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Charging Options Explained

Makes by Mike mounts, slim charging cables and power converters provide the pieces necessary to mount and continuously charge a tablet.  Our charging options address the most common scenarios encountered when providing power to a tablet.

Click on the image below to the charging option matrix in full size.

  • 5v DC Direct - used when connecting the optional slim charging cable to an existing 5v DC power source.  The slim charging cable will have a USB connector appropriate for your tablet on one end, and bare wires on the other end ready to be connected to your power supply.  Please be aware that DC voltage drops proportionally with wire length, and depending on the how far away your 5v DC power source is, your tablet may not receive the full 5 volts needed to charge properly.
  • USB Direct - used when connecting your slim charging cable to an existing recessed USB outlet. The provided slim charging cable will have the selected USB connector on one end, and a male USB-A connector on the other end.  Please be sure your recessed USB outlet has enough clearance for the USB-A male connector (approximately 50 mm).
  • 12v DC Converter - used when connecting your slim charging cable to an existing 12v DC power source.  In addition to the slim charging cable, you'll be provided with a 12v DC to 5v DC converter.
  • 24/48v DC Converter - used when connecting your slim charging cable to an existing 24/48v DC power source.  In addition to the slim charging cable, you'll be provided with a 24/48v DC to 5v DC converter.  If your existing power supply is a POE device (switch or injector), please be sure it either supports passive POE devices, or you purchase separately a passive POE injector or splitter.
  • 120/240v AC Converter - used when connecting your slim charging cable to an existing household mains circuit (either 120v AC or 240v AC).  In addition to the slim charging cable, you'll be provided with a 120/240v AC to 5v DC converter.  Please be sure to install your converter in an appropriate electrical gang box, and consult your electrician regarding applicable local electrical codes.
  • Passive POE - used when connecting your slim charging cable to an existing Ethernet cable terminated with an RJ45 connector and connected to a POE switch or injector.  In addition to the slim charging cable, you'll be provided with a 24/48v DC to 5v DC converter terminated with an RJ45 female connector. Please be sure your switch or injector supports passive POE devices, or you purchase separately a passive POE injector or splitter.

 

 


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