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Does anybody know of an MHL to HDMI adapter that works with the Galaxy Tab S? I have one for my wife's Galaxy SIII that outputs video but does not charge the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 that I have - it recognizes power but has the little no charging symbol over the battery. Just curious if anyone knows of an adapter that does both, displays video and charges the Tab S?

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Does anybody know of an MHL to HDMI adapter that works with the Galaxy Tab S? I have one for my wife's Galaxy SIII that outputs video but does not charge the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 that I have - it recognizes power but has the little no charging symbol over the battery. Just curious if anyone knows of an adapter that does both, displays video and charges the Tab S?

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Hi,

I have the "official" Samsung MHL to HDMI adapter that I bought for my Galaxy S3. This adapter works also with my Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Tab S.

IIRC, you have to plug things in that order for it to work :
- Power to the MHL adapter
- HDMI to the TV
- HDMI to the MHL adapter
- MHL to the Android device

At least, that's how I'm doing it and it works... HDMI is displayed AND the tab is charged. I tried with the charging adapter that came with the Tab S.

Hope this helps.

BTW, my adapter looks like this one :
http://www.amazon.ca/Samsung-EPL-3FH...3+hdmi+adapter
 
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I have a Fosmon adapter that does not work. Tried it your suggested way and nothing appears on the screen. You don't need to activate anything on the tab, do you?
I need this for next week. I wonder how fast amazon can get that one you use out to me.

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I have a Fosmon adapter that does not work. Tried it your suggested way and nothing appears on the screen. You don't need to activate anything on the tab, do you?
I need this for next week. I wonder how fast amazon can get that one you use out to me.

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You need to use one specific for Samsung. Their pinout is different and a normal MHL adapter will not work on Samsung hardware.
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You need to use one specific for Samsung. Their pinout is different and a normal MHL adapter will not work on Samsung hardware.
OK, I picked up a Futureshop one
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...ae91419bcben02

and on the packaging it states that it's for Samsung. I'll test it tonight and report back.
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OK, I picked up a Futureshop one
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...ae91419bcben02

and on the packaging it states that it's for Samsung. I'll test it tonight and report back.
Looks like it will. I use the one below. The adaptors mean it will work with anything and I don't need a separate HDMI cord. It is also $10 cheaper.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 
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Looks like it will. I use the one below. The adaptors mean it will work with anything and I don't need a separate HDMI cord. It is also $10 cheaper.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Good deal. I needed it fast so I didnt have the luxury of waiting for a week+ for shipping. Fingers crossed mine works.
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You don't need to activate anything on the tab, do you?
No, it worked the first time I tried without having to change any setting or launch any app.
 
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Well I guess I'll have to try the adapter that dcoulombe referenced on Amazon. The adapter I have is the Cirago version but I guess the adapter I have just doesn't pass along enough power to the tablet to actually charge it. It works fine otherwise, as in it outputs to the TV fine, just doesn't charge the tablet. I'm guessing the Samsung version must pass along more power through the adapter to the tablet.

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

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