Mavic to iPad Cable

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  1. Walt Rush

    Walt Rush Well-Known Member

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    During the past few weeks there have been a number of threads discussing the use of devices larger than an iPhone or similar smart-phone-like gadget. Some of the threads showed some seemingly cumbersome mounting devices for larger iPads but I haven't seen anything about longer cables to attach them to the Mavic Remote Controller. Has anyone found a source for longer "Lightening to Mavic" cables? The Mavic end of the cable is similar to the Mini USB but there are some subtle differences. Any ideas?
     
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    I believe you can just unplug the lightening to Mavic plug and plug a USB to lightening cable in. It plugs into the front top of the controller. No need to get a special cable!
     
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    I tried that but it didn't work. If you compare the Mini-USB connector to the connector supplied with the Mavic there seems to be some differences with the pins contacts.
     
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    Correct. That is what I do when I use my iPad mini. One thing to keep in mind is to completely remove the short mavic to lightning cable. If it is still plugged into the controller the full size USB port will not activate
     
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    So you can't charge the controller while something else is plugged into the big uSB port?
     
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    The controller end of the cable is a USB type micro-a. I've heard that when you use the USB port on the bottom of the controller, that some of the intelligent flight modes are not available.
     
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    I use IPad. Use Apple cable from Ipad into the bottom USB.
    Everything works fine. Just totally disconnect the silly little small side cable.
     
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    Not true, functions just the same from either port
     
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    MYLB right angled lightning sync and charge cable. amazon get the 20mm one
     
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    Assuming you were thinking you HAD to use the USB C port (like the mavic does by default with your phone) - this is a common issue that many Mavic owners don't realize at first


    The Type-A (normal) USB port on the bottom of the controler is what everyone uses, I found a braided 6-inch USB Type-A to right-angled-lightning from Amazon, unfortunately I got a bum cable. The company is sending me a new one.

    In the meantime I have just been using a normal braided USB to lightning cable that I have. Works fine, but gets in the way a bit.

    All intelligent flight modes are available with both USB ports there is no difference.

    I'm using ipad mini 4, but my samsung galaxy Tab S2 8" also fits in the controller without any adapters.
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Yes you can, although DJI doesn't recommend it.
    The full size USB port only gets disabled when an OTG cable is connected to the micro port.
     
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    Look at the reviews, same issues as the one I bought (or worse). You have a 50/50 chance of getting a bum one. You can hope for a good seller who will replace it.

    Also the one I got is braided, which I prefer over plain plastic: Amazon.com : HiBloks Lightning to USB Cable/Type C to USB Cable for Mavic Pro/DJI Phantom/Inspire : Camera & Photo
     
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