Hey all, I'm looking for insight on how to charge my tablet (Fire HD 10) that I have mounted on my wall. It is mounted on the wall next to my Ecobee3 thermostat on the second floor of my house. Currently, I have a 10' USB extension cable running up inside the wall powered by a 18W usb charger. The USB extension hooks up to the micro USB cable that comes through the wall and plugs into the tablet. Unfortunately, this is not enough power to keep the tablet charged while running Fully Kiosk with a Dakboard screensaver. Brightness is set at ~20%. Is this just an issue with the tablet not being able to charge as fast as it uses power, or am I not delivering enough power? Is it a distance or cable issue? Should I get a 10ft 3.1 micro USB cable and see if that would deliver enough power? 10ft would be enough to reach the tablet
To expand further, should I look at replacing the USB cable with something else? The thermostat has 24VAC, but I would rather not mess with that wiring. Additionally, I'm not sure running a loose 120V cable in the wall would be good either. Would there be other low voltage options? TIA!
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