Charging the new Macbook plus iPhone and iPad not working

jonfarr

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Jun 29, 2012
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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:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N38TQJC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
 

keviig

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Jun 7, 2012
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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.
 

zhenya

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Jan 6, 2005
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Another option for you, if you want to minimize the number of cables you carry, is to get something like this
http://www.amazon.com/Charger-Adapter-PowerIQ-Technology-Motorola/dp/B00EI8SS4U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1434794417&sr=8-2&keywords=anker+36w+4-port+usb+wall+charger

or this
http://www.amazon.com/Powerful-iClever®-Technology-Blackberry-Bluetooth/dp/B00QTE09SY/ref=pd_sim_107_6?&ie=UTF8&refRID=1H4QWQ1HV149C6MF8TFY

and this cable
http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters®-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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