Tip for Tablets

10th Thursday, 2016  |  Life at LAVA  |  Comments Off on Tip for Tablets

How to tell if a tablet is charging enough?

Do you ever wonder if a tablet is really charging? You are not alone.

The Battery Charge Icon of a tablet does not provide a true indication that the battery is charging. The Battery Level indicator can get stuck or drop by an unexpected amount when discharging. For example, when a tablet is running a CPU intensive application such as playing a video, some tablets have been seen to go from 20% charge to shut down with no additional warning.

The reason is, the Battery Charge Icon only reports that voltage has been applied to the tablet. If the voltage that reaches the tablet is too low, the tablet battery may be discharging even though the Battery Charge Icon reports charging.

The solution…. LAVA’s free Android app for Samsung tablets.

LAVA’s app monitors battery charge current as well as standard Android battery information to provide a much clearer and real-time understanding of how well the tablet is charging. You will be able to tell quickly if the tablet is DRAINING or CHARGING, and at what rate. This app is very useful for developers of commercial tablet applications using LAVA’s STS-** USB/LAN/PoE devices.  Download your free copy from the Google Play store.

The app provides the following information:

– ChargeState
– Current
– CurrentAverage (from last 2 minutes)
– BatteryLevel
– Voltage
– Voltage Status
– Plugged Status
– Battery Technology
– Battery Temperature
– Health
– Sample count
– Screen Brightness
– S/N Number

 

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Demo of STS-3U : 3-port USB Hub for Samsung tablets

The LAVA STS-3U Hub for Galaxy Tab, provides three USB-ports, and the ability to use the tablet in USB OTG/Host mode while being powered.

Engineered with extensive power-management testing for robust operation, the LAVA STS-3U Hub can be used on its own, or as part of a third-party enclosure solution, supporting a variety of kiosk-type applications requiring USB peripherals.

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Demo of STS-PE : USB Ethernet Adapter with PoE for Samsung tablets

The LAVA STS-PE Power over Ethernet (PoE) USB Ethernet Adapter for Galaxy Tab, provides power and LAN connectivity for continuous Ethernet and tablet charging capability.

Engineered with extensive power-management testing for robust operation, the LAVA STS-PE can be used on its own, or as part of a third-party enclosure solution, supporting a variety of kiosk-type applications requiring wired Ethernet and Power over Ethernet.

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Demo of STS-E : USB Ethernet Adapter for Samsung tablets

The LAVA STS-E USB Ethernet Adapter for Galaxy Tab, provides LAN connectivity, and the ability to charge the tablet at the same time.

Engineered with extensive power-management testing for robust operation, the LAVA STS-E can be used on its own, or as part of a third-party enclosure solution, supporting a variety of kiosk-type applications requiring wired Ethernet.

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