iPad mini Does usb hubs charge ipads?

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  1. yalag macrumors 65816

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    I ran out of ports with iMac so I went and bought a USB hub thinking that I can plug my ipad mini into that and then have the hub plug into my computer. It didn't work. My first thought is maybe the hub isn't powered so I went and bought another usb hub this time a powered usb hub. Came home and tried it, same problem. The top of the mac mini status bar says "Not charging". What's going on? Is there a specific type of hub I need to get?
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    The iPad and iPad Mini have 3 options. Charging, Not Charging, and ___.

    Charging - Charging at Full Speed
    Not Charging - Connected to Standard USB Port. Will Charge, just takes longer.
    ___ - Not connected to a charger of any kind or support.

    You can find hubs with the requires amperage for the iPad, but they are often expensive.

    TEG
     
  3. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, can you please point me to an example of these hubs?
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    D-Link DUB-H7, includes 2 1.2A USB Ports, instead of the standard 500mA ports.

    TEG
     
  5. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you, will it sync via those charge ports?
     
  6. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using the Anker Uspeed USB 3.0 7-Port + 1 Charging Port Hub. It has been reliable and lets me move away from USB2 hubs.
     
  7. TEG macrumors 604

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    Yes. The ports just add the extra 700mA required for full charge speed. If your iMac does have USB 3.0, I would look into the previous suggestion though, as whenever you can, you should go to 3.0.

    TEG
     
  8. zipur macrumors 6502

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    I heard the Anker does NOT charge an IPAD. True or False?
     
  9. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

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    Charges my iPad without a problem.
     

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