1. PaulQ's Avatar
    This may be a stupid question but I don't want to get it wrong. I need a second charging cable for my Tab S 8.4. Which one do I get? Does Monoprice happen to sell them?

    Thanks!
    02-14-2015 01:10 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Just for charging, not for a Video adapter or anything like that? Any microUSB to USB cable. I carry a different brand of USB 2.0 Retractable Cable - A Male to Micro B Male - 2.5 Ft - Monoprice.com in my pocket, along with a charger, all the time. (Read the reviews at that link - if the cable is as good as the one I have - and I've had mine for a few years - the reviews are understated. 2 bucks? Most windup cables, regardless of connector types, sell for $5-$10 or more.)

    USB to microUSB charging is universal. (Samsung has a number of different setups, so some cables need all 5 pins to tell the device that it's on an AC charger and to draw more current, but it'll charge just fine [but as slowly as from a computer's USB port] with any cable.)
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    02-14-2015 01:25 AM
  3. tech_fan's Avatar
    For my Galaxy Tab S, Note Edge and other Micro USB cables, I just buy them from Amazon. They cost about $5. I like the nylon flexible ones and they seem to work well. Sometimes the Samsung ones are on Amazon for about $8 and then I opt for those. I tend to buy the ones on Amazon that have the best reviews.
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    02-14-2015 01:27 AM
  4. PaulQ's Avatar
    Thanks! I just noticed that my phone cables don't fit into the Tab S so I knew it was something different. I'll try that retractable one. Exactly what I need for travelling.
    02-14-2015 01:39 AM
  5. PaulQ's Avatar
    If I need a long cable, does this one work with the Tab S?

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=6hhDOwnh
    15ft USB 2.0 A Male to Micro 5pin Male 28/24AWG Cable w/ Ferrite Core (Gold Plated) - WHITE
    02-14-2015 01:51 AM
  6. FF22's Avatar
    I've been buying from Monoprice for years. Hdmi and other cables. An ir remote hdmi switch box - worked terrific. I don't know how they can price so low!!!!
    02-14-2015 01:22 PM
  7. spydre's Avatar
    USB to microUSB charging is universal. (Samsung has a number of different setups, so some cables need all 5 pins to tell the device that it's on an AC charger and to draw more current, but it'll charge just fine [but as slowly as from a computer's USB port] with any cable.)
    I sort of have a stock of USB cables on hand - but that's for my Nexus. The cable that came WITH my Nexus "broke" pretty quickly just above where you plug it into the device, the wires broke and started protuding from the sheath, so yeah, it didn't charge anymore. I have USB cords from old cell phones, and old e-cigarette that I don't use that particular one anymore, and two from Amazon. My Nexus is currently plugged into my cell phone cable, the cell phone is plugged into one of them from Amazon (because that cable is too short to reach my desk surface where I keep the tablet, and the cell phone cables are too long since I leave it on the top of my old "computer hutch" style desk (the power strip is on top of the desk, for various reasons, but it has to be). And then, I have an external hard drive/battery charger for my phone, and the USB cable that came with that was bad from the start, so I use the USB cable that came with my e-cigarrette (MVP for anyone who vapes) to charge the external battery (but it can be used to charge anything with a USB port).
    02-15-2015 02:27 PM
  8. douger's Avatar
    This may be a stupid question but I don't want to get it wrong. I need a second charging cable for my Tab S 8.4. Which one do I get? Does Monoprice happen to sell them?

    Thanks!
    If you just need a charging cable, I use this. From what I understand it has two pins shorted out so your device isn't spending charging current looking for a data stream.

    It takes my Tab S about 15 minutes to charge from about 70% to full.
    02-23-2015 01:17 PM
  9. spydre's Avatar
    If you just need a charging cable, I use this. From what I understand it has two pins shorted out so your device isn't spending charging current looking for a data stream.

    It takes my Tab S about 15 minutes to charge from about 70% to full.
    Not sure that's any faster than what it takes mine on the factory provided cable, or any other USB cable, to charge from 70%.
    02-23-2015 09:19 PM

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