ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Forum

Tips Has anyone found a Generic USB cable and/or Charger for the TF101

Has anyone found a supplier that can sell a cheaper alternative to the OEM Cable and or Charger. Asus sells the Cable for $17+, and the Charger/cable for $28.

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#1 whitesnake1, Sep 24, 2011
I just use a USB extension, got it for about $6 online. Make sure it's a USB3.0.
 
#2 LaFlavor, Sep 24, 2011
That's nice.
:rolleyes:
But your reply has nothing to do with the OP and their need for a replacement charger and cable. I'm looking for a spare charger and cable too, but so far haven't found a reliable solution other than ASUS original parts.
 
#3 bfksc, Sep 24, 2011

My mistake, I skimmed, and figured he was looking for something longer given the extreme shortness of the OEM cable.
 
#4 LaFlavor, Sep 24, 2011
Doesn't look like there is anything out there yet. I've been following a thread at XDA and they found a couple of BAD products on eBay & Amazon.
 
#5 Doit2it, Sep 24, 2011
FYI, tried a USB 3.0 powered (ie has a power adapter) hub. Even with the USB 3.0 cable from the TF, it still charges very slowly, so much for that idea :)
 
#6 mihaelb, Oct 13, 2011
I am also looking for a similar solution. My TF USB cable (not the adapter) suddenly stopped working and I am left with no alternative to charge my transformer. I have to wait one week before I get paid and order one online. I was wondering if there was a generic USB cable that I could buy locally. Is any other tablet's charger compatible with transformer's charging port?
 
#7 Boltaholic, Jan 20, 2012
The reason it would charge slow is that the Asus power adaptor puts out 2.2 amps at 5 to 15.volts so it would be more of power sorce rather than. Cable
 
#8 Nbgorman, Jan 21, 2012
Yeah, I wish a cheaper (and easier to get) 3rd party solution would come out.
 
#9 darkuni, Jan 21, 2012
My husband has the same tablet. the knuckleheaded dog ate the cable. so my husband in desperation ordered one on ebay. he's a professional geek and he says its fine, works, no problemo. He ordered ONLY the cable, not the charge part of it. (transformer?...that blocky thing..whatever it's called.)
 
#10 NexusTootsie, Jan 23, 2012
ncix.com has the charger for the transformer. free shipping, too, if you pick it up from one of their stores.
I got one, and promptly lost it :/
 
#11 mihaelb, Jan 24, 2012
I've purchased from "witglobal technology' via ebay (they are in Hong Kong). Item 320809722144 for $36.99. They include the short cord that attaches to the pad, a wall charger, and car charger that plugs into the 'male' USB connector of the short cord. It takes about two weeks for delivery. Seems OK to me.
PP1
This has worked very well and outputs 12v for 'fast' charging. I continue to recomend it.
 
#12 pp1, Jan 28, 2012
MicroCenter has the ASUS Transformer Power Adapter.....

***.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0367050

Our Price:$29.99
SKU 896662
Mfr Part #: 90XB2WOKPW0000Y
UPC: 610839385997

The TF101 Transformer AC Adapter from Asus is a replacement adapter for the Asus Eee Pad TF101 Transformer Tablet PC. With a fixed power output of 5 volts, the TF101 Transformer AC Adapter is made to match the power standards of the Asus Eee Pad TF101 Transformer Tablet PC. The power cable can be detached from the power plug and be used as a USB connector.
 
#13 bigdog4all, Feb 1, 2012
i had to replace mine. office maxx had cheapest and original 29.99
 
#14 kcarter3, Feb 2, 2012
My supplied cable was still fine, however the box itself was messed up. I went to Best Buy and purchased the Dynex Universal AC/DC Charger. It's nice because now I just carry that and my USB for my phone and tablet.

I think the Transformer takes around 13 volts, this one only goes to 11, but it works fine and chargers it just as fast. Plus the cord is wicked long which is nice.
 
#15 raw157, Feb 3, 2012

As does Office Depot. It's different than the one that comes with the TF101. It's folding prongs for travel.
 
#16 olc, Feb 8, 2012
i bought directly from Asus (asus store) a 5 foot long original cable for $19.99 best deal hands down
 
#17 Chaco, Feb 10, 2012
Guys Check this out.. [​IMG]$14.99 for a 3rd party Charger with 40pin end.. (Not a USB charger + ASus USB Cable). Just ordered one, I will let you guys know how it is...

Package Include:
1 x NEW Wall Charger Power Adapter For Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 TF201 Tablet


  • [*]100% Brand New.
    [*]100% new and high quality.
    [*]USB data charger cable for Asus EeePad TF101 TF201
    [*]You can keep the data and charge the machine anytime anywhere.
    [*]interface:usb 3.0, 40pin data port.
    [*]USB Cable length: 1M (3.25feet)
    [*]This the OEM Wall charger for Asus Transformer TF101 TF201 tablet pc for house using.
    [*]Intelligent IC chip inside recognizes a fully charged battery and automatically switches to a saver mode to prevent overcharging and short circuit.
    [*]Input: 100~240V -0.65A 50/60Hz Max
    [*]Output: 12V 1.5A
    [*]Cable length: 1M (3.25feet)
    [*]Compatible with: Asus Transformer TF101 tablet pc
    [*]USB female connector. when use this car charger for ASUS TF101,it needs to connect with 40pin USB Charger Cable.
    [*]US plug version, it needs a plug convertor to use in EU/UK/AU countries.We can offer a free plug convertor,Please leave a message to us when you check out,unless we only send US plug charger.
    [*]Pass the CE. ROHS test
    [*]Weight:95g
 
#19 whitesnake1, Feb 29, 2012
Here is another type for $24.99


2M Custom Design Wall Charger/Power Adapter For Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 TF201
1)Wall Charger/ Power Adpater For Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 TF201
2)100% Brand New.
3)This the custom design wall charger for Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 TF201 for house using.
4)Input: 100~240V 0.3A 50/60Hz
5)Output: 15V 1.2A
6)Cable length: 2M (6.5feet)
7)Compatible with: Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 TF201
8)USA standard plug version (free offer one of EU/AU/UK Standard plugs converter as free gift depend on your country standard)

Package include:1xWall Charger
 
#20 whitesnake1, Feb 29, 2012
Looks like it only outputs 2.4A @ 5V though :(

I wish there was a reliable US distributor of a third party charger. I have replaced mine once already.

The wall charger seemed to run hotter when I used the USB 3.0 extension cable, I am wondering if that may be why mine fried.
 
#21 Eris1981, Mar 1, 2012
ics upgrade disables usb charging. just a heads up. :mad:
 
#22 patchrhythm, Mar 6, 2012
You keep saying this but you're the only one.

WHAT were you plugging into before that was charging it?
 
#23 AutobahnSHO, Mar 6, 2012
you would have thought after a few months that 3rd party cables and chargers would have flooded the market, but nooooooo....

I can't seem to find any great deals in the UK still...blummin proprietary 40pin charger...grr...

any suggestions for the UK lot here? :)
 
#24 eddiewawa, Mar 14, 2012
there are many on ebay

USB DATA Charger Cable 40 pin for Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 New | eBay
 
#25 s_special, Mar 14, 2012