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Originally Posted by sanjsrik View Post
I lost my wall charger that came with my HP touchpad. The round plug thingie is what I'm looking for. Searching on Amazon brings up a number of items, for example:

However, is there an alternative that works? I was able to use the Evo cable rather than the original HP sync/charge cable that came with the wall charger, but is there an alternative wall plug that works as well? Paying almost $28 for a charging cable seems a bit ridiculous.

Any help and advice would be most appreciated.

I found that Walmart was having a sale on the North American charger with the barrel wall connector for $11.99 and Meritline was having a sale for 6' long USB to micro-usb cables (pair for $4.99 no tax/shipping).

The listing on the Meritline page says that the cables are compatible with the Evo.

Given that the cable that comes with the HP barrel charger is pretty much monkey spit and fails within a month, I found a solution that works for less than $20.

Links are below:

Walmart HP Touchpad charger

Meritline Cables (use this code MLCK222YNL1 for discount (cannot guarantee how long this code is good for, drops the price for a twin pack of the 6' cables from $10.99 to $4.99)
I've had pretty good success using my Galaxy Nexus wall charger for the Touchpad.
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My touchpad cable does not work anymore, i am using HTC USB Cable, it works.
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I have had good luck with this charger
and this cable

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Originally Posted by poqonos View Post
My touchpad cable does not work anymore, i am using HTC USB Cable, it works.
Here's one of the top the line cables for your tablet.
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