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dawnbringer|Post time:2-26-2018 07:15:57 View:513|Reply:3

Hello all,

I am trying to find a proper USB-C PD hub for my new Chuwi Hi 13, but reading all the threads and posts got me a little confused.

I am planning to buy this hub:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ ... et/32747307028.html

I just need USB + Ethernet, but I also need the tablet to stay charged, because it will be always on. From reading the posts here, I assume that I also need another charger because the original does not work with PD devices? Or will the original charger work?

I have the rev. 2 board and the new charger (JHD 12V/2A).
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MemberChuwi| Post time 12-31-2017 01:59:31 | Show all posts
Edited by MemberChuwi at 12-31-2017 02:10

Yes, I would strongly recommend not using the original brick with any PD accessory.

Have you read all the warnings and incompatibilities with the hub you referred to? Make sure you can return it for refund if it doesn't work.

For me Aukey's 46W PD charger worked (don't mess this up with quick charge or other fancy stuff). However I haven't tried this with any accessories. It works with the tablet. Not all PD chargers work even though they should on paper... finally you need to try.


If you use Hi13 as a tablet (as I do) - without keyboard - any wires are annoying.

Imho usb-c is annoying in general and totally hype on a budget device like Hi13. There is no real benefit in terms of speed and the connector is fragile too and pops our quite easy. There are few use cases where usb-c is really beneficial - like thunderbolt speced ones. Otherwise you just get tons of expensive adapters without any technical benefit. It's just marketing hype to drain your wallet.

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robsm1th| Post time 1-19-2018 10:19:49 | Show all posts
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Odieux| Post time 2-26-2018 07:15:57 | Show all posts
Hi dawnbringer

Did you buy the proper USB-C PD hub for your Chuwi Hi 13 ?
Can you use the USB when you are charging your Hi13? Is it ok ? Or did you find a better one?
I would like to find a proper USB-C PD hub for my Hi13 too for playing with my pad in usb while i'm charging my HI13.

Thanks you
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