It is possible a particular tablet will be compatible with a LAVA SimulCharge adapter, and display the “charging” lightning bolt when power is supplied, but not actually increase the level of the battery. This anomaly is not a consequence of the LAVA adapter, but of the power draw of the tablet or the tablet and OTG-attached devices combined. This situation occurs most frequently when the tablet’s screen is large and brightly lit. The LAVA white paper “USB Power Budgeting” explains in more detail.

Tablet and phone firmware can vary between geographical markets for a given make and model of a device. The compatibilities presented below represent the results of LAVA’s testing of North American firmware unless indicated otherwise. LAVA recommends testing before large-scale deployments to ensure successful operation.


Stock (unrooted) version of:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

STS, TL-002

Stock (unrooted) versions of:

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (10.1″)***
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (8.0″, 9.7″)
Samsung Galaxy Tab E (9.6″)*
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8.0″, 9.7″**)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (8.0″, 10.1″)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8.4″, 10.5″)
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro (10.1″, 12.2″)

The Tab S2 and Tab E require STS-** products built after 2016-04-12 (see Samsung Tablet Compatibility)
* Samsung Galaxy Tab E (9.6″) running Android ver 5.x.x and above. Non-North American 4.x.x versions may not work.
** Samsung Galaxy Tab A (9.7″) North American model requires a LAVA micro-USB cable length of 19″ (50cm) or less.
*** Samsung Galaxy Tab A (10.1″) North American model was tested with build MMB29K.T580UEU1APG1.
**** Samsung Galaxy Tab A (9.7″) Europe and UK models may not work with any cable length, Model SM-T555 with Build: LRX22G.T555XXU1AOJ1 does not work.