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What kind of plug on the Mavic Pro remote controller?
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alecela
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It looks like a micro USB BUT at a closer look at the male plug of the cable that connnects the remote controller AND the tablet/phone shows that it's not quite micro USB.   In fact, I tried to plug that end of the cable into a micro usb phone and it doesn't work.    HOWEVER, the female jack on the remote controller does seem to be compatible w/ micro USB charging cable.

My reason for the question is that I have a spare Android phone that I have that I intend to attach to the remote controller on a more permanent basis.   But every time I have to charge the phone, I need to take it off the RC.    So I was thinking of buying a USB type A male to micro USB female cable such that I can charge the phone without having to take it off the RC.    But now that I look at it, I'm not convinced that would work as the jack looks proprietary...   
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That's the thing with standards, you have so many to choose from! The specs say Micro USB Type 3, but fail to say whether that's using USB 2 or USB 3 where the Micro USB male connector is different!
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Ex Machina Posted at 2017-8-1 06:07
That's the thing with standards, you have so many to choose from! The specs say Micro USB Type 3, but fail to say whether that's using USB 2 or USB 3 where the Micro USB male connector is different!
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Ok, looks like that plug is micro-A and the chance of finding a female micro-A plug to male standard-A plug cable is even smaller!!!   

So do you guys just keep attaching & detaching the phone/tablet from the RC every time you use it?
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alecela Posted at 2017-8-1 07:20
Ok, looks like that plug is micro-A and the chance of finding a female micro-A plug to male standard-A plug cable is even smaller!!!   

So do you guys just keep attaching & detaching the phone/tablet from the RC every time you use it?

Try looking on Monoprice .com. if you cant find it they can make it.
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alecela Posted at 2017-8-1 07:20
Ok, looks like that plug is micro-A and the chance of finding a female micro-A plug to male standard-A plug cable is even smaller!!!   

So do you guys just keep attaching & detaching the phone/tablet from the RC every time you use it?

Yup, need my phone as a phone, too, and even if I didn't it wouldn't so portable.
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Yup, have to disconnect my iPad 4 Mini else it doesn't fit in my bag...
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Actually....It appears that the RC controller is a USB Micro-AB....see below...

Micro-USB AB
Designed exclusively for USB On-The-Go devices, this versatile connector can accept either a Micro-USB A or Micro-USB B cable connection. This interface can be easily identified by its gray-colored receptacle and compact 5 pin design. This connector type only exists as a receptacle for On-The-Go devices and will not exist on a cable.
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More......

https://www.cablestogo.com/learning/connector-guides/usb

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