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Need help with OTG and USB Y-cable. Don't want to blow my Kindle up.

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12th April 2014, 02:52 AM   |  #1  
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So basically I would like to use a gamepad with my Kindle.
Would it be safe to attach a USB Y cable to the kindle, power supply and gamepad?

Here's the setup.
Would this work fine? Or will it blow up my Kindle? I'd rather ask before having an expensive paperweight.





EDIT: This is because I read that OTG only outputs 2.5v, so this should work.
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12th April 2014, 07:59 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Cronoss

So basically I would like to use a gamepad with my Kindle.
Would it be safe to attach a USB Y cable to the kindle, power supply and gamepad?

Here's the setup.
Would this work fine? Or will it blow up my Kindle? I'd rather ask before having an expensive paperweight.





EDIT: This is because I read that OTG only outputs 2.5v, so this should work.

even if you hooked it up it wouldnt work, otg is disabled in the kernel. You would have to compile a kernel with it enabled in order to use it.
12th April 2014, 08:39 AM   |  #3  
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even if you hooked it up it wouldnt work, otg is disabled in the kernel. You would have to compile a kernel with it enabled in order to use it.



Thanks stunts.. but I read that some people were able to use low powered devices and others actual made a Y cable (or powered hub) and flash drives, devices, etc worked.
Maybe this is with amazon stock rom, I don't know.
I'm using CM 11.
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