Asus Vivotab Note 8 Solar Charging

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I’ve just started a solar charging test with the ASUS Vivotab Note 8 Windows 8.1 tablet (running on the Intel Baytrail-T platform.) Normally it would require a 2A USB output to charge it but lets see what the 1.2A output of the Changers solar power pack can do. The tablet is registering that power is connected here but there’s a question over whether it’s really charging. I’ll update this post when I’ve got some results.

In general, this tablet should be able to run with screen-on and connected from about 3W of power and charge from 5-10W so obviously there’s little chance of doing both at the same time here. If it holds a charge while on standby I’ll be happy. If it can charge while off, ill be even happier’

Update: Charging from the power pack is working while in connected standby at a reasonable rate for a 1.2A output. 4-5hrs seems possible for a full charge. I have yet to test concurrent solar charging –> power pack and power pack –> ASUS Vivotab Note 8.

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    When can we expect diamond creek to appear in laptop’s/chromebooks?

    Ideal for vacation! Charge your laptop from a small solar panel. Charge your phone from your laptop. ;)