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[Q] MHL adapter that charges XZU

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22nd April 2014, 04:53 PM   |  #1  
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Is there a MHL adapter which charges the XZU? I have tried two different adapters so far and both will output to the HDMI monitor but will not charge my XZU. I am connecting the MHL adapter to an USB power charger which provides 2A. If not, I may go the route of buying a DK30 and taking it apart to use the magnetic charging.
22nd April 2014, 05:37 PM   |  #2  
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Be aware that there are two types of MHL adapters. 11 pin and 5 pin. The Ultra supports 5 pin, and only Samsung devices supports 11 as far as I know. I have a cheap 5 pin from Ebay and it charges the Ultra when it's connected. That's the point of the whole "plug in your charger". That's only MHL 1.0 or 2.0 though, and I belive 3.0 which is pretty much all new this year supports direct plugging, and you won't need to plug a charger in to use it. That's either 2.0 or 3.0, I'm not sure. I belive the Z1 supports 2.0/3.0, but I'm not sure about the Ultra.

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22nd April 2014, 06:29 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks LordManhattan. I know about the 5-pin and 11-pin compatibility. I believe the 11-pin MHL won't work at all on 5-pin devices (at least when I tried one that included the adapter). It's good to know the one you have will charge the XZU. Maybe I'm just having bad luck in choosing MHL adapters and getting ones that do not charge. For the two MHL adapters I tried, both needed the charger to display the picture on the monitor but, as mentioned, does not charge the phone itself. I also checked under settings and power management and the phone reports "discharging". Hopefully, third times a charm.
25th April 2014, 03:37 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by nOrbX187

Thanks LordManhattan. I know about the 5-pin and 11-pin compatibility. I believe the 11-pin MHL won't work at all on 5-pin devices (at least when I tried one that included the adapter). It's good to know the one you have will charge the XZU. Maybe I'm just having bad luck in choosing MHL adapters and getting ones that do not charge. For the two MHL adapters I tried, both needed the charger to display the picture on the monitor but, as mentioned, does not charge the phone itself. I also checked under settings and power management and the phone reports "discharging". Hopefully, third times a charm.

I have this 5pins MHL + 11pin convertor..
Mine is charging my ZU while playing movie on my plasma tv of course with a 2A charger too...
11pins doesnt display anything on my tv...
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25th April 2014, 04:50 PM   |  #5  
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Yeah, the 11-pin adapter is for Samsung devices. I finally found one which outputs to HDMI and also charges my phone. Was the third MHL adapter I bought.
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