Can we charge the iPodTouch via a bus-powered USB hub?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by hajime, May 5, 2010.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello. I consider to buy a 4-7 ports USB hub to use at home. I want to plug it into the MacBook Pro (2010 model) and charge my IPodTouch (Fall 2009 model) via the hub. Is a bus-powered hub good enough?
     
  2. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    You might run into some problems if you attach other things to that hub at the same time. The hub itself will draw a small amount of power, and other things attached to that hub will also draw power.

    I recommend that you sync/charge your iPod on one of the ports directly on the MacBook Pro-- each is full-power-- and use the hub for other, lower-power devices (USB thumb drive, mouse, etc).

    Better yet, I recommend purchasing a USB hub that comes with a power adapter for full use at home, but can run on bus power in a pinch when you're on the go.
     
  3. Apple-Man23 macrumors regular

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    you're fine...I've charged my iPod touch on at least four different hubs all bus powered. If you run into a problem post it because it will legitimately be the first time i've ever heard of anyone having a problem charging that way!!
     
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