i would try to connect a y-power-usb cable(like them with ext. 2,5" hdd) between the devices. i think, it could work.
I've embedded an Androit tablet in my dash. However, the unit has a single USB port which is used to keep the device charged. The tablet does not have Bluetooth so I'm looking at USB-based OBDII readers. My biggest concern is that I couldn't charge the unit while using the reader, unless it provided power.
software/transfer files. I think the hard part would be finding a cable with a 90-degree head so it can fit in the enclosure.
The 90 degree angle would be needed on the tablet's end. The tablet is sandwiched into an enclosure and unfortunately, the USB port is on the side. Here'a a photo of the enclosure.
check ebay. i bought a cable with 90° micro usb plug for my smartphone.
you only must get to the right direction.
So I would have to go:
USB-DC charger & ODBII reader > Y splitter > adapter to mini-A USB > mini-A USB 90 degree cable
Last edited by harryberlin; 03-22-2013 at 11:48 AM.
has your tablet mini usb?