Any way to force tricke charging through unsupported USB ports?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by fs454, May 13, 2010.

  1. fs454 macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston
    Just like the iPhone will charge through both its 5w charger and slower through a USB port, and the iPad will charge through its 10w charger and slower through the iPhone's 5w charger...

    Is it possible to change a setting in a plist somewhere to make it accept a charge from unsupported USB ports, however little power they provide? It'd be good to be able to at least maintain battery percentage in my car where I have a dock connector, and have it do the same on my desk while in the dock.
  2. austinbond macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2004
    I also would like to know this.
  3. UCF Sam macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2010
    It will charge through a low power usb port when the unit is in sleep mode. Beyond that, I doubt its possible to change, probably a lower level hardware thing. :dunno:
  4. nutsnbolts macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2008
    Boxwave has a usb connector allowing a trickle charge for iPad. Just ordered one.
  5. crh3ff macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2010
    I've got a Belkin car adapter with a Scosche iPhone 3GS adapter connected; when the iPad is connected it says "not charging" but does actually charge, albeit slowly.

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