Lenovo Tab M10 Pogo Pins

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R-v-E

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Hi,

I have a Tab M10 tablet. It's a fine and cheap tablet that I will use to control my Smart Home system.
I want to mount the tablet on the wall. I wil use some kind of custom built mounting frame for the tablet.

For permanent power, I want to use the Pogo Pins at the bottom if possible. (the same pins are used in smart docks)
Does anyone know if I just can put 5Vdc on the pins and what is the polarity.

Greetings,

Remko

Edit:
Here are some pictures of the dock connectors
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stan69b

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Aug 21, 2021
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Hi, I have the same plans as you, same tablet, same purpose..... bought a 2 pin usb cable for smart watch, same dimensions, the tablet seems to know something is happening as it vibrates a little. but then it does not seem to charge :/ If you ever found a solution, i would be happy to hear it. in the meantime, i'll try to have a look, maybe there a security switch that disables the connector if the tablet is not "locked" in the dock though the two holes on the sides of the pin connectors.
Sorry for not having a solution but rather leaving more questions.

link to the cable just in case : https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B08SJBK6ZC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Have a nice day :)


EDIT : It actually does work out of the box, the positioning was wrong (and the pins have to be in the right position, you can't invert the pins so don't forget to try both sides, i got it wrong and the tablet does not seem to suffer from this mistake) as I was trying to hold it in place. So from what I can tell, you should be good to go with this cable or an other (I could hardly find any so i posted a link but feel free to use any as long as the space between the 2 pins is the same as the one in the link :) )
 
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Rus023

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Hi, I have the same plans as you, same tablet, same purpose..... bought a 2 pin usb cable for smart watch, same dimensions, the tablet seems to know something is happening as it vibrates a little. but then it does not seem to charge :/ If you ever found a solution, i would be happy to hear it. in the meantime, i'll try to have a look, maybe there a security switch that disables the connector if the tablet is not "locked" in the dock though the two holes on the sides of the pin connectors.
Sorry for not having a solution but rather leaving more questions.

link to the cable just in case : https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B08SJBK6ZC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Have a nice day :)


EDIT : It actually does work out of the box, the positioning was wrong (and the pins have to be in the right position, you can't invert the pins so don't forget to try both sides, i got it wrong and the tablet does not seem to suffer from this mistake) as I was trying to hold it in place. So from what I can tell, you should be good to go with this cable or an other (I could hardly find any so i posted a link but feel free to use any as long as the space between the 2 pins is the same as the one in the link :) )

I am looking for a similar cable for probably a slightly different purpose. I also want to mount it on the wall but at the same time want to use the tablet as Alexa Echo Show. I have not managed to get the Alexa Echo Show mode on my M10 FHD tablet. On enquiring from Lenovo I was told that it works only when it is docked but the tablet did not come with a docking stating.
Are you using Alexa on your tablet? Does echo show works for you when charing using this cable with pogo pins?
 

chw9999

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TWIMC: If you stumble over an old Pebble Classic SmartWatch charger cable: the pins fit! After removal of the magnets I implemented it into a wooden mini-easel as a stand, used tooth picks for alignment, works nicely! But (BIG BUT) I wanted it to be charging my Lenovo M10 while using OTG - THAT DOES NOT WORK! If you insert the OTG cable, it switches off the Pogo pin charging. Some idiot engineer thought himself clever...
Alternative is looking for OTG adapters being able to charge simutaneously. rare, but available.
 

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    Hi, I have the same plans as you, same tablet, same purpose..... bought a 2 pin usb cable for smart watch, same dimensions, the tablet seems to know something is happening as it vibrates a little. but then it does not seem to charge :/ If you ever found a solution, i would be happy to hear it. in the meantime, i'll try to have a look, maybe there a security switch that disables the connector if the tablet is not "locked" in the dock though the two holes on the sides of the pin connectors.
    Sorry for not having a solution but rather leaving more questions.

    link to the cable just in case : https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B08SJBK6ZC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Have a nice day :)


    EDIT : It actually does work out of the box, the positioning was wrong (and the pins have to be in the right position, you can't invert the pins so don't forget to try both sides, i got it wrong and the tablet does not seem to suffer from this mistake) as I was trying to hold it in place. So from what I can tell, you should be good to go with this cable or an other (I could hardly find any so i posted a link but feel free to use any as long as the space between the 2 pins is the same as the one in the link :) )