Charging the new Macbook plus iPhone and iPad not working

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jonfarr, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. jonfarr macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2012
    I have the Digital A/V adapter and recently bought a 4-port USB 3.0 hub to plug in to the usb slot on the AV adapter in order to charge my iPad mini and iPhone 6 plus at the same time. I have the Computer power plugged in as well.

    My iPhone charges but my iPad says it is connect but not charging and every once in a while I get a notice that it won't charge because it takes too much power.

    Will I only be able to do this with a dock that is independently powered?

    This is the USB port I got:
  2. Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Land of the Unexpected
    Likely or you may just need a USB C mains charger with a higher output like Google`s Chromebook with I think is around 60W.

  3. Cergman macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2013
    my tesla
    You need a powered USB hub to be able to charge devices like an iPad.
  4. keviig macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2012
    The one USB port on the A/V Multiport adapter will not be able to provide enough power for charging both an iPhone and an iPad. I've even found it to be quite slow for charging an iPhone alone. For that you need (as suggested above) a powered hub. It has nothing to do with the 29w charger.
  5. zhenya, Jun 20, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2015

    zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    Another option for you, if you want to minimize the number of cables you carry, is to get something like this

    or this®-Technology-Blackberry-Bluetooth/dp/B00QTE09SY/ref=pd_sim_107_6?&ie=UTF8&refRID=1H4QWQ1HV149C6MF8TFY

    and this cable®-Type-Feet-Black/dp/B00S8GU2OC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434793986&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+c+to+usb+a+cable

    That will allow you to charge all 3 devices at the same time, although charging the Macbook will take longer this way.

    Personally, I'm waiting for these devices to include some USB-C ports, and to hopefully double as a hub at the same time!

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