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Default [Q] USB Host + Charging

Is anyone aware of a USB OTG cable that will allow devices to be plugged into the shield while also allowing the device to charge?

I have a OTG USB -> USB Hub -> USB Ethernet + Keyboard + Mouse + Controllers plugged in so that I can use the Shield as a console for my PC games on my TV @1080P/60.

Everything works perfect, but when you take up the micro USB slot with the OTG cable, you are running off battery with no way to keep the device charged. I get a reasonable amount of charge time (on a full charge I have never blown out the whole battery life while gaming), but it's a pain to swap the cable between charge and OTG when it does need some juice.

I've seen a gentleman by the name of Timur who came up with a custom kernel for the Nexus 7 that allows such functionality on that device.

Is there any solutions like this for the Shield, or is there any cables that will accomplish this without modification?
 
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Is it possible to plug a usb a male to usb micro b female and charge through that while connected to the hub?

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Is it possible to plug a usb a male to usb micro b female and charge through that while connected to the hub?
Something like this plugged into the hub, then into the charger?
http://dx.com/p/micro-usb-female-to-...4#.UuAbB2Qo4sk
 
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Is it possible to plug a usb a male to usb micro b female and charge through that while connected to the hub?

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Something like this plugged into the hub, then into the charger?
http://dx.com/p/micro-usb-female-to-...4#.UuAbB2Qo4sk
My investi-googling tells me that it won't work. It powers the USB device, but not the host.
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