Author Topic: Using an USB HUB OTG with the G5A?  (Read 1518 times)

tiagao_extremo (OP)

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Using an USB HUB OTG with the G5A?
« on: May 18, 2014, 03:26:27 am »
Hello again my friends. So, i've been having some ideas about multi-playing with the G5A, and i would like to know from you if this could work as i want. Last month i bought one of these external batteries, or power bank if you wish.

http://www.dx.com/pt/p/ikki-wallet-style-20000mah-power-bank-w-flashlight-for-samsung-note-10-1-n8000-p600-black-289217

Works quite well with my smartphone allowing it to last a few days and it's cheap. I've read in a few places that the microUSB port from the G5A is also OTG enabled, so i guess i could connect my usb gamepad and play with someone using the hdmi-out right? But i also want to have the benefits from this powerbank to allow extended gameplay. I've had this thought:

Buy this USB OTG HUB:

http://www.dx.com/pt/p/s-k01-usb-2-0-3-port-hub-smart-phone-otg-charger-white-311539

Connecting the microusb at the g5a i could just connect my usb gamepad at one of these 3 USBs from the hub, and then connect the usb cable from the hub at my power bank. This way it would power the usb gamepad and at the same time also extend the battery time from the G5A.

Is this possible? Would it be able to power two devices at the same time? I don't know what would be the limitations from the otg, but it could be interesting. Thanks for your reading and any kind of help.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2014, 11:33:35 pm by tiagao_extremo »

midknight

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Re: Using an USB HUB OTG with the G5A?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 03:38:02 am »
I don't see why it would not work I say try it let us know how it works out

tiagao_extremo (OP)

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Re: Using an USB HUB OTG with the G5A?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2014, 11:42:01 pm »
Thanks midknight. I already placed my order, let's see what happens next. As long as don't fry the G5A everything is fine. :)

 

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