
    Well yes there is, but I would think not enough torque.
    I guess that is it.
    Thanks
    B. Diddy likes this.
    04-29-2020 12:51 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If you ever took apart a cable (or had one fall apart on you), you can see how the construction could be fairly delicate. The actual connection between the wires inside the cable and the connector plug can be disrupted with repeated bending/flexing at that junction. I've had it happen a few times.
    blackhawkhot likes this.
    04-29-2020 01:02 PM
  5. Mooncatt's Avatar
    USB cables can be prone to going bad, especially if it's a micro-USB cable. If you want to try something else, I've found the Volutz brand to be extremely long lasting compared to most others. You can find them on Amazon.
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    04-29-2020 01:02 PM
  6. blackhawkhot's Avatar
    If you ever took apart a cable (or had one fall apart on you), you can see how the construction could be fairly delicate. The actual connection between the wires inside the cable and the connector plug can be disrupted with repeated bending/flexing at that junction. I've had it happen a few times.
    Yeap. They fail a lot even if you try to be gentle... doesn't take much. One good accidently pull can do it.

    You can try reinforcing the cable right at the connector to the connector with some self adhering high grade non-sticky electrical tape and/or a small piece/diameter of split loom tubing tie wrapped to the connector.
    If you can spread out the bend strain it can help a lot.
    Always pull on only the plug never the cable to disconnect, duh... some people do that

    Good cable assemblies use better strain relief, generally.
    Some real high dollar ones last no longer than a cheap one; pretty doesn't mean good design/quality.
    B. Diddy and ChiefDog like this.
    04-29-2020 02:32 PM
  7. ChiefDog's Avatar
    I just ordered the HOUPU 6ft Micro USB Cable - Nylon Braided from Amazon.
    05-01-2020 05:26 PM

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