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Charging mats

My Dell venue 8 pro's charging plug has somehow broken and I can no longer charge my device. It is now down to 30% and when it is 0% the device will be useless unless I can get it charged by other means. Is it possible to charge this tablet by using a charging mar and if so what brand of mat will work.

I don't care if it only charges slowly as it would be better than just having a dead tablet. Apparently you can't open these up and replace the plug so I no longer have a mini USB plug. 

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Hem981
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RE: Charging mats

I don't personally know about this specific device but it is having a USB port right?Then most devices today support USB charging.Just plug it to a computer or usb charger using a USB cable.It will get charged.And while buying charger buy one of enough power and voltage(MAH doesnt matter as it decides only how fast you can charge,but choose ne of a high mah to charge faster).

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Mikerman
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RE: Charging mats

Is it possible to charge this tablet by using a charging mar and if so what brand of mat will work.

Not unless you add the needed technology and circuitry into the innards of the tablet--it's not built for charging mat use.

Instead:  contact Dell for a warranty repair; or on eBay, I've seen at least 2 companies doing port repair work, at a reasonable price, for exactly this issue--I'd check that out. 

E.g., MYdeviceRepair:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/DELL-Venue-Pro-8-Tablet-REPAIR-for-Micro-USB-Charging-Charge-Port-Connector-...

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kirkd
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RE: Charging mats

The Venue 8 does have wireless charging. Dell sells a charge base for this. Don't know the cost. You can probably use a generic charger. I bought one from China for $4 plus shipping.

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Dell14z
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RE: Charging mats

Is your charger compatible with the Windows version? I'd seen one but only for Android. if so, can you share the link please? I did a search while my DV8P was being serviced (motherboard died after two weeks/ten hours of use) but found nothing.

Current Dell stuff:  Dell Inspiron 15, Dell Inspiron Windows Laptop/Tablet, and Dell Venue 8 Pro. . Currently disabled so please excuse typos, confusing responses or the fact I look like a newbie. I have amnesia but used to code, build computers, build websites and more.

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kirkd
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RE: Charging mats

I use the wireless charger with my Nexus 7 android tablet. It is a standard Qi charger purchased on eBay from sunwebhome for $7.50. I don't mine on eBay now, but they have a number of different models. Mine is rectangular without any manufacturer or other ID except for model MC-02A.

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Inspiron E1705, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Dimension 9100, Win 10 AU Pro 32 bit
Inspiron 660, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Inspiron 3668, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Asus T100 Tablet, Windows 10 CU 32 bit

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kirkd
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RE: Charging mats

Mine is a standard Qi wireless charger used with my Nexus 7 android tablet. Purchased on eBay for $7.50 directly from China. No ID on unit except to model number MC-2A. Don't see this one on eBay now, but there are many others.

XPS M1530, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Inspiron E1705, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Dimension 9100, Win 10 AU Pro 32 bit
Inspiron 660, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Inspiron 3668, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Asus T100 Tablet, Windows 10 CU 32 bit

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Argurios
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RE: Charging mats

Interesting. You wouldn't know though if this would work with the Dell venue 8 Pro which is a Windows 8 tablet.

Even at $4 I wouldn't be losing much if it didn't work. I am still waiting for Dell support to get back to me.

Thanks for the link Milkerman but it is for US people only.

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kirkd
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RE: Charging mats

The Venue 8 Pro is supposed to be Qi wireless charging ready. Check your manual and the Dell site for details. These chargers should work with all Qi equipped phones and tablets.

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Inspiron E1705, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Dimension 9100, Win 10 AU Pro 32 bit
Inspiron 660, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Inspiron 3668, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Asus T100 Tablet, Windows 10 CU 32 bit

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Bibbit
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RE: Charging mats

I just searched the entire V8P manual and there is no reference to wireless charging. Where have you seen it should have Qi charging abilities? I can't imagine why the manual wouldn't mention it if it has this ability. This is a very nice added selling point if true, so Dell not mentioning is also strange.

I have a couple of Qi charging pads at home, so I can check. But I must say I'm skeptical it will work.

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