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Topic # 103541 10-Jun-2012 09:16 Send private message

A while back I lost the charger for my tf101. I'm looking at different options to charge it since a full replacement charger is a wee bit expensive and doesn't seem to be in Stock many places. Does anyone know if I just got a replacement cable, could I plug in and charge it with an old ipod usb wall career? Or LG p500 wall charger? Or how long does it take to charge from pc usb?

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  Reply # 638404 10-Jun-2012 09:36 Send private message

I have used an ipad charger and also my cellphone charger with the transformer cable to charge my tf101 without any problems.
Only thing I am worried about is if the cable gets damaged I am toast as its a propriety cable and I havent seen any for sale anywhere to get a spare cable




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  Reply # 638413 10-Jun-2012 09:48 Send private message

Thanks!

Yeah, it's the one thing I don't like about my tf101... the proprietary cable; Though I guess apple gets away with it and they set the standard.

pbtech sells them for $25 - still ridiculously expensive for one little cable but better than I've I've seen the chargers going for.

Computer Lounge has an international charger kit for $31 with the cable, but no NZ plug. They're closed on Sundays and I don't want to pay shipping, otherwise I'd go for that option.

Then I've seen them on other sites for $45 - $55 :-O

Anybody else know of other sources? :)



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  Reply # 638429 10-Jun-2012 10:42 Send private message

Bah, had another look at the ipod charger I was thinking of using and it has the wrong usb connector on it... that just leaves my phone charger (5.1v/0.7A) vs the tf101 charger which seems to be either 5v/2a or 15v/1.2a hmm..

There's a whole thread on the subject at xda-dev: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1087321

The computer lounge option actually looks best, and I forgot shipping is free from them! So have ordered one.

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  Reply # 638430 10-Jun-2012 10:44 Send private message

yeah, when I said I used Ipad charger, I meant Ipad charger with the transformer cable




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  Reply # 638432 10-Jun-2012 10:53 Send private message

Gilco2: yeah, when I said I used Ipad charger, I meant Ipad charger with the transformer cable


Aye, I was planning to get the transformer cable and and use it with the ipod charger...  but on closer inspection of the ipod charger it has a weird usb jack. It's not type A which is what I think the transformer cable is; and it's not a type B or mini. I'm not sure what it is.

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  Reply # 638433 10-Jun-2012 10:54 Send private message

40Pin USB DATA Charger Cable for Asus Transformer TF101 /TF201/Slider i thing go doe $20 +gst ? well thats what is listed here at work.




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  Reply # 638434 10-Jun-2012 10:56 Send private message

CADMAX: 40Pin USB DATA Charger Cable for Asus Transformer TF101 /TF201/Slider i thing go doe $20 +gst ? well thats what is listed here at work.


Thanks Cadmax, where is that and how about with the actual charger?

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  Reply # 638604 10-Jun-2012 20:07 Send private message

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CADMAX: 40Pin USB DATA Charger Cable for Asus Transformer TF101 /TF201/Slider i thing go doe $20 +gst ? well thats what is listed here at work.


Thanks Cadmax, where is that and how about with the actual charger?


hi, we have: ASUS AC Adapter for Transformer TF101 / TF201 / Slide SL101 / TF300 (Includes USB Power Adapter & USB Connector Cable)

Its listed but we dont have one in stock and we have not sold one, the price seems a little steep @ $82 inc gst trade.

i will work out how to post a photo and get a photo up for you.




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  Reply # 638605 10-Jun-2012 20:11 Send private message

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ASUS AC Adapter for Transformer TF101 / TF201 / Slide SL101 / TF300 (Includes USB Power Adapter & USB Connector Cable)




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  Reply # 638643 10-Jun-2012 21:37 Send private message

Yup, that's the one. I sure don't want to pay $82 for one though! :) Looks like the one from Computer Lounge is still the best option and I'll just use it with a UK or US to NZ travel adapter.

Thanks for the info anyway.

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  Reply # 638676 10-Jun-2012 23:35 Send private message

sidefx: Yup, that's the one. I sure don't want to pay $82 for one though! :) Looks like the one from Computer Lounge is still the best option and I'll just use it with a UK or US to NZ travel adapter.

Thanks for the info anyway.


Other than the fact thst its got a NZ plug and its factory asus..

I think its been in the system a long time and i bet the price of it is a lot lower now!
I would go with computer lounge if i was you. i can do a price look up tomorrow (it should be $20 odd not $82!)

as i said we have not sold one or stocked it so i dont know why its there??





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  Reply # 638702 11-Jun-2012 08:17 Send private message

Ebay's the best place to find stuff like this. Just search for "asus transformer charger" or "tf101 charger".

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-Charger-Sync-Data-Cable-for-ASUS-Eee-Pad-Tablet-Transformer-TF101-TF201-/251070066899?pt=US_Tablet_Accessories&hash=item3a74f130d3

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Wall-Charger-Power-Adapter-For-Asus-EeePad-Transformer-TF101-TF201-Tablet-/280873406789?pt=US_Tablet_Accessories&hash=item41655c1145




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