XPS10 Tablet charge via USB ?

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XPS10 Tablet charge via USB ?

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When I plug a USB cable into the XPS10, shouldn't the charge indicator come on (the white one).   I want to be able to use and recharge my tablet without having to take the AC adapter along and thought that it could be charged via USB...  

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  • Hi trevor-calgary,

    The Dell XPS 10 tablet cannot be charged via the USB ports on the keyboard dock however, the tablet supports trickle charge via the micro-USB port.

    Thanks & Regards
    Manshu S
    #iworkfordell

  • Thanks Manshu.....      will the white indicator light be on when plugged into the micro-USB port ?  

  • Hi trevor-calgary,

    Thank you for the reply.

    The following table provides the LED behavior based on the type of power adapter connected and available battery charge.

    Power-Adapter VoltageBattery ChargeBattery LED Behavior
    5 V or 19 V
    100%
    Off
    5 V or 19 V
    > 2%
    Steady White
    19 V (AC Adapter)
    < 2%
    Steady White — Tablet will turn on.
    5 V (Micro–USB)
    The LED turns off for a second and turns on again. The tablet will not turn on.

    Hope it helps. 

    Thanks & Regards
    Manshu S
    #iworkfordell

  • yes it does... thanks....    I am not sure if the USB port is working then as white indicator does not come on and it I plug a USB memory stick in Windows does not see it...  

  • Hi Trevor-calgary,

    Thank you for the reply.

    Please provide the following details:

    1. Are you trying to charge the tablet from USB port of a desktop or laptop?
    2. In case you are trying to charge it from USB port of a desktop or laptop, let me know if the USB port is functioning properly.

    Thanks & Regards
    Manshu S
    #iworkfordell

  • i have tried it from boththe docking station and the Latitude's USB port.    when I plug the micro-USB into the XPS the screen dims for a second or two and then returns to full brightness.  But the white indicator LED does not light.  

  • The XPS 10 does indeed support charging via the micro USB port, but keep in mind that it will take significantly longer than the included AC adapter (~24 hours) to fully charge the battery.   The LED should turn on solid white if the battery is at a state <100%.    It sounds like your micro USB port may not be working, or you have a bad cable.   I'd suggest you try the included microUSB to USB dongle with a memory key to see if that works.   If it does, try another cable for charging.   Always a good idea to try a couple cables to eliminate that as the possible cause.   If it still isn't working, you'll probably need to get the device serviced or exchanged as the port is likely bad.   Note that the docking staton can't be charged via the USB ports on it.

     

  • hello,

    when i plug in micro usb charger,unit becomes unstable. thoughts?

    i unplug due to fear

  • Can you elaborate on exactly what you mean by unstable?

  • Screen flashed, touch response didn't give desired response is the best way

  • Could be a couple things...  I'd first try to disable the LCD ambient light sensor.   Swipe in from right at metro desktop, settings, Change PC Settings, General, screen - adjust my brightness automatically - turn to OFF.

    If you're seeing what appears to be the LCD touching itself (ghost touch, little white spots that appear as if your finger was hitting the display), you can suspend and resume to recalibrate the display.   There is a SW patch that you should see tomorrow that should resolve the ghost touch issue permanently as well.

  • OK, thank you. I will try tommorow...