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Frequently asked questions

What are the dimensions?


PadTab dimensions are: 3.38" x 3.38" x 0.05" TabClip dimensions are: 1.26" x 1.00" x 0.07"




Is the adhesive removable?


Yes, the TabClip and PadTab can be removed with a hair dryer. Heat on high for 30 seconds and then twist slowly. Do not pull straight off or you could rip the paint.




How strong is the adhesive?


The PadTab uses a special pressure sensitive acrylic bonding tape used for applications such as replacing rivets, spot welds, liquid adhesives and other permanent fasteners. The adhesive is strong enough to meet the demands of a wide variety of applications that are industrial in nature and still is removable.




How much weight is supported?


We have tested with 5 lbs as an extreme case. The average supported weight is 2 lbs indoors under normal room temperature on a clean, flat, dry and oil-free smooth surface. Todays tablet devices should be under 2 lbs.




What surfaces can you apply to?


As long as the surface is clean, flat, dry, oil-free, smooth and not heavily textured. You can apply to glass, metal, refrigerators (even stainless steel), or kitchen cabinets (as long as they are sealed with acrylic, polycrylic or polyurethane and not raw wood (with oil stain etc...) for example. The smoother the surface the better for maximum adhesion contact.




How do I install it?


Check out our installation video.




How do I know the Tabs are adhered correctly?


The goal is to not trap air in between the surface and the adhesive during installation. To do this, attach the bottom edge of the TabClip/PadTab first then start with one side by pressing the tab firmly using a rolling motion to "squeeze" out the air bubbles as you press. This will gain you maximum adhesion to the surface. Trapped air can result in failure to properly adhere the TabClip/PadTab to the surface and ultimately lead to product failure.




Is my device permanently mounted to the surface?


No, you can remove your device at any time by simply lifting upward on your device. When you're ready to re-mount, you can easily engage the PadTab to the TabClip by placing the PadTabbed device portrait or landscape position into the TabClip's "U" Channel then let gravity slowly engage the two.




What is the difference between a TabClip and a WallTab?


None. They are the same part. We recently changed the name from WallTab to TabClip for our new generation 2 products.




How do you apply the TabClip to the wall or surface?


Clean the surface, make sure it's free from oil, dirt etc, use a standard small bubble level (or Free Leveling App) and place at desired position.




Does the TabClip have to be mounted vertically?


Yes, for proper weight distribution of the adhesive, please mount to a vertical surface which is perpendicular to the floor (90 Degrees).




Can you paint the TabClip?


Yes, matte spray paint is recommended for best results.




Can I buy extra TabClips?


Yes, see our current pricing in the e-store.




Where is PadTab Available?


Online only at this time but we are currently working to get the PadTab to a retailer near you.




Is the PadTab available for distribution or resellers?


Yes, if you are interested in reselling PadTab please contact us.




Is the adhesive reusable?


No, you will need new adhesive to re-mount. Please contact us.




Will the TabClips stick to cheap chalky wall paint?


No, normal latex wall paint works fine. However, It is not recommended to dock the PadTab for more than 24 hours at a time due to surface inconsistencies. Please allow the adhesive to rest.




Does the adhesive leave a residue behind if removed?


No, all you need to do is roll it with your thumb and it comes off easily.




Where can I mount the TabClips?


TabClips are meant to be mounted indoors/in-vehicle on a clean, flat, dry surface and used in a normal room temperature environment.




Can you apply it to wall paper?


Yes, as long as it is not heavily textured and extra care is taken for removal.




What if I want to screw the TabClip into a surface?


It is possible to optionally drill a countersink hole in the TabClip using a drill, a #4 countersink bit and use a #4-1.25" long countersink wood screw.




Will PadTab work with other Tablet devices besides iPad?


Yes, we hope to test new devices as they are available. PadTab is universal and is designed to work with other devices than iPad under 2 lbs.




Will PadTab work with a tablet that has a case on it?


Yes, We have tested various cases. Our PadTab mount is as thin as a nickel. You can easily slide your iPad into the Apple branded iPad soft case with no resistance for easy portability when you're not using the PadTab.




Will PadTab work attached to a hard case instead of directly on the tablet?


Yes, We have tested various hard smooth plastic cases. The PadTab will only work with hard smooth cases made of polycarbonate material like ours.




What is the shelf life of the adhesive?


The adhesive has an unused shelf life of 24 months. We recommend attaching and using before this period.




Is PadTab Patented?


Yes. We are the original and first universal adhesive based iPad and tablet wall mount solution to market with 3 approved patents from 2010 plus additional patents pending.




What is the difference between the first generation Original PadTab and PadTab 2?


PadTab 2 is the newest second generation PadTab/TabClips and is over 40% thinner to provide an even lower off the surface profile while mounted.




Is the first generation PadTab and TabClips compatible with the new second generation PadTab 2?


No.




What if I want to make the tablet a permanent install and charge it 24/7?


This is easy to do. Use both included TabClips for the single install. First, install the PadTab frame onto the tablet. Then slide one TabClip onto the left side of the PadTab frame and one TabClip on the right side of the PadTab frame with respect to the floor. Then stick the entire assembly attached on the tablet to the surface. *** WARNING *** Once you do this, you cannot slide the tablet up and out of the TabClip like a normal install! Take extra precaution when removing it permanently by twisting very slowly over a period of 3 minutes to remove it or you could damage your paint.





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