Does USB1.1 Charge?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Mac Rules, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Mac Rules macrumors 6502

    Mac Rules

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    Hi guys n girls

    Could somebody tell me the right thing here? I'm currently in a dispute about whether USB1.1 can charge a device.

    My reason that it can't is because on my mates PC, the USB2.0 charged things fine, but the USB1.1 ports he had couldn't...

    Could somebody please explain the difference and maybe a link to some evidence.

    Thanks for your help guys

    Cheers
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    If the 1.1 ports are on the computer itself they should be at full power. Still, if they have many devices daisy chained on the port the amperage per device drops. You might want a powered hub if you want to charge a lot of devices.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Some USB1.1 ports will charge, yes...

    Link

    Remember: Patience is a virtue. Nagging is not. :rolleyes:
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    USB 1.1 will charge an iPod shuffle not an iPod nano. The big reason is that USB 2.0 has more wattage than 1.1.

    TEG
     
  5. maxrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, my sister charges her iPod nano over my iMac G3 all the time.
     
  6. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

    i4k20c

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    my ipod photo and mini charge over my usb 1.1
     
  7. nsbio macrumors 6502a

    nsbio

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    These must be some aggressive iPods :p .

    But seriously, my mini charges fine over USB 1.1 (ports in a G4 tower), but synchronizes s l o w l y.
     

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