dongle with higher powered USB charging?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mrklaw, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. mrklaw macrumors 68020

    Jan 29, 2008
    I just got a MBP (13" base model) at work. Had been using a MBA up to now. They gave me a dongle which gives two USB ports (USB 3 I think), ethernet and a USB-C passthrough for a charger. Great. Except if I plug my ipad/iphone in to those USB ports, I'm only getting 500ma from them.

    Is there a dongle that has similar ports (need to use ethernet at work) but can supply extra power through the USB ports for iphone/ipad charging? On my MBA connecting USB-lightning it sends out at least 1A, possibly more
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    I think what you need is not "a dongle", but rather a USB3 powered hub with device-charging ports built into it as well...
  3. mrklaw thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 29, 2008
    but the USB C port should be able to provide plenty of power right? I have a lot to learn it seems. I guess I could have a powered dock if it stays at my desk all the time.

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