My problem: I have to connect a usb barcode reader to the iPad thru the Camera Kit (no, I can't use a bluetooth one) and, at the same time, charge the iPad. The iPad will be used in a store as a price checker and fixed in a box, so disconnecting the CameraKit to recharge the iPad is not an option. I'm using an ipad data cable between the iPad and the Camera Kit (even though the cable only has 16 of the 30 pins connected). From the cable I've taken out a usb cable that plugs in the original ipad charger and the iPad recharges. But as soon as I attach the camera kit at the other end the iPad shows the NOT CHARGING message - and it doesn't charge, not even in sleep mode. Take a look at the attachment to get a better idea.